19 Mar, 2010 @ 16:41
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Don’t let the bed bugs bite

A GROWING plague of bed bugs are feasting on hotel guests throughout Spain.

Madrid authorities have branded the rise as “approaching the level of an epidemic” and published a manual to help combat the tiny pests.

A dramatic rise of up to 20 per cent was recorded in 2008, according to a study by the National Association for the Control of Plagues.

The Mediterranean coast was deemed one of the worst-hit areas along with the Canary Islands.

The flat, oval, brownish-red creatures are found in mattresses and at night they gorge on the blood of sleeping humans.

The next morning itchy, red patches are found on the unsuspecting victim’s skin.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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4 Comments

  1. well for some reason i never liked that saying it always bothered me when it was time for bed i have never seen a bed bug in til i started to work here and i had a guy come down stairs for breakfast and told me that he couldnt sleep he had bed bugs all night tearing him up so i told him the its probably the soap that they use for the sheets and he said nope it aint that he said come to my room and u will see what im talking about and for the first time i have seen a bed bug and they are very ugly to me they look like roaches and eeehhhhh im very scared of bugs well all i could do in front of the customer was have a freaked out face and he laughed well thats my story about bed bugs….

  2. my frend had bedbugs she had alot of bites on her arm she neded to get a new bed because the bugs where every where she had bites on her face and her legs even on her hands but it was realy bad

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