The parasites, picked up on planes, trains and in hotels, are spreading into homes

The UK is facing an exponential increase in bedbug infestation as a result of this summer’s hot weather, which is exacerbating a major problem in densely populated cities, experts are warning.

In higher temperatures, the reproductive cycle of the bugs – Cimex lectalurius – shortens from 18-21 days to eight or nine days, according to David Cain, of extermination company Bed Bugs Limited.

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