Britney Spears is fumigating her new $5.4 million (GBP3 million) mansion in Malibu, California - after discovering the pad is infested with creepy crawlies.

The TOXIC singer, 22, has hired a team of pest experts to clean out the pad, which will be covered under a huge blue and yellow circus-style tent over the next four days, to protect neighbours from the harmful fumes being pumped through the house.

A source says, "It's not unusual for people who buy a new home to have it fumigated before they move in.

"Especially if you have the time and money Britney Spears has."

Spears and fiance KEVIN FEDERLINE are set to marry in the garden of their home later this month (AUG04).

06/08/2004 13:54