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Toronto is the Capital of Canada for Bed Bugs

(Toronto, August 1, 2017) With the summer travel season in high gear, the country’s largest pest control company is warning about an unwelcome visitor that could affect locals and tourists. 

Orkin Canada expects this to be a bumper year for bed bugs.  The warning comes as the company unveils its first ever list of bed bug cities.  The findings by Orkin Canada are based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments carried out by the country’s largest pest control provider. 

The top ten cities:

  1. Toronto
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Vancouver
  4. Ottawa
  5. St. John's
  6. Edmonton
  7. Halifax
  8. Sudbury
  9. Scarborough
  10. Calgary

Entomologists say having a clean room does not prevent bed bugs; and two bed bugs can lay up to ten eggs in one day.  Anyone detecting signs of bed bugs are advised to seek expert advice to prevent widespread infestation.

Tips for homeowners and vacationers:

  • Inspect thoroughly the beds, soft furnishings and framed pictures – look for insects, blood stains, dead bugs and eggs
  • Keep all your luggage elevated and away from soft furnishings
  • When returning home, leave your luggage in the garage and put all clothing in the dryer at the highest appropriate temperature for at least 15 minutes

For more information about bed bug prevention, visit orkincanada.ca

The city rankings were based on all bed bug treatments by Orkin Canada at residential and commercial properties within Canada from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  Download here for the full list of Canada`s bed bug cities.

About Orkin Canada

Orkin Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) is the country’s largest pest control provider and leader in the development of fast, effective and environmentally responsible pest control solutions. One key program is the Home Pest Protection Program that prevents and eradicates pest infestations and provides key information about pests. Orkin Canada provides professional services to both residential and commercial clients from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.orkincanada.ca, like www.facebook.com/OrkinCanada or follow @orkincanada.

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