I just wanted to fill you in on a tip how to keep insects such as ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, and mites off your clothes and your body…
This stuff is also effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus.
It is completely odorless after drying and ideal for any outdoor activity including fishing, hunting, working in the field or wood, camping, hiking, etc..!
One treatment will last up to 6 weeks (or 6 washings) and will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or outdoor gear.
I have been using this insect repellent on my clothing for years with great success.
What is it?
Permethrin Insect Repellent For Clothing
Permethrin is non-toxic and registered for use by the U.S. EPA.
Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent has been exclusively treating uniforms for the U.S. and Canadian militaries for almost 30 years.
How to use Permethrin
It’s simple! I just spray it on my clothes that I will be wearing outside!
As you might expect, your pants are especially important to spray with Permethrin repellent. Why? because you will typically pick up ticks, chiggers, etc.. while walking through grass and brush. This is where most of them latch on. Instead, they will encounter the repellent which will kill them and/or cause them to fall off.
I live in the northeast where there are a lot of ticks. Some seasons are worse than others depending on how the winter went. This repellent has worked excellent for me as I do lots of work outside.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Permethrin Work?
Permethrin is applied to clothing and outdoor gear material. It bonds to the fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks or 6 washings. When a tick, mosquito, or other insect comes into contact with Permethrin, it absorbs a dose that will either repel or kill the insect.
Note: Because your skin breaks down Permethrin within fifteen minutes of contact, it’s not useful as a personal protection insect repellent when applied to the skin.
Note: Consider the following insect repellent for skin, Sawyer Insect Repellent 20% Picaridin
What Can I Treat with Permethrin?
Permethrin is safe and compatible with almost all fabrics, and it has an easier time bonding to soft fabrics like cottons, wools, and synthetic blends.
Mosquitoes are better hoppers than flyers, so adding Permethrin to landing surfaces around you will improve your protection. Consider backpacks, tents, camp furniture, hammocks, mosquito netting, luggage, and even bed sheets.
How Do I Apply Permethrin?
Lightly moisten the fabric of the garment with a slow sweeping motion, keeping the bottle about 6 to 8 inches away and treating each side of the garment for about 30 seconds. It should be sprayed directly onto clothing and gear.