We help our visitors stay current with bed bug related information in Toronto and around Canada. Whether you are suffering from a bed bug infestation in Toronto or if you are simply interested in learning more about these creepy crawlers, our bed bug news section has interesting information for you.
Bed Bugs in Student Dorms
Students moving into university dorms this month could have a surprise awaiting their arrival; and unfortunately, not a pleasant surprise. Leanne Ashworth, director of Housing and Jobs Office in Montreal Canada says that a lot of students will be moving into bed bug infested rooms this September completely unaware of what lies ahead. What makes this problem worst is that most of these students don’t even know what bed bugs are, mistakenly identifying the bites as a rash or allergic reaction. It isn’t until months later that some students realize that they have bed bugs, making it much more difficult to eliminate the threat. A key component to battling this problem, therefore, is to educate new students about bed bugs so they can act quick when a bed bug infestation is noticed and call a bed bug exterminator.
Bed Bugs Reported at Cineplex
Although it is very rare, there is a slight possibility that you can encounter bed bugs while enjoying a night at the cinema. A guest at Cinema City Movies 12 in Canada recently posted a video on Facebook that went viral of what looks like a couple bed bugs crawling on a seat of one auditorium. Immediately after hearing about this, the auditorium was closed and a bed bug expert was called in to investigate. According to Cineplex Entertainment who owns the cinema, no bed bug activity was found by the bed bug exterminator. However, the auditorium remained closed for 2 days so it could be thoroughly treated as a precautionary measure.
Bed Bugs on the Rise
Bed bugs have been causing a lot of concern in the past few years for residents all around Toronto as well as Montreal. Since July 2011 there has been nearly 23,000 residential bed bug infestations reported in Montreal alone, with no end in sight to the bedbug problem. According to François Saillant, spokesperson for housing group FRAPRU, the bed bug problem in Montreal has entered almost every Montreal neighbourhood reaching what he considers epidemic proportions. Saillant claims that the city is doing a great job to inform the public of the issue, however, they are not putting enough pressure on landlords to make sure that bed bug cases are properly dealt with. If you are travelling to Montreal from Toronto, make sure to stay weary and properly wash your belongings before getting back home.