Winnipeg sits as the second highest city in Canada with bed bugs, commonly found in mattresses and under seat cushions.
According to a news release from Orkin Canada, Winnipeg’s bed bug problem is at an all-time high.
Orkin’s 2017 report shows that Winnipeg didn’t budge this year, as they stayed in second place again.
“In less than two decades, this pest has gone from a rarely experienced irritant to a major problem,” Orkin wrote in a news release.
To prevent bed bugs, Orkin says to dry potentially infested bed linens or clothing on the highest heat setting in a dryer.
They also suggest inspecting your luggage after a vacation, before bringing your suitcase in your home.
Top Ten Cities with Bed Bugs:
- St. Johns
Bed bugs are known as “hitchhikers” — Orkin says early detection is the best way to reduce the chances of an infestation.