RE: BEDBUGS: what precautions can we take? BC :arrow: xm 8)
Amenaza por una plaga de chinches
Según advierte la Asociación de Amigos do Camiño, una plaga de chinches podría invadir este verano el tramo gallego del Camino Francés. En los últimos dos años estos insectos hemípteros han provocado el cierre y fumigación de varios refugios ..
xm said:RE: BEDBUGS: what precautions can we take? BC :arrow: xm 8)
During 2006, an infection of bed bugs spread along the Camino Francés. By the end of the season, all refugios were aware of the problem, and many had been fumigated, but it is not certain that the problem will be solved in 2007. Don't be deterred from going on this account, but be aware of the possibility that the infection will recur. Here's what to look out for, and what to do if you should pick up a fellow-traveller or two.
With reasonable precautions, namely shaking out your sleeping bag outside at regular intervals you should be able to prevent the worst problems. And perhaps most important: check your sleeping bag, clothes, and rucksack before leaving Spain, to avoid bringing any bed bugs back with you.
If you are susceptible to bites it might be wise to carry anti-histamine pills with you.