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leech socks

hi everyone!

i’ll be heading to khao sok in the last week of june and doing some trekking. one thing that has been causing me a significant amount of headache; leeches.

i’ve been looking for leech socks in singapore and nobody seems to have even heard of them.

would anyone know whether they are readily available i. khao sok itself?

thank you!

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Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: leech socks

I am not aware of leech socks being avaialble in Khao Sok. There are only a few small local shops in Khao Lak Village. According to Google there appear to be a number of places in Singapore where they are available.

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2. Re: leech socks

You can buy leech socks in Khao Sok village easily enough. One shop advertises them with a sign outside the front door and I doubt they're the only place selling them.

If you go on a guided tour they'll usually supply the leech socks (they're not new) for free.

I don't really understand the point of leech socks because the leeches just crawl up them and then you get them on your stomach instead of your ankles. And if you want leech socks why not just tuck your trousers into your socks, does exactly the same job.

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3. Re: leech socks

Take some insect repellant with you and apply regularly, especially on your legs, they don't like the taste of it :)

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4. Re: leech socks

They dont hurt but take tissues to mop up the blood

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