In the statement issued by the General Directorate of Public Health and Social Services of the Attica Region, which includes the capital Athens in Greece, it was stated that there was an increase in the asian tiger mosquito population due to climatic conditions and that an alarm was raised. It was stated that the number of asian tiger mosquitoes in many parts of the Attica Region showed a significant increase compared to previous years, and that this increase was due to climatic conditions such as high humidity, rainfall and hot weather in recent weeks.
In the statement stating that the spraying works are continuing, it was recommended to follow the protection instructions in order to prevent the increase in discomfort caused by mosquito bites.
The threat of bedbugs, which increased especially in the summer months in Greece, increased gradually, the authorities stated that they were on alert due to bedbugs and announced that the insects were seen in hotels, camps and apartments.
Yorgos Lambru, President of the greek Association of bedbug Extermination Companies (SEAME), stated in a statement to the Greek Radio and Television Corporation ERT on the subject that the country was on alert due to bedbugs, which are frequently seen especially in tourist areas, and pointed out that bedbugs can easily spread through luggage and public transport and reported that insects are seen in hotels, camps and apartments.
On the other hand, in the same period in Paris, the capital city of France, a state of alert was raised due to bedbug infestation in hotels, camps and touristic areas.