By Joe McFarlane
A pest control expert found a grim bed bug infestation living between two sofa cushions.
As owner of Bug Boys Pest Control, Rory McCarty has seen a lot of things that make your skin crawl and when he visited a home in Maryland in July, what he saw was no exception.
With the homeowner complaining of what he thought was a bed bug problem, his fears were compounded when the 50-year-old insect expert checked his couch.
Pulling two cushions apart, there was even a compound of orange bugs that had built their home in the tiny cracks.
Rory said: “I’ve been doing this for 25 years and it still amazes me seeing infestations that have got this bad.
“But I still get very excited, as if it’s the first time, because we’re really good at what we do.
“The customer wasn’t too surprised when he saw the infestation.
“It sounds like he frequents a lot of senior citizen centres and other places where if he sits down and that chair is infested, bed bugs can hitch a ride back to his house.
“Or if somebody came over to visit him and they are carrying bed bugs on them and sits down they could fall for him into his furniture.”