Toronto topped Orkin’s list of Worst Canadian Cities for Bedbugs in 2020.
On the pest control company’s annual list, Toronto is followed by Sudbury in second place and Oshawa in third place.
However, it appears that bed bug sightings have declined overall over the year, which Orkin says is likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Travel bans, home ordering and a general shift to remote working have resulted in fewer hitchhikers having to get around,” the company said in a press release.
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The company said bed bugs are likely to become a growing problem again as the economy reopens.
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“Because of their ability to double the population roughly every 16 days, bedbugs shouldn’t have a hard time getting a grip on the Canadian market,” the press release said.
Orkin said the list is based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments the company has performed over the year.
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