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bed bugs

  1. RuijgRock

    Handling bed bugs

    Well over 6 months since being home, the bedbug bites still give me sleepless nights. It appeared they ARE capable of leaving eggs(?) under your skin. Regular doctors haven’t heard of it but thank God I found someone on the alternative path who is helping me getting rid of this problem and...
  2. MikeyC

    Permethrin

    I was browsing different threads and saw various mentions of permethrin being applied to clothing, bedding and equipment, some of which were different to my understanding. I thought it worthwhile to refer back to a data sheet from the US Environmental Protection Agency about permethrin which is...
  3. Lulumom

    Bed bug confusion

    Hi all, I did search through my guidebooks and old posts on the subject of bed bugs but I am still feeling confused about the reality of how best to deal with them, both for prevention and treatment. Firstly, is it necessary/helpful to treat backpacks and/or sleeping bags with a preventative...
  4. meye1099

    Bed bug advice along Camino Primitivo and Norte

    Hi, everyone! I am walking the Camino del Norte in March and meeting my husband early April in Oviedo to walk the Camino Primitivo to Santiago. We walked the Camino Frances in 2015 and got bed bugs in Sarria. We'd like to avoid them if at all possible this time. I ordered a travel-sized bed...
  5. Robo

    CF Bed Bug Poll - For Those who were Bitten Only

    The subject of bed bugs, where they can be found, how to avoid them and how to treat their bites is a common topic here. I have not been bitten on my last 2 Caminos and would like to avoid them on my third! I am one of those people who gets bitten 50 times by insects if I walk to our garage...
  6. Robo

    Treating Sleeping Bag with Permethrin

    We are carrying sleeping bags on our next Camino to ‘try’ an Albergue now and again. Let’s see what all the fuss is about :D And what we have been missing out on! :rolleyes: Not having carried a sleeping bag before I’m Thinking of treating them with Permethrin. So how best to do that? For...
  7. Galaxy1

    El Burgo Ranero and Bed Bugs

    Dear Forum, does anyone have an update on the quality of hostels in El Burgo Ranero? Any hostel reviews I've read talk of bed bugs. I'm due there this afternoon, and would value your opinion on the best place to stay. Muchos gracias!
  8. amancio

    Bedbug issues in Norte

    Hi, I am currently in Abadin. I have seen bedbug issues in the following public albergues.: Santa Cruz de Bezana San Vicente de la Barquera La Caridad Ribadeo Lourenzá I do not know if any albergues ahead have such problems too, I have seen 4 cases at least, one of them with over 50 bites...
  9. bopper NYC

    Bedbug in La Escuela (bb's Laguna de Castillo)?

    La Escuela in Laguna de Castillo. nice place, but this morning saw a fat bedbug walk across my bed. Washing and drying now in progress. Nobody was up as I left - if someone wants to email them. It was room 7 In other news - lots of pilgrims. People booking days ahead - larger villages...
  10. T

    LIVE from the Camino Closest commercial laundromat to Los Arcos?

    Ok, I've seen the little buggers with my own two eyes. Having trouble finding a commercial laundromat. Anyone know of one anywhere near Los Arcos?
  11. carryoncouple

    Bitten by the trekking bug?

    We didn't encounter any bed bugs on our 2013 Camino Frances walk, but the trekking bug still has us in its jaws. We have walked the West Highland Way in Scotland and the Tour du Mont Blanc in the Alps. If the trekking bug has gotten you, check out our just-for-fun blog, guaranteed to be free of...
  12. Gabs

    Bedbug problems on the Camino Norte?

    Hi I'm super excited as I am starting out on the Camino next Saturday..from Santillana del Mar. I am busy browsing guides and blogs for any advice and think I get the idea... Trying to pack light, try and get myself as fit as possible ( not easy practice hiking in hot and sunny Andalucia at...
  13. P

    Is Dousing My Silk Bag with Pemetherin (for bed bugs) a Bad Idea?

    I am about to walk the Norte. Four years ago, I got into a bunch of bed bugs TWICE on the same route! I have heard a silk bag is one way of dealing with bed bugs. I have heard Pemetherin may be a deterrent....but maybe it isn't good for the environment and/or me. Suggestions?
  14. Anne DR

    Bug bites

    Woke up in Puenta la Reina covered literally from head to toe with bug bites. Very painful and discouraging on third day of the Camino.
  15. notion900

    What do bed bug signs look like? 2017-06-14

    Photos and the accompanying annotations give you a very clear idea of what bed bugs look like, where they hide, and what signs they leave. They are complemented by photos of 'false' bed bug signs, and other small insects that look a bit like bed bugs but are not...
  16. SYates

    Positive Bed Bug Thread

    Bed bugs are a perennial topic on the forum and I thought it might be an idea to list those places that are willing to help you (on a regular bases, not just the occasional hospitaler@) if you have/suspect to have unwanted passengers in your backpack. I know of one for sure, but it would be...
  17. Laura Olsen

    Are bed bugs a current problem?

    Hello all, I am planning a camino trip in early October (my first). Does anybody know whether bed bugs a big problem this year? I react very strongly to their bites and need serious medication when bitten, so would be nice to know how worried/prepared I should be. Also if I bring a small...
  18. M

    Bedbugs (chinches) in Cadavedo Aug 13 2016

    Hello all, I just stayed in the municipal albergue in Cadavedo on 13/8/2016, and there were many, MANY bedbugs. The beds in the room on the left had it the worst, those people were covered in bites. They hid during the day and when we left at 6 am the next morning, they were all over the walls...
  19. P

    Which Camino has the Worse Chinches?

    Any good Chinches stories out there? Any specific camino that is reputed to have them? I ran into them twice on the Camino Norte. The second time I actually caught a few crawling on me and slipped them into a plastic bag, to show the manager of the pension. They shut the pension down for a few...
  20. Zephyr

    Where to buy permethrin (for clothes) in Spain?

    Hello Camino folks! First off, thanks for all of the quality advice these forums provide - I haven't posted before, but have gotten a lot out of reading other people's discussions. I just finished the Camino Frances and had an amazing time. I'm in Barcelona currently and am leaving for...
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