The bedbug infestation at a Prince Albert hospital appears to be over.
Earlier this month, a number of the blood-sucking bugs were discovered in two separate rooms at Victoria Hospital.
The hospital staff isolated the two rooms, brought in an exterminator and killed the bugs, according to the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region.
Doug Dahl, the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region spokesperson, said infestations are typically deemed to be over if the bugs haven't been seen for two weeks — and they haven't.
He also said the problem could have been much worse if the bedbugs hadn't been discovered early.
The health region has received a few calls about the infestation, but according to Dahl the infestation seems to be over.
Experts say bedbugs present no danger to patients, because they are not disease vectors.
Little noticed in Saskatchewan for decades, bedbugs have re-emerged with a vengeance in North America in recent years.
The resurgence has been linked to international travellers who carry the pests in clothing and luggage and to the reduced use of strong pesticides like DDT.