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Kagadi Homesteads Battle Bedbug Infestation

Hassan Babyesiza, the Kasatu Village LC I Chairperson, says about 50 homesteads have been hit by bedbugs. He says the situation has forced some residents to flee their houses and abandon their household items. Some residents interviewed by URN called for quick intervention to stop the bugs from spreading further.

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Several homes in Kiryanga Sub County in Kagadi district are battling bedbugs. The bedbug infestation has been on the rise in the past two months.  

The most affected are Kasatu and Kiseegu villages in Kiryanga Sub County. Hassan Babyesiza, the Kasatu Village LC I Chairperson, says about 50 homesteads have been hit by bedbugs.    

He says the situation has forced some residents to flee their houses and abandon their household items. Some residents interviewed by URN called for quick intervention to stop the bugs from spreading further.  

  Calvin Tumusiime, the Kagadi District Entomologist Officer, attributes bedbug invasion to poor sanitation in the affected homes.

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Tumusiime says efforts are being made to fumigate the bed bugs to avoid further occurrences.  

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In 2016, Kampala suffered a bedbug infestation prompting Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA to team up with UPDF to conduct a mass fumigation exercise.

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