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Watch out for giant cockroaches, health experts warn 

Health experts are warning that Spain could see a plague of giant cockroaches, blood-sucking mosquito and even rats as temperatures soar.

The National Association of Environmental Health Companies says the heatwave is going to bring a summer “full of plagues”, with wasps and flies also adding to the misery of holidaymakers and locals.
ANECPLA warns all parts of Spain are at risk and says many of the pests can transmit diseases such as the Zika virus, salmonellosis, leptos-pirosis or dysentery. They can also cause allergic reactions and discomfort.
General director of ANECPLA, Milagros Fernández de Lezeta said extreme temperatures are “the best breeding ground for these species” with mosquito multiplying with each increase in degree.
The alert has also been raised over cockroaches, particularly in hotels and restaurants.
The Germanic Blattella (blond cockroach, German or coffee), the Blatta orientalis (black cockroach) and the American Periplaneta (cockr-oach) , known as the “super-cockroach” because of its large size) are the most common in Spain.
ANECPLA says controls must be immediate as it is reproduce very rapidly and are transmitters of diseases such as salmonellosis or dysentery.
Wasps may also become a problem near swimming pools and gardens and are attracted by perfume, creams and even sweat.
There are also warnings about the black fly, known as the bloodsucker as its bite produces an intense, lasting and painful itching that can last for weeks.
Some areas of Spain, such as Tarragona, are also having to deal with an increase in rats.