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Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

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Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

Hello,

Planning on trekking in Sinharaja. Was wondering if I can get leech socks in Sri Lanka. Also anyone who has used them, are they any good? I looked on E-bay but pretty expensive

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1. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

Hi.

AFIK nobody uses those in Srilanka! Hence minimum chance of availability, most of the time these guys using soap/salt mix or soap/antiseptic mix which drives away leeches.

Good luck

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2. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

They were available in Sinharaja when I visited long time ago. Should be available there or worst case scenario as Ris_SLK said, take an old spray bottle (or few bcos there are loads of leaches :) ) and you can mix soap or salt and spray when leaches climb. Also putting some antiseptic on your feet will discourage leaches to climb. If you hate leaches even climbing PM me as I have a good solution which I tried out when I visited. Not a single bite while all my friends were bleeding :D

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3. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

we were there last week and they are available at the ticket counter at sinharaja (on Kalwana side though, not the pitadeniya side)

But we use these bought online it Italy: amazon.co.uk/BINGUO-Outdoor-Essential-Zipper…

Galle, Sri Lanka
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4. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

Hello You can easily buy socks against the leeches in Sinharaja,You can ask its from your guide,It is not expensive,Salt or soap ok for that but safer the Socks.

Thanks

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5. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

hi there,

leaches socks r available next to the ticket counter at singharaja.

thanx,

sisira

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6. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

You can get lech socks in any good shop that would also sell you a lightweight canvas bahttub.

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7. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

Leech socks available at Kudawa entrance ticket counter,Sinharaja.

also available at shops in colombo , like 'Edge' .

To go to edge - go down Stratford Avenue from the Kirulapone junction and you'll find it on your left, before you get to Barista.

But slightly expensive than Kudawa entrance.

All the best!

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8. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

Buy online

www.ebay.com/itm/272628546931…

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9. Re: Where can I buy Leech socks in Sri Lanka/online?

Yes but that price in #8 is totally over the top compared with what one pays inside Sri Lanka ;-)

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