Tiny but extremely harmful, bed bugs are very difficult to dislodge. From its small name Cimex lectularius, the bug measures between 5 to 7 mm long, it comes out at nightfall and bites its victim, indicates the website of the Ministry of Health and Prevention. While it had disappeared since the 1950s, this creature reappeared in France in 1990 without knowing the reasons. Factors like globalization and resistance to insecticides are believed to have contributed to its spread.
According to Current Woman, who cites the PULI study, more than 71,925 medical consultations were carried out in connection with bed bug bites. Over the period from April 2019 to April 2020. In question, itching and red marks on the skin.
While all French regions are affected by the phenomenon, some are much more affected than others. In our slideshow below, Planet has ranked the regions most affected by bed bugs according to the number of consultations per 100,000 inhabitants, between April 2019 and 2020. According to the Ministry of Health, we can find in some establishments: