WINNIPEG – Are cockroaches the new bed bugs in Winnipeg?
There’s a big time spike in the number of roaches being found in apartments around town, according to bug guy Taz Stuart from Poulin’s Pest Control.
“German cockroaches are definitely becoming the new popular bug,” says Stuart. “They don’t descriminate, just like bed bugs… anyone can get them. Once they start going, you can get 100,000 roaches in as little as six months from one individual female.”
Sean Dilworth came home to a notice under the door one day.
“About two or three days later before going to bed, I see something crawling up the wall behind the stove and I get that gut-wrenching feeling,” says Dilworth. “I pull out the stove and then there’s a pile more.”
The only way to get rid of them is to tell your landlord immediately so they can let exterminators know.
Stuart says it is possible to get rid of them but be careful because they’re very easily transferred from place to place.