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Bedbug infestation at King’s College Hospital is now ‘under control’

King’s College Hospital says the bedbug infestation on its maternity unit is under control.

As the News reported last week, staff have been forced to wear protective clothing and give advice to new mothers after the outbreak.

Bedbugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of and need specialist treatment, especially as they have developed an immunity to some chemicals which no longer kill them off.

This week, a spokesperson for the hospital trust said: “We have been carefully monitoring and treating the affected area.

“Although there has not been any evidence of bedbugs for several weeks, we continue to treat the area as a precautionary measure.

“This is in line with NHS guidance.”



  1. Bed bugs are ever unwanted in households and commercial premises. Bed bugs will infest readily and if not controlled in enough time, will continue to wreck havoc reaching high level infestation which may be complex to eliminate completely….
    Bedbugs! These insects invade homes and wreak havoc wherever they will intentionally attack. Effective bed bug control may seem impossible when it comes to a high level stubborn infestation, but there must be light at the end of the tunnel to eliminate these small, pesky pests.
    Bed bugs are tricky bugs. When they get into a home or business, they can get into hard to reach locations, not just your beds. These insects can dwell in outlets, wall voids, electronics, behind baseboards and anywhere close to resting and sleeping human sites. They can also be deep inside upholstered furniture or under rugs unsparingly. The trick to beating these hitch hiking, tricky bugs is understanding their habits and habitats.

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