Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in reports of people suffering from bed bug infestations in Toronto. Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are nocturnal bloodsucking insects that bite humans and other mammals. Bed bugs can be found almost anywhere in the world where humans have established homes and cities. Anyone can get an infestation of bed bugs; however, vulnerable populations may have a particularly difficult time managing the required treatment and prevention strategies.


Early identification of bed bugs is essential to managing this resurging insect.