A PEST controller was left horrified after finding a huge bed bug infestation on a mattress the owner still sleeps on.

Rory McCarty, 50, responded to reports of an infestation before witnessing the “worst case of bed bugs ever” at a house in Maryland, US.

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An endless amount of bed bugs were spotted scurrying all over the bed and mattress[/caption]

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An alarming number eggs were seen sprawled across the discoloured mattress while the bugs kept crawling[/caption]

Rory, who has worked in pest control for 25 years, was horrified to find an endless amount of bed bugs scurrying all over the bed and mattress.

The pest controller shared a video of his gruesome discovery, which shows Rory’s colleague lifting up the mattress to reveal hundreds of insects crawling across the bedding.

MASS INFESTATION

In the video, Rory was heard telling his colleagues not to “put their pants” against the mattress, before telling them to lift the bed “carefully” and keep a safe distance.

Rory said: “Oh my goodness. I’ve never seen nothing like this.”

He was left stunned at the mass infestation, as an alarming number eggs were seen sprawled across the discoloured mattress while the bugs kept crawling.

Hundreds more made their home across the wooden bed frame and the carpet underneath, falling off the mattress, reported Story Trender.

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are parasitic insects in the genus Cimex and they feed on blood.

While they aren’t dangerous and don’t spread disease, their bites can cause a rash on the skin or an allergic reaction.

They vary in colour from yellow, to red, to brown and they live in cracks and crevasses in and around beds.

They tend to crawl out at night and feed on blood by biting exposed skin.

He told the news outlet: “Bed bugs can be one of the most difficult and expensive bugs out there to get rid of.

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years and it still amazes me seeing bad infestations, but I still get very excited like it’s the first time seeing them because we’re really good at what we do.”

The bed bugs even spread up to the house’s curtains, cushions and chairs.

Social media users were left horrified after seeing Rory’s video which shows the infestation.

Many were shocked to see that the owner slept on the mattress with the bugs sprawling underneath.

One person said: “Man I hope you have a decontamination center…. I think I’d burn my clothes and shoes and I would shower for and hour before getting anywhere near my house!”

Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are not uncommon.

In June earlier this year, a pest controller was stunned to find a home covered in thousands of bed bugs.

Ryan Osborne visited the house in Vancouver, Canada, and said it was the worst infestation he’d ever seen in his career.

Ryan said: “I work in pest control and this was a house we were treating for bed bugs. It was hands down the worst thing any of us have ever seen.”

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The bed bugs even spread up to the house’s curtains, cushions and chairs[/caption]

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Hundreds more made their home across the wooden bed frame and the carpet underneath, falling off the mattres[/caption]


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