Bugsox & Nosilife Socks
Bugsox and Nosilife socks are impregnated with insect repellent, which fends off blood thirsty insects such as mosquitoes, midges, gnats, ticks and other disease-spreading biting bugs. Even with a good pair of hiking boots, insects can still get inside and have a feast on your feet and ankles. Anti-mosquito socks provide protection in addition to insect repellent sprays and lotions in insect-infested areas.
Long trek socks with permanent Nosi insect repellent and antibacterial treatment to fight odours. Cushioned toe and heel, and flat toe seams for superior comfort and reduced rubbing. Dry touch moisture control, fast drying fabric.
Bugsox by Care Plus are impregnated with HealthGuard, a revolutionary anti-insect technology that is applied to fabrics in order to repel mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects. Bugsox are seamless, comfortable, breathable and ideal for long walks and hiking. HealthGuard significantly reduces the number of landing mosquitoes and the number of bites from bloodsucking insects, and remains effective even after many washes.
Craghoppers Nosilife socks have insect repellent permanently bound to their material, which means the socks still repel insects effectively after washing. According to Craghoppers, Nosilife insect repellent treatment is proven to significantly decrease mosquito bites by 80 to 90 percent and plays an important role in preventing insect-borne diseases. The active ingredient in Nosilife technology is permethrin, which is a synthetic insecticide.
Tick Repellent Socks
Nosilife socks and Bugsox are perfect for walking in the countryside, where ticks may be lurking in grasses and shrubbery ready to hitch a ride on the next unfortunate animal or human that unwittingly brushes past. Ticks are tiny, blood sucking insects, which can transmit diseases while they are feeding. A pair of long protective anti-insect socks can help prevent ticks from attaching to your lower legs.
Ticks spread a number of diseases including Lyme disease and tick borne encephalitis (TBE). These infections can lead to serious illness. Lyme disease is found in countryside areas of the UK, Europe and the US, and while it may cause only mild flu-like symptoms, it can also progress to more serious joint problems, nerve and brain inflammation, and heart problems.
Tick borne encephalitis is prevalent in many countryside areas of Europe, Russia and East Asia. It is characterised by a flu-like illness but may advance to encephalitis or meningitis.
You are most at risk from tick bites during the spring, summer and autumn months. If you are hiking, camping, cycling or climbing in areas where ticks are found, a good pair of insect repellent socks is a worthwhile investment. Don't let biting insects spoil your outdoor adventures, or worse still, ruin your health.
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