BRITS holidaying in Spain this summer are being warned they face a plague of mosquitoes, cockroaches and bedbugs this summer.
Holidaymakers have been warned they face the worst heatwave in 20 years as temperatures hit 43C bringing with them wildfires as well as swarms of insects.
The heat followed torrential rain, providing ideal conditions for the insects to breed at “lightning speed” say Spanish environment group ANECPLA.
The problem has been made worse by councils having stopped prevention campaigns due to costs and labour shortages during Covid, they claim.
“This summer is expected to be worse than usual,” said Jorge Galván, general director of ANECPLA.
"The exorbitant temperatures of the last few days and those to come, added to the torrential rains of spring, constitute the perfect storm for the populations of mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, wasps, bedbugs to grow at lightning speed."
READ MORE ON SPAIN
The exact date you’ll have to start paying to enter the EU from next year
Dramatic moment police chopper chases tourist doing 180mph in Porsche
The National Association of Environmental Health Companies called on councils to take action.
The group's president, Sergio Monge said: There are very serious diseases that until recently sounded very foreign to us in Spain
“However, we have already begun to suffer major outbreaks, as is the case, for example, of Lyme disease or Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, transmitted by ticks."
According to data from the World Health Organisation diseases transmitted through bites are currently causing more than 700,000 deaths each year worldwide.
Most read in News
We escaped Ukraine but now we’re being kicked out of UK home after just a MONTH
Warning to stay out of lake after mystery creature pulls animals to death
At least 16 killed in Russian missile strike on mall with 1,000 people inside
My holiday could be ruined because of a Passport Office error – I'm furious
Most of them caused by the mosquitoes bites capable of transmitting diseases as dangerous as Malaria, Zika, Dengue or Chikungunya, among many others.
Despite their tiny size the insects are considered the deadliest animals on the planet.
An outbreak of West Nile fever in 2020 killed eight people eight people in Spain.
Read More on The Sun
I’m a fashion fan & found the perfect stick on bra hack for backless dresses
Our town is plagued by terrible smell that makes us THROW UP – it’s a mystery
Recent wildfires saw Almost 50,000 acres of land have been ravaged in the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range.
Local officials issued evacuation orders for 11 villages in the region as some 500 firefighters fought to extinguish the fast-moving blazes.
Source: Read Full Article