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Old 06-14-2004, 02:25 AM   #1
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Hi

I've heard that bed bugs can be a problem staying in hostels.

Have others had experience if this?

what can be done to keep those pesky crittters at bay - I've heard that lavender oil is pretty good.

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Old 06-14-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
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I had the worst case of bed bugs when I was in Costa Rica, so bad I could see em run if I pulled my bag back really quick. And they stayed with me the whole trip once I had them.... the only way I knew of getting rid of them was by freezing them out when I got back to canada... left my sleeping back outside for a week in -27 degree weather..... as for keeping them away during the trip my friends found rubbing oils on their legs before bed did work but sleeping wasn't very comfortable.
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:18 AM   #3
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Damn

and I was planning on going to Costa Rica - prehaps I just won't sleep
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Dang. Well is that a problem in Europe too? Or just in exotic places like Costa Rica?
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not in Europe.
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i never saw them, but got quite a few bed bug bites in Egypt. i didnīt care though, it was so worth it.
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ok thanks.....got worried for a second there. Not that I wouldnt go if there WERE, just that I try to avoid creepy crawlies at all costs, and the thought of 2 months sleeping with bed bugs didnt sound too fun.
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Ya I would like to add my 2 cents, bed bugs are around..I know first hand...of all the places I have been, I have only been attacked once, which in the large scope of things is not too bad
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I had them in the States once. Annoying, but not deadly. I starting bringing a sleepsheet everywhere, and just pitched it with the first sign of the little critters. That usually helped a ton.

On another note, if you do any outdoors or beach camping on your trip, also remember to look out for sand fleas. I hate these gross little things even more than bed bugs! :greenguy:
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