GETTY - STOCKBillions of itchy super-fleas are set to invade British homes
The recent soggy weather following a sizzling spring has created ideal breeding conditions for the insects, including a mutation which is much bigger than “normal” fleas.
The super-fleas boast a penis two and half time the length of their body, the largest genital relative to size of any insect on the planet.Related articles
Scientists have predicted an onslaught of super-fleas and warned homeowners to get exterminators in place as soon as scratching starts.
Nigel Binns, of pest controllers Basis Prompt, told the Mirror: “The activity and behaviour of fleas is often very much dependent on the climate.
The risk of an infestation could be bigger than ever this summer
Nigel Binns, of pest controllers Basis Prompt
“Mild temperatures during the winter means that fewer than usual will have been killed off and, as they thrive in a warm and humid environment, they’re likely to be present in greater numbers than usual during the next few weeks.
GETTY - STOCKThe washout summer has made the