Sudbury has cracked a top 10 list many locals won’t be pleased to see the nickel city featured on.

On Tuesday, Orkin Canada released the top bed bug cities in the country.

Coming in at eighth, is Sudbury. The lone Northern Ontario city to crack the top 10. Sault Ste. Marie finished 23rd.

“Orkin Canada expects this to be a bumper year for bed bugs,” reads a statement from the company.

“The findings by Orkin Canada are based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments carried out by the country’s largest pest control provider.”

Entomologists say having a clean room does not prevent bed bugs; and two bed bugs can lay up to ten eggs in one day.  Anyone detecting signs of bed bugs are advised to seek expert advice to prevent widespread infestation.


The top ten cities:

  1. Toronto
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Vancouver
  4. Ottawa
  5. St. John's
  6. Edmonton
  7. Halifax
  8. Sudbury
  9. Scarborough
  10. Calgary

Tips from Orkin for homeowners and vacationers:

  • Inspect thoroughly the beds, soft furnishings and framed pictures – look for insects, blood stains, dead bugs and eggs
  • Keep all your luggage elevated and away from soft furnishings
  • When returning home, leave your luggage in the garage and put all clothing in the dryer at the highest appropriate temperature for at least 15 minutes