Slovak scientists develop anti-tick socks

More items of clothing with the unique fibre will be developed.

Illustrative Stock PhotoIllustrative Stock Photo(Source: TASR)

Scientists from the Institute of Parasitology at the Slovak Academy of Science (SAV) have developed anti-tick socks based on natural substances with an insect repelling effect.

“The scientists are presenting a prototype of the functional fibre Prolen Tickfree with a modification based on natural substances which demonstrate a repellent effect against ticks,” said Monika Hucáková, spokesperson for the Slovak Academy of Science, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The first commercial product using the fibre are socks, she adds. The project is connected with a new approach in parasitology in combination with chemical technology to protect people and domestic animals from ticks and the dangerous diseases they transmit.

The SAV together with universities in Košice are also testing other pieces of clothing as well as equipment to protect domestic animals.

Read also:Slovak students earn international prize for innovative tick repellant

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Opposition fails to recall Education Minister Lubyová

The reason was the dubious distribution of the state's stimuli for science and research.

Education Minister Martina Lubyová (SNS nominee)

Brexit: Fulfilling the wishes of the dead

It is supposed to be honourable to respect the last wishes of the deceased. But is it also reasonable to sacrifice the life perspectives of those remaining?

Foreigners in Slovakia promote the ice hockey world championship

In videos, they tell fans from abroad that Slovakia has much to offer.

Mascot of 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia, bear Macejko.

Caregiver Dušan, a breadwinning father working in Austria, will earn €6,000 less this year

The Austrian government has cut down child benefits for Slovak parents working in Austria if their children live in Slovakia. The European Commission regards the measure to be discriminatory.

The Valach family