Study suggests rise in bed bug infestations in London hotels

Stratford attracting people from all over the world this summer but research suggests some paricularly unsavoury guests may have outstayed their welcome.

Bed bugs are booming as a study from the Institute of Biology revealed a dramatic increase in the number of bloodsucking insects infesting London’s hotels.

The pests are around 4mm long and, as adults, have developed a worrying resistance to popular pesticides.

To prevent bed bugs blighting local businesses, hotels are advised to invest in UV-C anti-bacterial light products, maintain hygiene levels - particularly in the case of fabrics - and look out for little clusters of white spots on soft furnishings.