Are you a new student who is gonna move to Sweden soon? Or Are you someone with plans to move to a new room? This post is for you and this is important. It is the story of my misery and I don’t want it to be yours ever, because I really do care.
Recently, or to be precise, exactly 1 month before, I moved to a new apartment at Lappis from the heavenly room I had on the 5th floor with the lovely view. Sadly, my contract with KTH for that amazing room got over and I had to move to another corridor room that was sublet to me by a friend. I hope you’re aware that KTH provides accommodation only for one year!
So I moved to this new room and that’s when all bad things started happening to me. No, the room is not haunted. I wish it was, but the room is infested. Infested with bugs! Not just bed bugs, but with different other kinds of wall bugs as well. 🙁
It all started with strange marks that appeared on my skin. They were really itchy, painful and some got infected and were extremely uncomfortable. I began to blame it on the mosquitoes. Later I started wondering if I had a disease. I was imagining all kinda things except the bed bugs. Past one month I had been really busy with my summer job in the morning and Formula student work in the nights until 12 or 1 am. So I was too tired during my sleep to even realize that I was being bitten every day in the nights as I slept.
After one month of enduring this extreme misery, someone pointed out to me the existence of bed bugs. Now that the Formula Stuednt car is done, I was bit relaxed and I had the energy to wake up when I realized I was being bitten. And then I saw these monstrous buggers that emerge out of the walls, floor cracks, and the bed when the sky is dark and you’re deep asleep to devour your blood and cause pain.
If you google “Bed bug bites”, you would see exactly how my entire body looks right now. And, imagine one month of these. I know, I am in both physical and mental pain because of these bugs. I am so paranoid and feel a phobia towards any kinda insect right now. I think it is gonna take me some time to recover.
So, when you move to your new apartment. Check for bugs. Check the bed. Or better so, trash it and get yourself a new one. Check the walls, floors and every crevice and crack. Don’t unpack your things until you have made sure that your room is bug-free. And if you think you have an infestation, call the room owner or the housing board or SSSB or KTH immediately and do not stay in that place. Exterminating them is a huge process, call Anticimex. Make sure you don’t carry these bugs with you to other places, you could spread the infestation. Here is a nice video I found for you…
As with me, I am currently sleeping in a temporary accommodation and trying to find another room to move to as soon as possible. Housing is a big problem in Stockholm. Hopefully, I will find something soon. Pray that I don’t end up homeless. Thank you.
Stay away from the blood sucking buggers.