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Anti Bed Bug Liners?

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1. Posted by PeteMuzz (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Hi Guy

I have recently seen a few sites with anti bed bug liners on them. They are sheets that actually go over the bed rather then a sleeping bag liner. Does anyone think these are worthwhile getting?

I have a travel liner and I think its fantastic but I dred going anywhere and their being bed bugs as then I wouldn't be able to use my liner if i need to.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

2. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

Sounds good, as long as you are using your own sleeping bag and not the sheets provided.

3. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 9y

On this subject - how effective are sleeping bag liners at keeping bed bugs at bay? have no experience on this subject but would have thought if they are on the bed then they will get inside the bag liner anyway or am i mistaken? i have bought one anyway so i'm sure i will find out for myself soon enough but was just wondering....

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Many of these 'bugs' are microscopic, so if you want to be secure, best bring a sheet of plastic foil. Much cheaper, no doubt :)

But seriously; I think this kind of travel gadget is just total nonsense. Although it may stop the common 'bedbug' (I wouldn't know its English name, but in Latin it's cimex lectularius), the creature's perfectly harmless (no known risk of infection with anything), and there's still a million of other potential nuisances out there, most of them airborne anyway. It makes much more sense to look out for a hostel that scores high on cleanliness :)

5. Posted by PeteMuzz (Budding Member 51 posts) 9y

Hi Guys

I don't know if I've confused the idea here with my terrible terminology but I have a sleeping bag liner and I dont mean that.

What you can actually get in a Bed sheet, which you put over the matress, its impregnated with anti bed bug stuff (again my terminology is fantastic) which will kill them off or atleast stop them biting you and laying eggs in your sleeping bag liner for you to them tranmit to another hostel. I have to say for really scummy horrible hostels I can imagine it to be quite good, even if they dont have bed bugs you wont have to worry about avoiding them worrying stains on the sheets.

I am considering getting one but I shall wait and see where I can find one for the cheapest posssible price.

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

That's exactly what I meant too, Pete :)

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