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(WINDSOR, ON) It is a list most cities would rather not appear on. According to one of the nations largest pest control companies, there are ten other cities with a bed bug problem which overshadows the one in Windsor.

Windsor is number eleven on the first ever list of cities with the most incidences of bed bugs. The national bed bug situation, says pest exterminator Orkin Canada, which compiled the list, is expected to get worse.

From what the company is seeing, this could be a bumper year for the pesky tiny bugs. To compile its list, Orkin staff counted up the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments it is asked to carry out in Canadian cities.

It should be noted that the results are only based on the work Orkin does and is not a comprehensive survey of bed bug cities.

The top ten cities suffering from bed bugs are:

Orkin says it has been told by entomologists that having a clean room does not prevent bed bugs. The nuisance bugs can lay up to ten eggs in one day. Those detecting signs of bed bugs are advised to seek expert advice to prevent widespread infestation.

There are measures travellers can take when they rent hotel or motel rooms to avoid bringing the bugs home. They should always check their accommodations for signs of the bugs. Orkin advises the best methods are to thoroughly inspect all beds, soft furnishings, and framed pictures. Things to look for include insects, blood stains, dead bugs, and eggs.

Luggage should be elevated and away from soft furnishings such as couches.

On return to your home, tourists should not bring their luggage directly into their homes. It is advised to leave it in the garage and to put all clothing in the dryer at the highest appropriate temperature for at least 15 minutes.

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, this year.

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St. John's has made it to the top of another list, but this time it's not for the colourful houses or oceanfront location.

The most easterly city in Canada is also housing a host of unwanted guests bedbugs.

Pest control company Orkin Canada released data gathered from the number of treatments it performed at both residential and commercial properties throughout the country from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.

Toronto topped its list of bedbug ridden cities, followed by Winnipeg, Vancouver, Ottawa, St. John's, Edmonton, Halifax, Sudbury, Scarborough and Calgary.

Bedbugs rely on humans for more than just lunch.

Orkin released its list of the 25 most bed bug-ridden cities in Canada. (Orkin Canada)

"They're great little hitchhikers, and unfortunately we're a great mode of transport," said Ken Penney, service manager for Orkin in St. John's.

"From our luggage, purses, bags, wallets, cell phone casesthese are all the ways we have confirmed bed bugs navigating from one place to the other."

Penney points to the oil boom and a reliance on the tourism industry for St. John'shigh ranking among much bigger cities on the list.

"In recent years we've become an oil-based society and we rely heavily on tourism, hence we inherit the trends that come with those industries," Penney told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show.

"Increased tourists means increased hotel capacities, [workers] travelling between job sites, shared quarters, carpooling and disposable income, which also means vacationing, so all of these things are part of the bed bug equation.

"So it has increased, but that's the cost of our lifestyle."

The parasitic insects tend to live and hide in the areas where we sleep, but they aren't limited to hotels and apartment buildings, Penney said. They've been found in buses, taxis, theatres, food courts and offices.

Some people get red, itchy spots when bitten by bedbugs, some show no signs at all, Penney said, so it isn't always obvious there is a problem.

Penney has seen infestations so severe they had to tear out the walls and flooring in a home and throw out all the furniture.

"And the occupants are just there stood up saying, 'I had no signs, I didn't know that this happened,' and we're finding hundreds of bugs in behind almost every obstacle."

This fed, adult bed bug is no bigger than an apple seed. (Sudbury & District Health Unit/www.bedbugsinfo.ca)

Bedbugs can thrive in a spotlessly clean room, and one female bedbug can lay one to five eggs per day, so vigilance is key.

Penney's best advice is to thoroughly inspect the area around your bed, including linens, creases in mattresses and furniture, the box spring, headboard and framed pictures.

Look for insects adults are reddish-brown and about the size of an apple seed eggs, blood stains and fecal matter.

"St. John's is a small city, but it's also one of North America's oldest cities, hence we shouldn't believe we should be impervious to one of North America's oldest pests."


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Post date: August 3rd, 2017

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Post date: July 25th, 2017

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A Vernon family discovered bed bugs in their North Vancouver hotel room, after they had slept there.

A Vernon couple's Vancouver vacation turned into a creepy crawly nightmare last week.

Kerrie and Callum Stewart drove all day on June 26 to North Vancouver, pulling into the North Vancouver Comfort Inn and Suites at about 9 p.m. They had travelled to the coast to visit their daughter, who was on a break from studying in Australia.

Kerrie picked up their daughter, and the three of them went straight to bed. Their daughter woke up itchy.

She realized this could be bed bugs, because she's had them before, and they just send you into a panic," Kerrie told CTV News.

Upon further inspection, their fears were confirmed.

"There was a lot of the black dot excrements and big bed bugs and eggs and it was horrifying," Kerrie said. "There were dozens and dozens of bed bugs that you could see, and you never usually see a bed bug."

Management at the hotel offered to upgrade their room, and not charge them for their first night.

The family asked the manager of the hotel for $1,000 to replace items that had become infested, but management refused. The hotel says they offered to have the family's clothes dry cleaned.

Kerrie took to social media, posting pictures and their story on her Facebook page. The post was shared over 16,000 times, and received over 2,000 comments.

The pictures show red sores all over the bodies of all three members of the family.

When CTV News contacted the hotel, management issued a statement sayingbed bug infestations are not completely preventable, but we want to express our sincere regret for the disappointment this family experienced during their stay with us."

- With files from CTV Vancouver


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One of the most important parts of a holiday is choosing our accomodations properly. After a day of fun filled leisure activities, we surely want to come back to a relaxing and comfortable bed.

Unfortunately for Wai Shean Chau, the exact opposite happened to her. Wai Shean had shared her rather unsavory experience, when her hotel room's whole ceiling fell down while she was on holiday recently.

According to her Facebook posting, she booked a three-room water chalet, but misfortune fell upon her when one of the room's ceiling suddenly collapsed.

In the pictures shared by Wai Shean, it appears that quite a big chunk of the ceiling had simply given way, and it created a flood in one of the rooms.

She even shared a video of the mess it left behind. Instead of a luxury room, it looked more like a construction site now.

And to make make matters worst, Wai Shean complained that he hotel's management were rather unfriendly although what happened was not within her control, and the replacement room had left much to be desired.

"The room was overall worn out. Woke up the next morning with red spots on face, hand and feet! I didn't think much of it but the spots swell up through the day and it got so itchy. Those were horrible bed bug bites! Im not sure if it was from the bed or the blanket," said Wai Shean shared her woes in her Facebook posting.

And this all happened at Avillion Port Dickson, a five star resort, which is simply unacceptable, as Wai Shen had openly named the hotel in question in her FB post.

Let's hope that Wai Shean recovers from her nightmarish holiday, and receives proper compensation from the hotel for her ruined holiday.

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A warning during this busy travel season, it may not just be delays and bad weather that could spoil your vacation.

Exterminators say the bed bug problem is quick to spread this time of year.

Bed bugs had all but disappeared from the 1950s to the 1990s. But since then, bug experts, say the pests have made a huge resurgence, and Upstate exterminators say they are rampant in this area.

The blood sucking pests may only be a quarter of an inch, but in Spartanburg alone, theyve had the power to vacate apartments units and take down motels.

Fighting off bed bugs is serious work for Raksha Patel, owner of Royal Inn and Suites in Boiling Springs.

She has spent tens of thousands of dollars on mattress pads, mattresses, and cover springs to keep out unwanted guests. But it doesnt stop there.

And also weve changed the carpet, weve removed all the headboards in the rooms, and that protects from every bed bug situation we used to have before. We dont have an issue, but just to keep our customers happy weve done all this, says Patel.

Affordable Pest Control owner Israel Robinson, who has been an exterminator in the Carolinas for 30 years, has noticed that the times have changed. He says back when he started, parents who said, dont let the bed bugs bite were never concerned they actually would.

Its a growing problem, according to a North Carolina State entomologist, he stated that it has not peaked yet, because of the ability of them to adapt, Robinson says.

Robinson uses a combination of methods, but theres one treatment he says is the most effective.

Heat eradicates bed bugs, Robinson says.

He says that the bug dies at 120 degrees and the eggs die at 123 degrees.

To avoid bed bugs, anytime you visit a hotel, pull back the sheets and check the seams and corners of the mattress right near the pillow area. Youre looking for black spots, the bugs themselves, or yellowish skins that they shed.

Robinson also recommends checking headboards, alarm clocks and dressers near the bed.

To keep their facility clean, Royal Inn has monthly exterminations, and also sprays after each guests leaves.

And the motel even provides free laundry to new guests.

We tell them to wash their clothes before they would go in the motel room, so they dont bring in, Patel says.

A problem motels like Royal Inn and Suites deals with is that some clients will even falsely claim there are bed bugs to get a bill dismissed.

So if you do encounter any let a hotel know right away, dont wait until the morning after, and take pictures with your cell phone for evidence.


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Post date: June 11th, 2017

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