Pest control

Pest control

​Unfortunately, cockroaches, bedbugs, mice, and other pests can sometimes get into homes. They are harder to control in places that are cluttered or overcrowded.

Help us control pests on your property

  • Keep your unit clean and clutter-free.
  • Do not feed pigeons, squirrels or stray animals. They can attract other pests.
  • Do not pick up furniture that others have thrown away, as it could be infested.
  • Do not put any garbage in hallways or on the floors of chute rooms, as this contributes to infestation.
Make sure all garbage is placed into the garbage receptacle and the hatch is fully closed. Larger items that do not fit into the chute must be brought to the bulk garbage area.

Bed bugs are a problem in many cities in North America, including Toronto. The only way to control them is to treat infested units right away.

Disposal of large items

Toronto Community Housing does not recommend the disposal of furniture without a prior inspection from a pest control professional, as most items can be saved through treatment. If you choose to throw out pest-infested furniture or mattresses, ask your Superintendent for plastic to wrap these items before taking them out of your unit. Never leave anything in the hallway.

Important: Report pests to your Superintendent or call the Client C​are Centre at ​416-981-5500 . There is no charge for pest control or treatment unless you fail to prepare your unit or you refuse to let the contractor in.

You will receive instructions on how to prepare your unit for treatment. ​