Bed Bugs

News Releases

January 11, 2011 - The Department of Health and Social Services has confirmed that bed bugs have infested at least three NWT communities, including Yellowknife.Bed bugs are found all over the world and the number of reported cases in Canada has been increasing rapidly since the year 2000. Bed bugs are reddish brown insects that have oval-shaped bodies with no wings.

If residents have questions about bed bugs, they are encouraged to visit the Department's website or contact their local environmental health office.