A swarm of bedbugs are headed to the UK.
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Experts say a swarm of blood-thirsty bed bugs are headed for the UK and they are tougher to kill than ever before.
Whilst October is usually a time when the temperature drops, the Met Office have predicted a warm start to the month.
This weather creates the perfect conditions for bed bugs to thrive.
The creatures will leave people itching and scratching through the night.
Pest controllers have reported a shocking 108 per cent rise in calls out to London in the past year.
The problem has reportedly become even more severe as the bugs are becoming resistant to the chemicals used to kill them.
Experts say the best way to rid your home of these pests is to wash your bed sheets regularly.
Bed bugs live in crevices and cracks in and around the bed and are attracted to body heat.
Whilst they bite skin and suck blood, they are not known to spread disease like mosquitoes can.
However, a bite mark can last on skin for several days.
This story comes after experts revealed you need to wash your sheets more often.
A laundry expert warned that we may be sleeping with more than just our partner at night – but a cocktail of saliva, urine and genital fluids too.
Over eight years, your mattress can soak up enough liquid from our bodies to fill two bath tubs.
Warning that we need to wash our sheets more often, laundry expert Mary Marlowe says that these vile liquids can quickly seep through into our mattresses.
She told ATTN: “During sleep, we continue to perspire, and body oils and soil are released. It is possible to find saliva, urine, genital fluids, and fecal matter in the fibres.”
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