Bed bugs

Last updated November 2, 2023

Bed bugs propagate rapidly and can be found in all types of homes. Immediate action is required to control bed bug infestations. Learn what you need to do in the event of an infestation.

Identifying bed bugs

The bed bug is an insect the size and colour of an apple seed. Some signs can be helpful in detecting their presence. For example, check to see if:

  • you have bites similar to mosquito bites
  • your skin is itchy
  • small black spots appear on your sheets and on the seams of your mattress

What to do in the event of an infestation

If you are a tenant

Immediately notify your landlord. If the landlord does not take the measures required to exterminate the bed bugs, you must contact 311. 

If you are a landlord

Once you receive the notice from your tenant, you must immediately contact a certified exterminator.

If you are moving 

If you are moving or travelling, exercise caution to avoid causing the bed bugs to spread.

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