Craghoppers’ New Clothing Collection Offers Up To 90% Protection From Insect Bites
There are several elements to account for when preparing for an adventure. Regardless of whether it’s the three peaks challenge or simply going on a Sunday walk, there are always a few essentials we initially think of to pack with us – and insect repellent isn’t necessary always first on our list.
Being based in the UK, one of the more neglected thoughts is how we will protect ourselves from Tick bites, and the awareness of the effects that bites cause isn’t necessarily high. That being said, bites are reportedly rising on a rapid level, and the rates of reported Lyme disease within the UK are reaching an all time high. The BBC recently reported that there are now up to 3,000 cases of Lyme disease a year, and cases of the bacteria quadrupled between 2000 and 2011.
There are many different steps that you can take to try and protect yourself from being bitten whilst out and about, and each step may be more relevant to yourself and to the activity you’re partaking in. One of the (arguably) most effective tips on how to prevent being bitten that has been issued is to cover up sufficiently – wearing trousers and long sleeved shirts, for example. To keep a check on whether or not you have been bitten, ensure that you are wearing lighter clothes to be positive that ticks are visible.
Likewise, if you do find a tick, make sure you get rid of it as safely and quickly as possible using tweezers. Should you be wanting a lighter weight top or bottoms, you might want to opt for convertible trousers or a lightweight layering long-sleeve t-shirt to maintain breathability and have the peace of mind of not having to worry about re-applying insect repellent to the covered areas.
The NosiLife clothing range offers up to 90% permanent protection from any insects on the areas that the clothing covers. This means that if you are wearing clothing that covers your body you will be a lot less likely to suffer from any nasty bites, whilst maintaining the effortless and put together look that the designs offer. There are a few other options however, such as tucking your trousers into your socks, wearing insect repellent on any exposed skin, checking your pets for ticks regularly, and also inspecting your skin for any ticks or bites at the end of the day.
Should you find a bite, or show any symptoms of Lyme disease at any point, be sure to call your local GP surgery and arrange an appointment.