HORRIFIC: Mother ‘Eaten Alive’ In Her Home By Thousands Of Bed Bugs...

HORRIFIC: Mother ‘Eaten Alive’ In Her Home By Thousands Of Bed Bugs (PHOTOS)

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on November 7, 2014
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Bed Bug. (Photo Credit: Greenlandlady.com)

A 41-year old  single mother of three identified as Carol Knight, resident in Mitcham, south west London, was forced to burn her daughter’s bed and threw away her furniture after her home was invaded by thousands of blood-sucking bed bugs last summer.

41-year old single mother of three identified as Carol Knight, resident in Mitcham, south west London, whose house had been invaded by thousands of blood sucking bed bugs. (Photo Credit: Cascade)

The attention of pest controllers have been alerted but the Knight said the bugs were back within weeks breeding and sucking on her flesh with full fury, Metro UK reports on Thursday, November 6, 2014, said.

She said,  ‘It’s awful. We were waking up in the middle of the night itching, put the light on and see these little black things running around.

‘It started out just a few. Then we realised what they were and we contacted the housing association and said what was going on and they sent someone round, but it seemed to get worse.’

The house belonging to London & Quadrant, housing association property is being occupied by the single mother with her three children, her son’s girlfriend and her three-year-old granddaughter.

The house belonging to London & Quadrant, housing association property is being occupied by the single mother with her three children, her son’s girlfriend and her three-year-old granddaughter. (Photo Credit: Cascade)

The bugs usually crawl along the skirting board and it was learnt that the cold weather could worsen the situation.

She said, ‘I have been to the doctor, I have been to the health visitor who was disgusted at how we have to live like this.’

The company’s spokesperson said, ‘We appreciate that Miss Knight is experiencing a pest problem, however our tenancy agreements make it clear that infestations within a property are the responsibility of the tenant.

‘We did treat the property in July as a one-off, goodwill gesture, but Miss Knight has since notified us that pests have returned.’

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