Protecting your feet is an important factor in preventing bites and stings. Scientific research has shown that various types of (malaria) mosquitoes prefer biting feet, ankles and lower legs. And ticks live in grass, shrubs, heathland and low vegetation, so they usually first come into contact with your feet, ankles and lower legs.
Insect repellent Care Plus® Bugsox hiking socks are available in four different colours in sizes 35 to 47. Scientific research has shown that various types of (malaria) mosquitoes and flies prefer biting feet, ankles and lower legs. And ticks live in grass, shrubs, heathland and low vegetation, so they usually first come into contact with your feet, ankles and lower legs. Protecting your feet, reduces the chances of insect and tick bites.
These wonderful Care Plus® socks are available in navy, black and khaki and in Adventure and City design. The City design of these insect repellent socks is suitable for daily use, light hiking and city trips. Use chlorine-free detergent and keep the socks in a dark place.
- Protects against insects and ticks
- Healthguard impregnated with permethrin
- Comfortable at both high and low temperatures
- Keeps the feet feeling fresh for longer
- For everyday use
Bugsox: Impregnated hiking socks
Going outdoors? Protect yourself against insect bites! Cover your skin as much as possible with protective clothing. In addition, it is also recommended to apply a good insect repellent to exposed skin, like our Anti-Insect products with or without DEET. Do you want to protect your feet, ankles and lower legs from insect bites? Wear Bugsox: the Care Plus® insect repellent and impregnated hiking socks!
The airy Bugsox Traveller is suitable for everyday use, light hiking, or city trips and offers extra comfort in warm and tropical areas.
- Insect and tick repellent
- Comfortable at high and low temperatures
- Keep feet fresh and odourless for longer
- Moisture-regulating and quick drying action (Coolmax®)
- Suitable for long walks on every type of terrain
Care Plus® Bugsox are made with bamboo. Bamboo is breathable and stays cool in excessive heat by absorbing moisture and ventilation. In the cold, the microstructure forms a base layer that keeps you warm. In addition, bamboo has a natural antibacterial action and the Bugsox keep your feet fresh and odourless for longer. This is more hygienic for your feet.
Coolmax® is a high-tech fibre specially developed for a dry and comfortable feel. These fibres transport the moisture from the skin to the outer layer of the sock where it can quickly evaporate. Bugsox are sold per pair.
First Aid for tick bites
When you have been bitten by a tick, it is essential to get the right treatment immediately. First of all, treatment consists of the correct and safe removal of the tick with the Care Plus® Tick Remover. Preferably do this within 8 hours after a tick bite. Only after the tick has been removed, you can disinfect the bite with alcohol.
Increasing risk of mosquitoes and ticks in (Northern) Europe
Apart from being annoying, stinging insects can also transmit several, sometimes serious, infectious diseases. For example:
- yellow fever
- Lyme disease
Scientific research has shown that various types of (malaria) mosquitoes prefer biting feet, ankles and lower legs. Ticks usually access the body via the ankles and feet. Protection of the feet is essential. Care Plus® Bugsox will protect you from mosquitoes and ticks.
Increase in infected ticks in (Northern) Europe
Ticks are spiderlike creatures that can attach themselves with their mouths in the skin of a host and feed on blood. A tick infected with Lyme borreliosis can transmit the disease with sometimes severe consequences. Scientific research has shown that the number of ticks infected with Lyme borreliosis in (Northern) Europe is continually increasing. The HealthGuard™ impregnated Bugsox will protect you from ticks.