Yikes! More paranoia has set in for me!The weather was so bad last year we decided to skip part of a section. We were with three other pilgrims...they all got bitten on the Alsa bus between Ponferrada and Cacabelos and it was winter! We use deet on ourselves for train and bus rides
We also do that when we go to a movie theatre here in the states.
You just threw a snake in the hen-house with that article.
You will have some pilgrims from this forum walking the Camino whilst wearing military MOPP level IV suits, lol.
got bitten by bedbugs in London, ended up in hospital for two weeks on i.v. antibiotics because they got infected. Terrified of being bitten again!
Thanks for the ideas! The ultra-sil dry-bag sounds like a much better idea than a bin bag. I have used a bin bag in the past. To be honest though, as time passed, I only used it intermittently.
KinkyOne - you poor thing- 200 bites sounds terrifying!! I'd be tempted to go to the nearest hospital too.
I think I escaped this year due to staying in albergues with zipped mattresses. They definitely seem to be effective in the fight against bed bugs.
Oh, I'm not afraid that they'll emerge at night from deep within the mattress! Zippered mattresses definitely also have the added advantage of having less places/folds for bed bugs to hide though. It's then easier to check the mattress and bed frame.
Maybe spotting signs of an extreme infestation is easy. I have never seen one but I've been bitten several times.
Oh, I'm not afraid that they'll emerge at night from deep within the mattress!!! Zippered mattresses definitely have the added advantage, along with hygiene, of having less places/folds for bed bugs to hide though. It's then easier to check the mattress and bed frame.
Bed Bugs Make Use of Mass Transit to Go Places and See Things