Replies: 12 - Last Post: Nov 9, 2012 9:59 PM Last Post By: edwardseco
Nov 8, 2012 6:36 AM
I really fancied booking the Chiramel`Homestay` in Fort Kochi - and then discovered they have foam mattresses which I found remarkably uncomfortable when I travelled in Vietnam.
2 Questions: Are these type of mattresses used widely in hotels etc in India? Are they any different to the foam mattresses one finds in, obviously, Vietnam - and then in the new foam mattresses in UK?
Nov 8, 2012 8:03 AM
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Nov 8, 2012 4:43 PM
7Speaking of mattresses . . . we had bed bugs in Tamil Nadu. Many little red bites. Would these be less common in foam mattresses? I don't think it was a foam mattress.
Does anyone know anything about bed bugs in India? They can be very small, can't they. Any way to know they are there without getting bitten?
Nov 8, 2012 5:52 PM
8Does anyone know anything about bed bugs in India?
Had an evening together once. Put the mattresses in the sn, they're dead by 2pm. Or better, put a mixture of permathrin in a spray bottle, that kills everything but you.
Any way to know they are there without getting bitten?
Search on the internet. Several lovely family portraits. They like the seams of the mattresses and other things (like your jeans) that have the same seams.
Nov 8, 2012 9:49 PM
9Does anyone know anything about bed bugs in India? They can be very small, can't they. Any way to know they are there without getting bitten?
You can find bedbugs usually between the box spring (platform) and mattress, on any hard surface and in sets of drawers / wardrobes, they are not confined to beds and cheap hotels. You can pick them up in shops cafes restaurants office buildings and airports etc. Most people won't know they are there until they've been feasted upon, you don't usually feel the bite until you wake up.
Familiarise yourself with a photo of a bedbug, some people mistake ticks for bedbugs and although they both suck on blood they are very different, ticks are members of the arachnida class and have 8 legs as opposed to bedbugs of the insecta class and have 6.
It's not always easy or acceptable to remove the mattress and put it in the sun, hotel owners / managers won't want other guests knowing they have and infestation problem, better to speak calmly and quietly to the hotel manager and ask if he will spray the room bed/s and furniture or would he mind if you do it, if he does mind move out.
Nov 8, 2012 10:58 PM
10The Salvation Army in Mumbai is a good place to see them up close. If you're curious.
If you don't want to attract them, stop breathing. They are attracted to CO2.
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