Identify bed bugs
Bed bugs are small insects (about the size of an apple seed) with oval-shaped bodies and no wings. They usually come out and bite at night. It is possible for anyone, anywhere to experience a bed bug infestation, but bed bugs can be prevented and controlled.

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Prevent

Even the cleanest houses, hotels or apartments can get bed bugs, but regular inspection and cleaning can help you prevent an infestation.


Learn what you can do to prevent bed bugs »

Identify

One of the best ways to control a bed bug infestation is to spot the problem early and act quickly.


Learn how to find bed bugs and identify bed bug bites »

Act

If you find bed bugs in your home or apartment, your local Public Health Unit may be a source of additional information or talk to your landlord, building manager, or a pest control professional.


Learn what else you can do to control a bed bug infestation »

Why We Need To Do Our Part

  • No one is to blame

    With global travel and new limits on pesticides, bed bugs have spread to just about every city in the world. The fear of being blamed for a bed bug infestation can prevent some people from reporting bed bugs in their home or apartment, which only makes the problem worse.

    Rather than try to place blame, it is more important to take action. If we all do our part to prevent, identify and act we can control this pest.
  • Myths

  • Myth: You can't see bed bugs

    Adult bed bugs are easily spotted. Adult bed bugs are 3mm – 5mm in size – about the size and shape of an apple seed – and a reddish brown colour.
  • Myth: You only get bed bugs if you live in a low-income neighbourhood

    Bed bugs are an exposure pest and are not necessarily associated with living conditions. Bed bugs can happen to anyone, anywhere.
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