There is absolutely nothing worse than a bed bug infestation.
Falling asleep is made into a terrifying experience as your bed becomes the playground of a swarm of tiny insects who want nothing more than to pinch your flesh and make their way into every other inch of your apartment.
If you’ve ever dealt with bed bugs in Montreal, and it’s a pretty common occurrence, then you know what we’re talking about.
Hopefully, however, you never have to deal with bed bugs. This map can help.
Some amazing citizen took the time to compile all of the “declarations” made by pest exterminators in Montreal.
Using data collected on the City of Montreal website, the interactive widget maps out which buildings in Montreal have had exterminators remove an infestation, when it happened, and the overall number of exterminations that have occurred in said location.
The map even breaks things down by borough, so you can get a visual for where bed bugs are most prominent.
Of course, this map won’t shield you from a bed bug problem entirely. Those nasty insects can get into your house any number of ways.
Still, it’s incredibly useful to know whether or not your building or apartment (or one you’re planning to move into) has a history of bed bugs and insect infestations.
If the spot you’re living in/planning to live in is a big red dot on the map, showcasing a high rate of exterminator call-ins, then you may want to make other living arrangement. Or, at the least, ensure that the proper measures have been taken to remove any and all bugs from the premises.
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).
In what can only be described as WTF, a video posted to Café Myriade's Instagram page shows an unknown individual approach a row of flowers planted in front of the cafe's avenue du Mont-Royal location and pull out a whole bunch of them while another individual looks on.
But the real question is: why?
For its part, the café did have a good sense of humour about this.
Café Myriade told MTL Blog that this happened at 3:45 a.m. on Monday morning. They didn't file a police report.
"We did replant what we could," they said.
"If it needs some filler we will gladly do some gardening."