A video has revealed the extent of a huge, six-year bug infestation that engulfed a couple's bed at their London home.
The distressing clip, filmed by pest control specialists, shows thousands of bugs embedded inside the sheets and mattress of the bed while hundreds more linger in the home's walls.
One pest control expert can be seen pulling apart one of the corners of the once white bed sheet as dozens of bed bugs crawl out from inside as he asks viewers to brace themselves for the infestation.
The specialists tasked with removing the array of faecal mess and bug eggs were taking no risks and wore full length work overalls, duct taped shut at the openings as well as thick rubber gloves.
The couple had been sleeping in the bed for six years and had even slept there the day before the video was shot despite one of the pest control experts describing the infestation as "one of the worst" he had witnessed, The Mirror reported.
The infestation was so extreme, the couple's blood had stained the sheets following a barrage of bites from the insects.
"This is what these poor residents of the building are are up against. This is actually where someone was living," one of the team Mark said.