Patient residence in Ottawa refuses clothing donations due to bed bugs: why?

February 24, 2013

Nunatsiaq Online reports that a residence in Ottawa for Nunavut residents seeking medical treatment is infested with bed bugs thought to have come from clothing donations: Larga Baffin is making sure that the patient residence is clean, following the discovery of three bedbugs in a room. Bedbugs have been found at the Larga Baffin patient residence […]

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Recent bed bug press from all over Canada

August 5, 2010

The press in Canada is aflutter with the current bed bug media frenzy. This CBC story picks up the findings of the 2010 Comprehensive Global Bed Bug Study done by the University of Kentucky and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). CBC Radio’s The Current features a story this week about how we’re “on the […]

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Ottawa man refuses bed bug treatment eight times, finally evicted

March 7, 2010

Christopher Francoeur was evicted from 415 MacLaren St. in Ottawa, after refusing to have his apartment in the infested 249-unit building treated for bed bugs. The Ottawa Citizen reports that According to a Landlord and Tenant Board ruling, the resident, Christopher Francoeur, refused to let anyone in to spray. Francoeur claims he simply got home […]

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CTV report on bed bugs in an Ottawa home

February 19, 2009

This week, Canada’s CTV has been featuring stories on pests that invade the home. There’s a video story on bed bugs in an Ottawa home — an in-depth examination of what it’s like to live with, and fight bed bugs. The young woman interviewed (anonymously) in this interview is the daughter of Itchy-Scratchy, a Bedbugger […]

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Horrific story from Ottawa: bed bug sufferer overdoses

December 4, 2008

This story first made me want to cry. And then it made me want to smash my hand into the wall. The Ottawa Citizen reported today on the story of a local woman named Jadwiga Dziedziczak, aged 60. For ten years, she’s lived in an Ottawa public housing unit on Wurtemburg Street. She had bed […]

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Bed bugs spread in Ottawa

January 10, 2008

The spread of bed bugs in Ottawa, Ontario was the feature of a short article by Daniel Proussalidis with Kristi Soble on, the website of CFRA radio 580. David Saunders from Paramount Pest Control tells CFRA News the [bed bug] problem is rampant in rooming houses and hostels. But Saunders adds it’s just as […]

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