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Bed bugs in transport: SNCF, RATP... summoned to Clément Beaune this Wednesday

2023-10-04T05:53:53.974Z

Highlights: Bed bugs in transport: SNCF, RATP... summoned to Clément Beaune this Wednesday. The Minister of Transport summons transport operators this Wednesday morning before. Faced with bed bugs, the government wants to "reassure". Before an interministerial meeting at the Ministry of Health this Friday. After several TGV – Paris-Marseille and Paris-Lille – it is line 8 of the Paris metro that is accused of transporting these small insects responsible for itching.


Bed bugs are becoming a political topic. The Minister of Transport summons transport operators this Wednesday morning before


Faced with bed bugs, the government wants to "reassure". Before an interministerial meeting at the Ministry of Health this Friday, the Minister of Transport Clément Beaune receives this Wednesday the transport operators this Wednesday at 11 am.

Objective: "To inform on the actions undertaken and act more at the service of travelers," he said on September 29 on X (ex-Twitter). But also "reassure and protect". According to BFM, representatives of SNCF, RATP, the Union of Public Transport, the National Federation of Passenger Transport, the Union of French Airports, the National Federation of Aviation and its Trades and the National Federation of Transport Users Associations are summoned.

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Present in cinemas and even reported in hospitals, bed bugs have become a major subject of concern for the French in recent weeks. Public transport is particularly targeted by many travelers who claim to have found bed bugs on their seats.

After several TGV – Paris-Marseille and Paris-Lille – it is line 8 of the Paris metro that is accused of transporting these small insects responsible for itching but whose link with dirt is not proven.

VIDEO. Bed bugs reported in a TGV Marseille Paris

In the face of criticism, the SNCF defends itself. The railway company, which has not confirmed the presence of bedbugs in its trains, boasts a "robust process" with "disinfected and cleaned trains, on a daily basis, with particular attention to contact areas". "The cleaners only have between ten and twenty minutes to do it before the train leaves. Inevitably, everything is not perfect, "tempers a captain.

To prevent the appearance at your home, it is important to be vigilant during a trip. On vacation, do not leave your luggage on the floor or on the bed of your hotel room, and it is best to place your clothes in a wardrobe scrupulously examined beforehand. On the way back, the first reflex to have is to check that there is no bed bug in your luggage and not to put them on a bed or on an armchair. Once the suitcase is emptied, you must wash your clothes at more than 60 ° C. Here are some tips to avoid taking them home and to get rid of them if it's already too late.

Source: leparis

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