Several French parliamentarians have expressed concern about the extent of the bedbug infestation and its consequences on the health and well-being of those affected.
Stories of families facing major infestations have been shared, highlighting the challenges they face in getting rid of these pests.
Representatives from the Department of Health presented data on the spread of bedbugs, highlighting a significant increase in reports in recent years. They also discussed health risks associated with bed bug bites, such as allergies, skin infections and sleep problems.
During the debate, several solutions were proposed to combat the bedbug infestation. Among the measures mentioned, we find the strengthening of controls in housing, public education on the prevention and early detection of bedbugs, as well as financial support to those affected to help them eliminate these parasites.
Some parliamentarians also highlighted the need to strengthen regulations on rental and real estate ownership in order to make owners and tenants responsible for preventing and treating infestations.
The government has noted the concerns expressed and promised to work closely with local authorities, public health experts and pest control organizations to develop a national bed bug control strategy.
Bedbug infestation is a growing problem affecting many countries around the world. By paying special attention to this subject within the French Parliament, legislators hope to take effective measures to protect the population and eliminate these unwanted parasites.