WHAT ARE LEECH SOCKS?
Why do I need protection against leeches?
Land leeches live on the ground or in low foliage in wet rainforests. Most leeches are sanguivorous, that is they feed as blood sucking parasites on preferred hosts. You can protect yourself against leeches by wearing leech socks.
How do leech socks protect me?
Leeches will try to find a place that is body-warm and will probably crawl down your leg towards your foot. Anti-leech socks reach to your knees and are made from a tightly knit fabric. Leeches cannot penetrate this fabric. By wearing leech socks the leech will get trapped between your leech sock and your shoe. This will protect your feet and will prevent the leech from crawling up your trouser legs. Leech socks also help you to spot any leeches on your legs. Our light coloured socks make it easy to spot them.
How do I wear leech socks?
Our anti-leech socks are made from 100% cotton. The sock is worn over your normal sock and over your trousers. Our leech socks come in two sizes and are machine-washable.
Protection against leeches is as simple as that!