Woman ‘banned from gaff’ after spotting bedbug on bus as critters invade UK

A bedbug has been spotted on a bus in Manchester following an outbreak of the critters in France that has begun spreading to the UK.

A concerned passenger posted the unnerving picture to X, formerly Twitter, showing a pest climbing on the window of a First Bus and urged the public transport operator to "do something about this quickly". In the original tweet, the woman known only as "H" wrote: "Bedbug on the bus it’s so over for us."

She has since said she felt the need to "burn my clothes and get a scalding hot shower" after her pal replied: "Oh I feel so ill." The woman also shared a screenshot of a message that said: "I'm not sure I can let you in the house" and joked that she is "banned from the gaff" following the sighting.

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The lass tweeted the bus company and informed them of the pest that was spotted on their 2:49pm service from Piccadilly towards Waterloo Road. The bus company said it would be reported to the bus depot and management team. First Bus have been contacted by the Daily Star for a comment.

It comes amid fears that an infestation of 'super-bedbugs' in Paris will sweep through the UK, with hotels and transport operators already on red alert, after the critters reportedly invaded a Victoria Line train on the London Underground after a woman filmed the critters jumping onto her legs.

In the skincrawling clip, which was shared on TikTok by @lassogold, one of the little orange critters was seen inching up her trouser leg in a Tube carriage. The 8-second video, which has gained more than 52,000 likes, was posted with text over the video that said: "It's true, they're thriving on the Victoria Line."

The jeweller added in the caption: "Minding my own business on the Victoria Line. A f***ing bed bug is on my leg. Said he’d got a great deal on the Eurostar and wondered if I could take him home. Sort it out Transport for London."

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A Transport for London spokesperson said: “We are continuing to closely monitor our network but are not aware of any outbreaks in London. We are continuing to implement our rigorous and thorough cleaning measures that have been proven to keep both the interior and exterior of our trains clean.

“We are committed to providing a clean and safe environment on our bus, Tube and rail service for our customers and staff, and we would like to reassure our customers that we continue to maintain our already high standards of cleanliness, so our staff and customers can use the network safely and with confidence.” The company noted that any seats that are not fit for use are replaced.

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