Paris City Hall Finally Talking About Invasion of Bloodsucking Insects


There’s a reason the third world doesn’t have ultra-high levels of urbanization like the developed world. Well, there are several reasons. Firstly, they couldn’t build it. Secondly, they could not maintain it.

When these people come to the West, it creates various troubles.

Including insects everywhere.

The Guardian:

France’s growing bedbug crisis has sparked a political row as Paris city hall said the invasion of bloodsucking insects must be tackled before next year’s Olympic Games and the transport minister summoned train and bus operators to prevent the bugs multiplying on seats.

A wave of panic and disgust has spread across the country as travellers have posted photos and videos purportedly showing the insects on the Paris local transport system, high-speed trains and at Charles de Gaulle airport.

Some travellers on the Paris Métro or local trains have insisted they will stand up from now on, as they fear sitting on seats. Over the summer, when a Paris cinemagoer posted on social media about bedbugs, cinema companies issued statements about how they treated seats. Meanwhile, fumigation companies have reported an increasing demand to clear private homes.

The transport minister, Clément Beaune, said he would convene public transport operators next week “to inform them about countermeasures and how to do more for the protection of travellers”. He posted on X, formerly Twitter, that his aim was to “reassure and protect”.

Representatives from Paris city hall wrote to the prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, this week with a plea for a dedicated national taskforce to deal with what it called a “scourge” of the insects.

The deputy mayor of Paris, Emmanuel Grégoire, told French TV: “No one is safe. You can catch them anywhere and bring them home, and not detect them in time until they have multiplied and spread.”

He said Paris authorities had received an increase in calls for help, and private companies had had an unusually high level of requests for fumigation in recent weeks. He said the government must coordinate action at every level of the state “as fast and as efficiently as possible”.

Grégoire said: “It’s hell when someone finds themselves confronted with this,” adding that it was worse for low-income households who could not pay the high costs of private fumigation companies.

Bedbugs, which had largely disappeared from daily life by the 1950s, have made a resurgence in recent decades and have become increasingly resistant to chemical treatments.

They can be present in mattresses but also in clothes and luggage and come out at night to feed on human blood.

Obviously, the third worlders bring the bugs in.

But the other issue is that so many of these government systems – particularly those to do with public transportation – are now run by foreigners.

Not good.