Occurrence Of Bed Bugs In Budapest, Hungary
  Key Words  
  Cimex lectularius, bed bug survey.
  György Papp, László Madaczki, And Daniel Bajomi
  The number of bed bug controls in Budapest has been steadily increasing since 2000, an abrupt rise, however, began from 2007. To apply an effective control strategy, it is essential to identify the causes of the increase in the number of bed bugs. To determine the causes, during the past one and a half year, simultaneously with the treatments performed by Bábolna Bio in apartments and institutions in Budapest, a questionnaire was also filled out. The survey was conducted over a 18-month period between March 1, 2012 and August 30, 2013 in 91 flats and in 14 institutions, at a total of 105 locations. We surveyed the level of bed bug infestation in the flats, the type of buildings, the layout and the furniture of the flats. We identified the presumed mode of introduction and inquired about how long the tenants had been aware of the presence of bed bugs. In addition, we also investigated signs indicative of bed bugs and their occurrence and location within the flat or room.