MIRTH Bedbugs now out of control
MUTANT bedbugs are spiralling out of control because they are evolving immunity to pesticides.
Boffins say the critters have become resistant to the most commonly used poisons, making them now twice as hard to exterminate.
They say infestations of these genetic mutations of the household horrors are now a “major public health issue”.
One pest control firm says it has seen a 1,200 per cent rise in bed bug infestations across Scotland in the past ten years.
One expert said: “Bedbugs are everywhere.
“We have had to change our products because it is taking so much longer to get rid of them.”
Bedbugs are parasitic insects that prefer to feed on human blood.
Victims suffer the bites, skin rashes and allergy symptoms.