Bed bugs and integrated pest management

Bed bugBed bugs create challenges for housing providers of all sizes, in all communities. Staff resources and budgets can be strained as costs associated with bed bugs continue to rise.

To deal with these challenges, ONPHA recommends using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to pest control. Pest management professionals work with housing providers to assess the severity of an infestation and make decisions about how to treat it, which means fewer visits by the pest management company and greater satisfaction for tenants.

We have also developed a bed bug tool kit and other resources to help housing providers and tenants deal with bed bugs.