November 17, 2009
Signs of Bed Bugs Reported (Notification Letter)
Dear Parents/Guardian/ Staff:
Bed bugs have recently been discovered at XXXXXXXXXXXX. Action is being taken to treat
the facility in accordance with the Toronto District School Board’s Bed Bugs Procedure PR--
and in co-operation with TDSB Facilities Services staff and pest control providers. The pest
control experts have advised that
According to Toronto Public Health, bed bugs do not pose a public health threat and are not
known to transmit any infectious diseases. They can, however, be transmitted through luggage,
backpacks, bedding, and clothing.
Further information, including fact sheets and tips, is available on the Toronto Public Health
website at www.toronto.ca/health/bedbugs/index.htm. A copy of this information is attached.
Should you have any questions, I invite you to contact me. The safety and security of our stu-
dents and staff is of paramount importance to the Toronto District School Board and we assure
you that every measure is being taken to ensure their well being.