Survey: Bed Bugs Stories on Rise in Canadian Cities
A survey of Canadian Public Health Inspectors shows a dramatic rise in bed bug infestations across Canada, bed bugs stories are rolling in. Apartment buildings are identified as the leading location for bed bugs, followed by private homes, government office buildings and hospitals. TORONTO — A survey of Canadian Public Health Inspectors shows a dramatic rise in bed bug infestations across Canada, with apartment buildings identified as the leading location for bed bugs, followed by private homes, government office buildings and hospitals. A survey of 67 Canadian public health inspectors conducted by COMPAS Research, indicates reports of bed bug infestations have risen anywhere from 20 to 50 per cent over the past three years, with an average annual increase of 8 per cent. This is a red flag that both government and industry must have a better strategy for controlling bed bugs. Given that fewer than a dozen bed bugs can multiply into 1,000 adults in just over two months, there’s no time to waste. The survey of Canada’s public health inspectors also indicates that apartment building managers do not have sufficient training or resources to deal with bed bug infestations. They also cite a lack of public knowledge, and little government focus on the impact bed bugs have on people, as major sources of frustration. Almost 6 in 10 health inspectors consider pest control industry expertise and training to be the most valuable resource in the battle against bed bugs. At Purity Pest Control, we offer K-9 bed bug detection by our 3rd party certified teams. Our teams are close to 95% accurate compared to a human inspection which is about 35% accurate. Call us for an inspection or just sound advise.