Can't comment on the bugs, but I will be doing a similar trip Aug 2nd for 2 1/2 weeks except not going to newfoundland/labrador (just don't have enough time) but will be heading through Quebec City, Ottawa, New Brunswick, N.S. and Prince Edwards with many stops planned along the way. Room prices are outragous for most places in N.S. and Prince Edwards from what I have been seeing online (saw $140 CAN a night for a super 8 room assuming you can get one
If anyone has comments on nicer local places to stay around east/south east canada please share them. I have all local tourism mags for each area, but picking through the hundred or so adds for local places is pure guess work.