Anniesantiago said:Haha! That really is true!
In Leon, I was on a top bunk and didn't see one bug.
The fellow below me, however, had a paper full of dead bodies in the morning.
He said he spent the night fighting them off.
Read my blog to see how to test the bed for bugs before you stay.
sally_M said:I really don't want to bring bed bugs home (or to spread them along the camino). I will definitely spray my pack and outside of the sleeping bag with permethrin. If I do run into bedbugs, however, I'm not sure whether it is possible or recommended to put my Gregory Sage 55 L pack in a washing machine or dryer.
It surprised me to hear that freezing would kill bed bugs, but apparently a Danish health institute reports that it will. Still, I'm not sure that my pack would fit in our freezer--certainly it wouldn't fit fully loaded, but I could hot wash and hot dry the rest of my gear and perhaps fit the empty pack into the freezer.
Here is my process. So far I have not been bitten:
Thanks annie for the great info. I am actually a bit turned off from doing my camino because of these pests. After going through the experience of having them in my apartment and the subsequent steps taken in order to get rid of them i really do not want a repeat experience.
For myself the trauma of bedbugs is a psychological one. I still wake up in the night today feeling like something is crawling on me. I open the lights and see nothing. Its simply the hairs on my body twitching. If i see bedbugs in my bed on the camino i doubt i will be able to sleep.
this is the only thing i worry about on my camino.
The link that you shared is not working for meHere is my process. So far I have not been bitten: