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‘Canada’s Top Bed Bug Cities’ Have Been Revealed & Montreal Isn’t Even Top 10 –

Orkin has released its list of 'Canada's Top Bed Bug Cities' and maybe surprisingly Montreal didn't even crack the top 10.

The Quebec metropolis lands at number 19 in the list, which ranks cities "by the number of bed bug treatments the company performed" in 2020.

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Toronto #1 Bed Bug City In Canada

So Montreal's low ranking could be explained by a less frequent use of Orkin compared to other pest control services in the city, but there's no way to know.

The number one spot of course went to Toronto.

It's followed in the ranking by Sudbury, Oshawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, St. John's, Scarborough, Whitby, Edmonton and Ottawa.

"Bed bugs are extremely efficient hitch hikers," Orkin warns.

"They can move easily across a room and climb onto luggage or anything left on a bed in just one night."

The company's advice for keeping the critters out of your home include not putting luggage on beds when travelling, using metal luggage racks and packing clothes in plastic bags.

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This Map Shows You The Exact Location Of All Of The Bed Bug Infestations In Montreal – MTL Blog

Anyone who's ever had bed bugs know that the tiny creatures can cause a massive headache. Bed bugs bite you in your sleep like tiny little parasites, and the mere thought of that can lead to quite a few sleepless nights if you're dealing with an infestation.

It's therefore reasonable that people want to know where bedbugs are found in the city, especially when they're thinking about moving to a new building. According to Sant Montreal, "between 2010 and 2014, about 3% (22,000) of households a year had bed bugs."

Luckily, Open Data 101 Montreal has put together an easy-to-use, interactive map that gives you an idea of the location of bed bug infestations throughout the city.

The map was put together using open data from the city of Montreal. The data shows where exterminators declared that they had done extermination work for bedbugs.

It, therefore, may not be a totally accurate representation of where bedbugs are in the city right now, but it gives you a pretty solid estimate.


The map reveals some interesting findings.

For example, it gives us an idea of which neighbourhoods are the most affected by bed bug infestations.

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According to the data, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie has the most declared exterminations, with a total of 4,509 over the last 18 years.

This is followed by VilleraySaint-MichelParc-Extension, with 4 495 exterminations, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, with 4453 exterminations, and the Plateau, with 3 928 exterminations.

Sant Montral urges people with bed bug infestations to "act quickly to prevent bed bugs from spreading. Dont treat your home yourself: call a professional. If youre a tenant, the owner is responsible for taking care of the problem."

You can find out more about bed bug infestations on Sant Montral's website.

You can also explore the bed bug map here.

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Montreal Issues Warning For Bed Bug Infestation – MTL Blog

It's currently moving season, and with moving comes a lot of issues, unfortunately, one of those being bed bugs.

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During busy moving time the City Of Montreal frequently releases public announcements about how to prevent the spread of bed bugs in the city. As you know, bed bugs are a major concern and issue for any densely populated urban area.

As you can see, the Ville De Montreal Twitter page released this tweet reminding citizens of " adoptgood habits" when moving to be conscientious and prevent bed bug spread.

Le 1er juillet, a dmnage Montral! Adoptez les bons comportements.

July 1, 2018

You might be cringing in disgust at the moment, but know that it's a fact that bed bugs do not discriminate. Rich, poor, dirty, or clean, bed bugs feast off human blood and any home, regardless of how often the floor is swept, is the perfect breeding ground for these stubborn little critters.

Bites are usually the first sign of an infestation, and they will pop up quickly in multiples and appear similar to a mosquito bite. They are red, swollen, but they are much itchierthan a typical bug bite.

Obviously, an infestation can be 100% confirmed if you actually find some of these buggers in your bed or home. Thankfully, they are easy to spot becausethey are quite large and brown; about the size and shape of a lentil or apple seed.

If you spot a bed bug and you live in a building, it is your responsibility to contact your landlord right away. They will take the necessarynext steps to reach out to a professional to have the bug eradicatedwith no cost to the tenant.

Don't be ashamed or embarrassedto reach out to your landlord. It's their responsibilityto contact exterminators and get the issue dealt with ASAP. Preventing bed bugs from spreading takes a collective effort.

That said, when moving and picking up old furniture and clothes, it's important to take necessary steps and precautions to avoid spreading the bugs or eggs.

Read up HERE to find FAQs about bed bugs and what you can do to help prevent the spread.

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This Montreal Apartment Complex Is So Infested With Cockroaches And Rats That The Public Health Department Had To Step In – MTL Blog

If you've ever found a bug in your apartment, then you understand the fear of wondering where the thousand other little critters are hiding. Not just any bug can spark horror, but when you think about bed bugs and cockroaches it really couldn't get any worse than that.

Until you start seeing rats. This should be where the line is drawn and evacuation measures are taken. Except that they aren't. Your new roommates are now giant rodents and creepy bugs that seem to multiply overnight. This might not be the case where you live, but it's the nightmare that tenants of an apartment in Montreal-Nord have been dealing with for over a year.

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TL;DRThe Public Health Department and the City of Montreal had no choice by to launch extermination efforts on a Montreal-Nord apartment building infested with cockroaches, bed bugs and rats. Complaints have been made since 2017, but with three extermination planned this week, all vermin is expected to finally be gone. More details below.

The complaints began rolling into the City of Montreal in 2017. After more than 15 inspection visits, it was decided that work would begin in 2018 to exterminate the bugs. Follow-ups were made last year, but the issue wasn't actually solved as the city received a new complaint of the bugs and rodents just last week.

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The City of Montreal and the Public Health Department had no choice but to intervene on Monday. Since then, tenants have met with infectious disease prevention teams and social workers while the building undergoes multiple exterminations.

The tenants are unable to be relocated due to the complexity of quickly finding accomodations for everyone, especially those that have pets.

What's even more shocking in the midst of the bug infestation is that the owner of the apartment complex completely abandoned their obligations towards the building. The owner now owes payment to the Laurentian Bank. Needless to say, this is one messy situation.

Over the course of the week at least three more exterminations will take place in the building, with the Public Health Department returning next week to ensure all vermin have been exterminated.

Until then, it sounds like it's going to be an absolute nightmare for any tenants of the building. At the very least, their apartments will no longer be overrun by the unwanted critters.


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As tenants suffer in Pandemic, the Quebec government must take action to control rent – The Suburban Newspaper

The Rental Board, now called the Tribunal administrative du logement (TAL), turned 40 years old this October. The TAL, first created to arbitrate the imbalance in power between tenants and landlords, continues to fail in its duties to protect tenants and the rental housing market. The historical dysfunction of Quebecs housing tribunal only becomes more concerning as tenants face an unprecedented crisis, brought on by a global pandemic, a lack of social housing, and out-of-control rents in the private market.

For years now, the Greater Montreal housing market has been gradually tightening, with last years vacancy rate breaking a 15-year record low with only 1.5% of apartments available, while at the same time, the average rent increased by 3.6%, the highest increase in recent years. Add on the financial losses faced by tenants during a global lockdown, and the result is that vulnerable and precarious populations living in the metropolis are being choked out.

The reality is undeniable. Against the backdrop of this housing crisis, homelessness has doubled in our city, and still more barely manage to avoid it. Tenants seeking the help of our organization face a newly hostile rental market, leaving many of our service users caught between the impossible choice of hanging onto their still-affordable but unsafe, substandard apartments, or trying their luck in a housing market where affordable options have all but disappeared.

We see a lot of people who get caught in a cycle of not being able to pay their rent on time. This often results in eviction, after which they are faced with finding new housing that is even less affordable, Anne Favory, a social rights worker at Project Genesis explains. In other cases, vulnerable tenants end up being at the mercy of their landlord, who know that they can get away with not doing repairs or fixing vermin issues since the tenant cant afford anything better.

Bridgejet, a Project Genesis service user who has had bedbugs since February, knows this firsthand. My daughters skin is damaged by the bug bites. I keep buying medication, but nothing works. If I try to move, I'm going to have to pay almost $2000, and Im a single mother, I cant afford that. Bridgejet lives in a 4 with her three children and pays $880 a month. She would like to keep her apartment as she faces discrimination when looking for a new place to live. Landlords do not like the colour of my skin and the fact that I have children, she explains. All of this, of course, is compounded by her financial reality: If I take one of these apartments, I'm going to end up homeless because I cant pay the rent.

The provincial government recently made a number of important changes to the Tribunal, a body whose mission includes presiding over the conservation of the housing stock. In the current housing and economic crisis, Project Genesis, a member of the Regroupement des comits logement et associations de locataires du Qubec (RCLALQ), demands that the provincial government take steps to implement rent control, ending the current cycle of insufficient affordable housing, unsafe living conditions, and eviction. As various governments all over Canada move towards freezing property taxes and rent increases as a response to the pandemic, the Quebec government needs to step up to protect tenants.

Saray Ortiz Torres

Darby MacDonald

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