77 Howard St
Toronto, ON M4X

Found 18 reports:

Me on the 12th floor again. I have had my place treated TWICE for roaches since I moved in back in July, and found yet another one crawling out from under my stove tonight. Needless to say I am livid, frustrated, and just downright upset about the whole thing. Seriously considering breaking my lease but the holidays are right around the corner and this honestly could not have happened at a worse time.


I moved into the 12th floor in July and I spotted the first bug in August inside one of my kitchen cupboards. It scampered away so quickly that it was hard to see what kind of bug it was, but I had my suspicions that it was a roach. I contacted management and my email went ignored for a few days. It was only when I sent a follow up that they responded and booked an exterminator to come in a few days later.

They sprayed, although when I tried asking the guy about the building's history his ex

act words were "I don't know and if I did I'm not saying anything." I found that to be both troublesome and rude. I stayed over at my parents' home for the rest of that week because the fumes were pretty bad and I wanted to give the spray a chance at working. I came back on the weekend to put all my things back into my closets etc. for a while, everything was fine up until a few weeks ago.

It seems like once the building turned the heat on, the critters started coming back. A massive and FAST roach crawled out of my kitchen sink while I was washing dishes - that nearly gave me a bloody heart attack by the way - and I've found a total of three tiny bugs dark (not sure what they are specifically, maybe baby roaches?) against the tile in my kitchen. This weekend I am going to bring a cocking gun home so I can fix up up any cracks I might have missed, I am also going to get some bug spray and see if this helps.

see full report...

I found a couple of bedbugs (3 of them) but none to the level of an infestation. I quickly searched my mattress, the wall behind my bed to find some dead bed bugs. This was a couple of weeks ago and haven't had any problems since.

The bugs aren't a huge problem, as long as you keep your place clean. The issue with this place is the water. The water pressure is very poor and getting hot water is a joke. The cold water tap completely overpowers the hot water so you never get a good mix of bot

h. Its either always scalding hot or cold.

This building is probably one of the better buildings in St. James Town. If you have no other option then you can live here

see full report...

I live on the 5th floor and have for about 6 months now. In the past couple weeks my roommate and i have been noticing sporadic bites. I found an actual bug crawling on me this evening and will be contacting the super for treatment tomorrow. The management in this building is very temperamental so im worried about dealing with that. Wondering if anyone in the building has had their issue with the bugs completely cleared??


TJ on the 20th floor here again, would like to say still Bedbug free, however, we've killed 9 mice, and dozens of cockroaches, have had out unit sprayed and had our kitchen cabinets torn apart and rebuilt (I will say the property management has been very astute, sends help quickly), problem is, this building is 40 years old, the walls are probably infested, and nearly impossibly to get rid of the pests, as I said before, you get what you pay for, for under $1200/mth we get a 2 BR apartment on a

high floor with an amazing view. The rent includes everything, even parking, unfortunately, it also comes with bedbugs, cockroaches and mice! We will be moving shortly because of this, but I don't think we will bring anything with us, don't want to bring any stowaways to our new place, think I'll just burn all our clothes and furniture!

see full report...

I've been living here on the 20th floor of 77 Howrd Street for 4 years, last year, we noticed bite marks all over our backs. We lifted our mattress, and there were dozens of bedbugs! I freaked! After tearing apart our entire bedroom we discovered we were infested, they were every where! Our bed frame is made of pine, they were wedged in every screw hole, every crack, in our clothes in the closets, in our mattress, on the drapes, in the electrical sockets, EVERYWHERE!!! No idea where thy came fro

m, we are very clean, but it took us forever to get rid of them! We threw out most of our bedding, both our night stands, washed and dried everything, bought mattress covers, bough a steamer (heat kills them) had our unit sprayed twice (management was very good about it), and cleaned from top to bottom several times! Luckily, it was winter, we put everything else on the balcony, we had a few days below -20, which also kills them. It's now been many months, and, touch wood, we haven't seen any, but what a nightmare!!! Now all we ave to worry about is the mice! (cheap rent, you get what you pay for!).

see full report...

I've been living here on the 20th floor for 4 years, last year, we noticed bite marks all over our backs. We lifted our mattress, and there were dozens of bedbugs! I freaked! After tearing apart our entire bedroom we discovered we were infested, they were every where! Our bed frame is made of pine, they were wedged in every screw hole, every crack, in our clothes in the closets, in our mattress, on the drapes, in the electrical sockets, EVERYWHERE!!! No idea where thy came from, we are very clea

n, but it took us forever to get rid of them! We threw out most of our bedding, both our night stands, washed and dried everything, bought mattress covers, bough a steamer (heat kills them) had our unit sprayed twice (management was very good about it), and cleaned from top to bottom several times! Luckily, it was winter, we put everything else on the balcony, we had a few days below -20, which also kills them. It's now been many months, and, touch wood, we haven't seen any, but what a nightmare!!! Now all we ave to worry about is the mice! (cheap rent, you get what you pay for!).

see full report...

I stay at this building with my boyfriend and At the end of January i went to the hospital and was treated 3 times a day with IV antibiotics for what looked like an infected bug bite or severe reaction. We checked his bed for any signs of bed bugs and could not find anything. We concluded it was some sort of spider bite. Less than a month later i landed myself in the hospital again with similar bites, one on the corner of my eye and was treated again with IV antibiotics. Again we checked the roo

m, turned everything upside down. could not find any signs of anything. We thought it was maybe spiders or roaches from my own apartment even though the bites showed up after i slept there. After moving out of my apartment and completely treating all my possessions and drying all my clothes, bags shoes, i figured the worst was over. No less then a couple weeks later i had one more trip to the hospital with the worst reaction yet and actually found a bed bug in my clothing in the morning. My boyfriends roomate woke up with the exact same welts and we both had thick red lines tracking up our arms. Doctors concluded it was an allergic reaction and we are being treated with antihistimines. We prepped the place and all our belongings for being sprayed by pest control tomorrow. Hoping they dont come back. My boyfriend has not yet had a single bite. and had lived there for almost 2 years before these incidents. 14th floor.

see full report...

I live on the 16th floor and got bed bugs in my apt for at least last one year. We have got chemical treatment and steaming done more than 6 six times but the bugs always come back.

It seems like they have their living space somewhere in the small openings where the baseboard meets the floor.

It is really hard to get rid of them.


We live on the 20th floor, just found one this morning sucking on my leg! Searched the bed, found another dead one! I'll never sleep again! Contacting the super STAT! Hope we don't find anymore!!!! We've stripped all linen, put bug trap everywhere, and cleaned like crazy! Have the heebeegeebee's!!!


Since the summer of 2011, does anyone on the ground floor of 77 Howard have bedbugs?

I am fleeing a place with drug dealers, mice and the now occasional roach--trying to avoid going from the frying pan into the fire.

Thank you to everyone that responds.


Use of d.e. has been shown to potentially cause silicosis of the lungs, so use with care! Especially if you have pets.


Just curious if you guys have tried Diatomaceous Earth?

I live in the building and although I don't think any have been in the apartment yet I do worry about them a lot so I spread out diatomaceous earth all over my bedroom where I think they could go.

Just do a web search for it and you will find numerous links about it

Also, did the pest control people you have talked to mention anything about it or use it? It's a really fine dust and any contact with the bugs will dry out and die

within 24 hours to 2 days. It's like chards of glass to bugs.

Word of warning.. you have to make sure to buy the food grade. It's harmless to humans, you can eat the stuff although it is recommended you try not to breath in the fine dust into your lungs as you are spreading it.. and it's very drying on the skin as well.

I bought mine at Grassroots which is on danforth and chester and it was $9/lb or kilo.. forget which but I bought 2.5 and it's about as much as a small bag of flour.

Anyways I thought I would just throw that idea out there as well as getting a mattress encasement from which bugs cant get in or out of.. if your mattress is still salvagable.

I figure if you have it all around the legs of your bed they may get to your bed and have a nibble.. but it wil be their last one because they will die in a day or so. I also understand that the layer of dust has to be thin so they dont see it.

Best of luck on it

see full report...

we live on the 5th floor and also have bed bugs. we've been relatively lucky it seems... just a few bites and no problems with having someone in to spray right away, although the work invloved in having someone in was quite exhausting. we had to package up all of our belongings, empty out all of our drawers and closets and move all of the furniture to the center of each room so the baseboards were exposed. it was a LOT of work, but hopefully worth it as we've only had a few bites so far. however

, in addition to the bed bugs we've also had ongoing issues with no hot water and long waits for work orders to be done. this doesn't instill confidence in the building management and although we've only been here since august 2010 my roommate and i are already considering moving.

see full report...

Since you loved the original so much, here's part two!

For the third time in the last two months, my unit has had beg bugs. The second spraying only kept them away for two weeks. I even sealed the baseboards, my room mate and i both wrapped our mattresses, but the little bastards just keep on coming.

When I went to the land lord to talk about getting out of the lease early, they began to give me the run around. But now this apartment is inhabitable, so what do they expect? To just keep co

llecting rent from us while we are covered and welts and staying awake countless nights out of fear?!

Horseshit!

see full report...

I stay on 16th floor and I have bedbugs in my apartment foe the last 2 months. They are a real pain for me, they have bitten me all around and have caused infections on my skin.

I told the property manager about it and they told me that treatment can be done only on Wednesday.

it is very hard for me to be at home on a Wednesday and emptying the house for treatment is also very difficult as the ENTIRE apartment has to be emptied out.

---


July 18, 2010.

I reside at 77 Howard Street and live on the 11th Floor. I returned from a two week vacation to find bed bugs and was shocked as I had not been home for weeks, nor had my room mate for months. I brought it to the attention of the super, and his attitude was passive at best. He accused me of bringing them into my apartment, which I protested having earlier stated that my room mate and I had not been home for quite some time, and therefore they must be in the building.

After

much arguing, my super finally agreed to have someone come in to spray. However, it is customary to have them spray two weeks after in order to endure any possible remaining bugs or eggs would be destroyed. My super informed me that they would only spary again IF the bed bugs returned.

It was not until stumbling across this web page that I discovered that my initial suspicion of bed bugs having already been in my building was correct. In order to ensure that the horror and general unpleasantness of a bed bug experience does not happen to me, or anyone else in my 25 floor high rise, management would need to evac and spray the entire building...but what are the odds of that happening....

see full report...

My friend lives there and he have bed bugs on 20th floor.







609 bedbug reports near this address:

730 Ontario St 0.079 km
700 Ontario St 0.102 km
99 Howard St 0.138 km
135 Rose Ave 0.154 km
666 Ontario St 0.188 km
375 Bleecker St 0.218 km
Bleecker St 0.226 km
325 Bleecker St 0.247 km
670 Parliament St 0.261 km
565 Sherbourne St 0.321 km
3 Howard St 0.326 km
555 Sherbourne St 0.330 km
40 Glen Rd 0.352 km
545 Sherbourne St 0.365 km
650 Parliament St 0.366 km
275 Bleecker St 0.367 km
540 Sherbourne St 0.373 km
240 Wellesley St E 0.417 km
200 Wellesley St E 0.430 km
260 Wellesley St E 0.433 km
168 Isabella St 0.452 km
Isabella St 0.456 km
197 Wellesley St E 0.463 km
260 Wellesley St E 0.466 km
195 Wellesley St E 0.467 km
40 Earl St 0.483 km
280 Wellesley St E 0.484 km
160 Wellesley St E 0.511 km
137 Isabella St 0.520 km
135 Isabella St 0.525 km
490 Sherbourne St 0.541 km