BRITISH holidaymakers heading to Spain have been warned over a ‘plague’ of bugs that feast on human blood.
Authorities have issued a warning after the blood-sucking bed bugs were found in five-star hotels in popular tourist resorts.
The National Association of Environmental Health Companies (ANECPLA) issued the warning after the bugs were found in Majorca, Alicante and the Canary Islands.
The general director of ANECPLA, Jorge Galván, told the Express.co.uk : “We are concerned about the impact of the reactivation of tourism on a plague closely associated with the hotel sector and tourist homes: the bed bug.
“This parasitic insect between five millimetres and six millimetres in length usually nests in beds, the folds of sheets, furniture or armchairs and feeds mainly on human blood.
“Its bite causes discomfort and even various allergic reactions, insomnia or stress.
“Due to their tiny size, they often stow away between clothes or suitcases, causing new infestations in homes, hotels or apartments.”
A pest controller has warned travellers to always check for bed bugs, no matter how nice the hotel is.
Meanwhile, tourists have been warned after a man was arrested for allegedly hiding cameras around a city to catch people including kids on camera peeing.
Spanish Cops said a tattoo artist who allegedly sexually assaulted a 21-year-old Scottish holidaymaker in Ibiza is “suspected of five previous attacks”.
And JET2 has issued a new travel warning for Brits to warn against common scams.