A Glasgow tenant has told how he has been forced to sleep on the sofa after armies of bugs began swarming over his duvet.
Andrew Breslin, 42, first found the beetles and silverfish when he moved into his high rise in the Sandhills area of the city last year.
But now he says he suffers sleepless nights and OCD after waking up with rashes all over his skin one morning.
He was shocked to find bed bugs crawling in his duvet, his pillow and his new mattress, Glasgow Live reports.
Under the bed there were hoards more insects scuttling all over the carpet.
He told Glasgow Live:"I've been savaged by all the bed bugs. I hadn't had experience with them before now but the whole place is crawling with them.
"I woke up early one morning and saw two of them crawling up the duvet towards me.
"And there were babies under the pillow. They leave horrible marks."
Andrew contacted housing bosses who asked an exterminator to carry out the work in November.
But the tenant claims his calls about the issue have since been 'blanked'.
He said: "I'm sleeping on the sofa now but they've begun following me in there.
"I now have the same ritual before I go to bed. I check in the pillows and in the duvet.
"It’s a battle. I don't know how much more I can take.
"I have OCD with bugs, and this has affected me hugely. It really has me going around the bend. This sort of issue plays with people's mental health.
"I can’t even sleep properly because I've got creepy crawlie sensations. It’s turned into a nightmare. I'm at my wit's end."
"I understand these are hard times and all due to lockdown, but it is pushing me over the edge. I have nowhere else to go."
Glasgow Housing Association said they were in contact with Andrew.
A spokesman said: "We’ve tried several times to contact this tenant to arrange a time for our specialist contractors to go out and sort the latest issue, but we couldn’t get him by phone or email.
“We were very sorry to hear the issue had come back after our contractors treated the problem in November, followed up by regular weekly checks. We understand it’s affecting the tenant’s wellbeing so there’s no issue with getting it fixed.
"We finally made contact with him today and we’ll try to get this resolved as quickly as possible.”