Environmental Health

Bed bugs seen on a mattress

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small biting insects that can multiply quickly and travel easily.  It is possible for anyone to have an infestation of bed bugs regardless of income or type of dwelling.  While bed bugs themselves or bed bug infestations are not a health hazard, people dealing with an extreme active infestation can experience stress and anxiety, lose sleep and spend a lot of money.  As with all insect bites, secondary skin infections and allergic reactions are also of concern.

For more information on how to prevent, identify and control bed bugs, please see the links below. Please note that some of these links will navigate to the Government of Canada website.

Person using a vacuum to vacuum floor boardsPreventing bed bugs from entering your home is the most important step in preventing an infestation.  Bed bugs can be found in hotels, motels, dormitories, apartments, condos, private homes, and even in some public places, such as businesses and offices.  Anyone can get bed bugs.