A survey of bedbugs in short-stay lodges
Nathan Ryan, Bryce Peters and Peter Miller
New South Wales Public Health Bulletin
15(12) 215 - 217
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.
Full text doi:10.1071/NB04048
© NSW Department of Health 2004