Hotels in the French capital, Paris, are intensifying their efforts to combat parasites before the Olympic Games scheduled for the summer.
According to Le Parisien newspaper, many of those responsible for eliminating insects in the capital receive requests to search hotel rooms using sniffer dogs, adding that hotel owners are ready to do their best to ensure that their rooms are free of parasites.
Sebastian Pezzocaro, head of the Association of Experts in Bedbug Detection Using Dogs, told the newspaper that hotels do not want negative publicity by publishing a picture of bedbugs on a reservations platform, so they organize preventive room inspections.
It costs about 30 euros ($33) to inspect each room, and if bed bugs are found, those responsible for parasite control can get rid of them using a steam treatment.
The Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024, followed by the Paralympics from August 28 to September 8 next.
It is noteworthy that real hysteria over bed bugs broke out in France last summer, and people increasingly complained about the presence of real or virtual bed bugs on trains, cinemas and other places, often accompanied by pictures.
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