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France is coming attack a tiny menace – the bedbug. Many videos have been posted social media footage of the bugs crawling around in trains the Paris metro. Sightings have also been reported cinemas, museums, and even at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. Emmanuel Gregoire, the deputy mayor of Paris, admitted there was a proliferation the minute creatures. He reassured people saying his government was taking action to deal the "widespread" rise bedbugs. He also said: "You have to understand that in reality, no one is safe. Obviously, there are risk factors, but, you can catch bedbugs anywhere in the world and bring them home."

France's bedbug problem is not new. Three years ago, the government launched an anti-bedbug campaign to reduce the incidences infestations cities. However, despite introducing several measures, the numbers the blood-sucking insects have surged. A new initiative is being introduced to cut bug populations, ahead the Paris Olympics 2024. This includes hiring fumigation companies to help exterminate the bugs. Mr Gregoire said: "There is no threat to the Olympic Games." He said: "Bedbugs existed before and they will exist afterwards." A sanitation expert agreed. She said the problem was, "an emerging phenomenon…almost everywhere the world".

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