Bedbugs cause panic in France

2023-10-05 2023-10-05T11:52:47Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - The French capital, Paris, witnessed the spread of a wave of “bed bugs” in public and private places, and the French published video clips on social media documenting the spread of these insects in cinemas and means of transportation such as trains, where the spread of bed bugs caused a sharp debate in France. The municipality of Paris called for measures to be taken to combat these insects before the start of the Olympic Games, which the city will host next year. So what are bed bugs? How can I get rid of it?

What is the bed bugs?

Answer: Although the bedbug is only 7 mm long, its problems far exceed its size, and these problems are not limited to families who find it difficult to control its spread in their homes, but also extend to municipalities in French cities as a result of its rapid spread. And its expansion into some public facilities.

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects with a reddish-brown color. They are between 4 and 7 mm in size. They feed on human blood and cause severe itching that can escalate to skin irritation for some people. This insect is characterized by its high ability to reproduce and spread, and it needs " Regular blood feedings” to survive and grow.

Although human blood is the primary target of these insects, they also attack various species of animals, including poultry and other birds. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and US Department of Agriculture classify bed bugs as bedbugs. As a "public health scourge".

However, it is worth noting that unlike most other common pests, bed bugs do not transmit or spread diseases. However, it can cause itching and severe skin allergies in some people, according to the EPA, and can be a nuisance, causing psychological distress, sleep problems, anxiety, and depression, according to The Guardian .

It is worth noting that bed bugs, after disappearing in the 1950s, have recently become more resistant to insecticides, which has raised concern in French circles in recent days.

Bed bugs in Paris

Bed bugs have reappeared in recent decades after they had disappeared in the 1950s , and have become more resistant to insecticides, which has raised concern in French circles. The spread of bed bugs in Paris has led to an escalating debate, as the Paris municipality called on the government to develop a plan to combat this insect. harmful effects before hosting the 2024 Olympic Games . In addition, photos and videos of bed bugs were published on public transportation and trains in Paris, sparking terror and anxiety throughout the country. This situation exceeded environmental limits and affected people’s lives to a great extent. This prompted the municipality of Paris and other concerned parties to search for a serious solution to this worsening problem.

How can I get rid of bed bugs?

The answer: Combating the spread of bed bugs in the home is considered a complex task, and it can take a long time, extending from weeks to months. This depends to a large extent on the extent of the spread of these insects and the factors surrounding them. According to the American agency, the success of your efforts in eliminating bed bugs depends on It depends on several factors, such as their number, their hiding place, and even the extent of their spread in neighbors’ homes .

To get rid of these insects in a healthy and effective manner at home, the agency recommends following the following procedures:

  • It is preferable to wash bedding and sheets with hot water exceeding 55 degrees Celsius, as high temperatures can kill bed bugs.
  • The house must be kept well clean , especially in areas where bed bugs can hide, and pesticides that help combat them must be used on a regular basis.
  • It is preferable to use special covers for bedding, pillows, and mattresses that prevent bedbugs from penetrating them. Getting rid of furniture suspected of containing a large number of bedbugs is also an essential step to get rid of them.

If these previous steps are not enough to overcome the problem, you must resort to the services of home pest control professionals, as they can intervene and use their own techniques and tools to solve the problem effectively.

Also know:

Bedbugs...an effective way to get rid of them permanently


Sources:

alhurra

bbc.com

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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