Moncton Makes 2019 Bed Bug City List
I’ve been lucky enough to avoid bed bugs! I’m terrified of them! Whenever we stay at a hotel, I immediately search the bed for the gross little, blood sucking insect.
Saint John escaped the top 25 list of Bed Bug Cities in Canada for 2019, unfortunately for Moncton, they crawled in at #15.. If you’re planning a weekend in Halifax or Dartmouth, those places came in at #7 and #25 respectivly. And if you’re going to Toronto, wrap yourself and your luggage in bubble wrap, they were the #1 place in Canada for bed bugs.. Gross! My skin is getting the heebie jeebies just thinking about this!
According to the website of pest removal company, Orkin Canada,
Bed bugs are extremely efficient hitch hikers. They can move easily across a room and climb onto luggage or anything left on a bed in just one night.
Some things you can do to reduce the risk of picking up bed bugs as you travel include:
- Do not put your clothing or luggage directly on the bed. If bed bugs are present in the bed, they can climb into bags, suitcases or any laundry left on the bed.
- Use metal luggage racks at all times. Bed bugs cannot easily climb metal surfaces, so they make an ideal overnight spot for your suitcase. Keep the rack away from the walls and any wooden furniture.
- Hotels aren’t the only bed bug travel threats. Bed bugs thrive in dark, cool places with long-term access to humans. They can also be found on airplane and train seats, buses or in rental cars. It’s rare but it is possible to pick up bed bugs in places like these.