Bed Bugs (2013)

Do I need a bed bug sheet?

 

The question was:

I found many discussions about this, but most of them was solved by Permethrin, but I can not find it in Europes stores. Is this problem really so hot on Camino Frances, or are there just few rare cases in concrete albergues? Thank you for answers and sharing your experiences. I will travel from SJPP in half of April.

Read the conversation on bed bugs for the 2013 season here in our Camino Forum.

Do I need a bed bug sheet?

Do I need a bed bug sheet?

The question was:

My friend and I will be walking the Camino in June. We’re wondering if anyone has advice re: preventing exposure to bed bugs and if any of you have used fitted bed bug preventing (i.e., treated) sheets in your travels. If so, how did these work for you?

Read this conversation on bed bug sheets on the Camino de Santiago here.

Do I need to bring a Bed bug sheet and mosquito net?

Do I need to bring a Bed bug sheet and mosquito net?

The question was:

Hi I am walking in July and may be camping a considerable amount of the way. Is it a good idea to bring a mosquito net for camping and also a bed bug sheet for sleeping in albergues.

Read the good advice on bed bug sheet and mosquito nets in our forum.

Are the bed bugs back?

Bed bug
Bed Bug

JohnnieWalker volunteers at the pilgrims office in Santiago. The other day he wrote in the forum:

Today in the pilgrims’ office we had two pilgrims with extensive bites from bed bugs. They said the got these post Sarria and in a municipal albergue. They had taken no precautions and of course the danger is that they have been carrying them from one place to the next. Fortunately they were on bikes so they hadn’t stopped all that much! As ever we advised them to report the albergues concerned to the Tourist Office and to throughly clean all of their gear before going to an albergue or hostal here in Santiago.

Read the rest of this Camino de Santiago bed bug conversation in our Camino de Santiago forum.

 

 

What is the bedbug status at the albergues on the Camino de Santiago?

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BedBug

The question was:

We will be starting in Leon Sept. 12 [2011]. Does anyone have info on the bedbugs this time of year.We are treating our packs and sleeping bags. Any information would be appreciated.

Read all the bedbug responses in the Camino de Santiago forum.