Bloodthirsty bedbug-infested mattress mountains line Paris’ worst-hit street

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    Bedbugs are running rampant on a Paris street of sleepless hell and infested mattress mountains

    The French capital city has been hit by an epidemic of biting pests inhabiting mattresses and ravaging the flesh of residents and hotel guests alike. One particular street, however, has been dubbed the worst hit of them all Rue Saint Lazare, in Paris' 9th district.

    Mounds of mattresses have been pictured dumped on the pavements as hotels desperately chuck out their bedbug-ridden furniture. They are piled high, some covered in plastic, outside Hotel Langlois.

    READ MORE: Brits face mutant 'super' bedbugs as Parisian pests know how to beat insecticides

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    According to Aarya Bondge, 18, who recorded the video, some were clean and some were dirty, suggesting a possible clear out. Aarya, a fashion student at a nearby university, ESMOD, was returning home from a lecture when she captured the footage.

    She believes the mattresses came from a nearby hotel. She said: "Some of them were clean and some were dirty, so my brain immediately went to bedbugs. There are a lot of hotels nearby, so I don't know which one they were from.

    "I did see people doing some loading and unloading in a hotel, just mattresses. I don't know if it was bedbugs, but they might have been throwing out their mattresses because of that."

    Aarya says Paris is still reeling from the epidemic and has not yet returned to normal. "Line six of the metro is still terrible, people are standing up to avoid the seats, even I would still rather stand for an hour than touch the seats."

    Britain is now facing an invasion of mutant “super” bedbugs as the Parisian pests learn to shrug off insecticides, experts have warned.

    The blood-suckers are “harder to kill than ever” after developing a resistance to pesticide sprays, French exterminators have revealed. Now hotels and transport firms across the UK are bracing themselves for an onslaught of unwelcome visitors.

    Nicolas Roux de Bezieux, of pest control website Le site des spécialistes des nuisibles domestiques Comparateur, diagnostic en ligne, conseils Badbugs, warned: “It’s harder to kill them than it’s ever been. Pest controllers have to return to kill them again because they survive the spray.”

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