Bed Bug Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has information about how to recognize and deal with bed bugs in your home. It covers the following topics:

  • What are bed bugs?
  • What do bed bugs feed on?
  • Can I get sick from bed bugs?
  • How do bed bugs get into my home?
  • What can I do if I have bed bugs in my home?
  • What do bed bug bites look like?
  • How do I treat bed bug bites?
  • How do I prevent bed bugs from entering my home?

It is from the City of Toronto but a lot of the information applies to anyone living in Ontario. You can contact your municipality for more information about how bed bugs are treated in your area.

For More Information

  • Bed Bugs - Information about bed bugs from Health Canada. It covers how to avoid bed bugs when travelling and what bed bug bites can look like.
  • General Information About Bed Bugs - This website explains the life-cycle of a bed bug and where they typically live in a home. From the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association.
  • Landlord and Tenant Board - Provides information about the RTA and to resolve disputes between most residential landlords and tenants.
Last updated: May 25, 2016 1005177