Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing
Keep bugs away from your clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear with fabrics with Sawyer® Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing. This odorless repellent for clothing and other fabric products repels and kills ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers and mites. The active ingredient Permethrin is a contact insecticide which is non-toxic to humans. 24-oz. spray bottle for easy application. Single application bonds with the fabric to last up to 6 washings. Made in USA.
- Odorless repellent for clothing, tents, sleeping bags and gear bags
- Lasts up to 6 washings
- Repels and kills ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites and 55 other insects
- Active ingredient Permethrin is non-toxic to humans
- 24-oz. spray trigger bottle
Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Military, government agencies, universities, and others; this Sawyer Clothing repellent offers superior protection from disease-carrying biting insects. The active ingredient, Permethrin, is a synthetic molecule similar to those found in natural pyrethrum which is taken from the chrysanthemum flower. Not only does this product repel insects, but it will actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites and more than 55 other kinds of insects. Sawyer Permethrin insect repellents are for use with clothing, tents, and other gear. Permethrin is odorless when dry, and during the drying process, it tightly bonds with the fibers of the treated garment. It will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your outdoor gear.
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. Does Permethrin work against mosquitoes?
A. Yes. Permethrin clothing treatments, when applied following Directions for Use, have been determined to have "spatial repellency" against mosquitoes. This means that mosquitoes will swarm around you, but not light on your treated clothing and bite.
Also use an EPA registered repellent, such as the Sawyer® microencapsulated Controlled Release 20% DEET, on all exposed skin for further protection from biting and blood sucking mosquitoes.
The combination of Permethrin on clothing and DEET repellent on skin forms an "Insect Repellent System." When used as directed on the EPA registered labels, the Insect Repellent System will provide the best protection from biting, blood sucking and disease carrying insects. A well known study conducted by Tom Lillie, Carl Schreck and A. J. Rahe in Alaska in 1987, showed 99.9% effectiveness against mosquitoes biting at a rate of more than 1,100/hr. This protection is far greater than either a DEET based insect repellent or Permethrin can achieve alone.