The Australian Government is warning of bed bugs as the Government works to address the problem, amid concerns that bed bugs are spreading around the country.
Key points:The Government says bed bugs can spread through the air, but the most common way they can get into homes is through the skin.
There are also signs the bed bugs have infected residents in recent weeks.
The Government is asking people to stay away from any bed bugs and is offering free bed bug treatments to homeowners.
The Department of Health says bed bug control measures will be rolled out across the country starting this week.
The department says residents should not touch bed bugs, but they will be monitored in their homes and that people with symptoms of the bed bug can contact the Department of Primary Industries, which provides pest control services.
The Queensland Government has also announced a nationwide bed bug vaccination campaign.
“In the past, we’ve been seeing a lot of people coming into the public health service, particularly to the Queensland Health Department, and they were saying, ‘we’ve got bed bugs,'” Health Minister Mark Bailey said.
“But we’re not going to get rid of them.”‘
We’re going to wipe them out’The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has been in a battle to stop bed bugs spreading, which are believed to be the main culprit behind the increase in infestions.
“There’s a significant risk of the virus spreading through the home and it’s the main reason we have this quarantine, which means that we are wiping them out in a very quick way,” Ms PalasZczuk said.
Ms Palaszzczuk has previously described bed bugs “the biggest public health threat in Queensland”.
“It’s a serious problem that affects people’s lives,” she said.
The Premier said she is also pushing for mandatory immunisation, which she said will prevent the spread of bed bug infections.
“If we get rid [of bed bugs], then the only people who will have them will be those who are at risk, and we are doing everything we can to protect the people at risk,” Ms Cauchlan said.
She said the Queensland Government will also introduce a new bed bug eradication strategy.
“We’re working with the Queensland Public Health, we’re working together with Queensland councils, we are working with our local councils, the Victorian Government, we want to make sure that we wipe them off the face of the Earth,” Ms Caraszki said.
Mr Bailey said there is a lack of information about the number of bedbugs in the state.
“It is the worst problem we have in the country,” he said.
Topics:public-sector,health,public-schools,australiaFirst posted May 04, 2020 07:48:47Contact Gina MacCallumMore stories from Queensland