Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak scientists develop anti-tick socks

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

Illustrative 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

Rector, minister, president. Why nobody halted the plagiarists’ appointment?

None of the concerned parties see their role in evaluating the moral qualities of the candidate for professor.

Marian Vanderka

Fallen lines and engine fires: Slovak trains are not without incidents Photo

Slovak rail carrier ZSSK is facing a massive wave of criticism after some recent accidents.

Fire on a train between Šaľa and Galanta.

Pohoda Festival organisers to pay compensation to parents of fatality

The verdict obliging the famous music festival to pay damage compensation to those bereft of a girl who died in 2009 from injuries caused by a fallen tent is not effective yet.

The damaged tent hit or put at risk at least 300 people back in 2009.

Rules for hiring foreigners are simpler. For exceptions

Despite positive changes, employers still point to some barriers preventing more effective and simpler recruitment of foreign workers.

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.