When to call in the bed bugs
With the first bed bugs outbreak in Sydney’s CBD on Monday, the city is grappling with the issue of how to deal with the problem, with experts saying it will take months to deal effectively with the spread of bed bugs in the city.
The first bed bug outbreaks are not a new phenomenon in Sydney.
The City of Sydney said last week it would have had no beds to treat because of the strain of the bed bug.
However, the council has now told residents not to let anyone into their homes until they have been properly tested and disinfected.
The Council is also requiring residents to check in with their GP if they are unsure if they have contracted the disease.
“It is not a simple thing to be prepared for,” Council president Andrew Schenk said.
“We are still not in a position to do that.””
If you have a child or a pregnant woman in your home, you need to be aware that you have bed bugs, you’ve got to know what they are and where they are,” Mr Schenky said.””
We are still not in a position to do that.”
If you have a child or a pregnant woman in your home, you need to be aware that you have bed bugs, you’ve got to know what they are and where they are,” Mr Schenky said.”
You need to know if you’re going to be exposed to them or if you don’t.
“There are no easy answers for that.”
Mr Scenky said that if the council were to have a large bed bug outbreak, there was no one to control it.
“I would be really worried if we had a situation like this in the CBD, we could have a serious emergency situation,” he said.
Ms Gillard said the issue was not a one-off.
“This is a growing problem that we’ve seen across Sydney,” she said.
Photo: Getty Images “I think it is very serious, but we have to be very careful and get this right.”
I think we have got a lot of work to do, but this is a very serious issue that we’re having to deal as a society with.
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