London bedbug problem gets worse

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Thousands of houses in London have been treated for bedbugs over the past three years and the problem is getting worse in some areas, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

A Freedom of Information request has found that since 2007, 12,748 houses in London have been treated for bedbugs.

The figures have raised fears of a London bedbug epidemic, similar to the one suffered by New York, which saw several high profile department stores and hotels being closed for fumigation.

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