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A survey of bedbugs in short-stay lodges

Nathan Ryan, Bryce Peters, Peter Miller

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 15(12) 215 - 217 Published: 2004

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Nathan Ryan

Bryce Peters

Peter Miller

Abstract

An increase in the number of anecdotal reports of bedbug
infestations in short-stay lodge-type accommodation used
by backpackers and other budget travellers in the City of
Sydney prompted a pilot survey to determine the extent
of the problem. The aim of the survey was obtain the
perspective of the lodge managers on bedbug problems
and how they handled them. This article describes the
survey results and assesses the effectiveness of the methods
of control reported.