Bed bug surveys sent to Municipal Health and Safety Services (MHSSs) and private Pest Management Companies (PMCs). Data collection methodologies and number of responses to the questionnaire; NA = not applicable.
|Number in metropolitan France||208||179*|
|Call for participants in trade magazines||208||179|
|Number of responses||68||9|
|Approached by email||NA||3200**|
|Number of responses||NA||0|
|Contacted by telephone||NA||108|
|Number of telephone responses||NA||42|
|Total responses: 119||68||51|
PMCs affiliated with the main PMC association (see Materials and Methods).
This large list of email addresses targets people working in France in the PMCs (several entries can exist for the same company) and other professionals not necessarily involved in bed bug related activities including manufacturers, distributors and end users of biocidal products, such as agribusinesses, mass-market retailing and transport companies.
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