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Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray
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- Effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus
- Insect-killing repellent for your clothing is effective against ticks, chiggers, mites and mosquitoes; as effective as 100 percent DEET
- Lasts up to 6 weeks (or 6 washings); will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or outdoor gear
- Odorless after drying; ideal for use while hunting
- 12-ounce capacity treats up to 2 complete outfits; non-aerosol pump bottle; color of bottle may vary
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.75 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.75 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||1.06 pounds|
For use on clothing, tents, and other gear, Sawyer Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent not only repels insects, it actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects on contact. It is also effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus.
Permethrin is odorless after drying and will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your outdoor gear. Use it while hunting for an odorless way to protect yourself from common bugs. The active ingredient Permethrin is a synthetic molecule similar to pyrethrum which is taken from the Chrysanthemum flower.
Sawyer Premium Permethrin comes in two sizes -- a 12-ounce trigger spray bottle (for treating up to 2 complete outfits) and a 24-ounce trigger spray bottle (for treating up to 4 complete outfits). Sawyer Premium Permethrin is also available in a 9-ounce aerosol spray. A single application lasts up to six washings or up to 40 days of sun exposure. Repellent should be applied outdoors and before clothing is worn; after it’s treated, hang clothing and let dry 2 hours (4 hours in humid conditions). Color of bottle may vary.
Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water, and injuries -- everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness to point-of-use water filters that filter contaminated water to levels cleaner than U.S. bottled water.
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Permethrin-treated clothing and outdoor gear is your first line of defense against insects.
Since 1984, Sawyer Products has offered one of the best, most technologically advanced solutions for protection against sun, bugs, water, and injuries -- everything from first aid kits developed for wilderness to point-of-use water filters that filter contaminated water to levels cleaner than U.S. bottled water.
Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent
Effective against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, and mites for up to 6 weeks
For use on clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear, Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent not only repels insects, it actually kill mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects on contact. Odorless after drying, Permethrin will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your gear.
Use Permethrin on clothing by itself or with skin-applied repellents to create the ultimate protective, armor-like insect barrier. The synthetic version of pyrethrum (a natural insecticide derived from the chrysanthemum flower), 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.
- Effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus
- Single application lasts up to 42 days of sun exposure, or 6 washings
- 12-ounce capacity treats up to 2 complete outfits
- 24-ounce capacity treats up to 4 complete outfits
- A complete outfit consists of a shirt, pants, and pair of socks, and each garment needs 3 ounces of Permethrin to be effective
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Permethrin Work?
Unlike topical insect repellents applied to the skin, Permethrin is applied to clothing and outdoor gear material, bonding to the fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks (42 days) 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. Applied to clothing, tents, outdoor furniture, or sleeping bags, Permethrin is very effective at reducing the mosquito population in your camping area and keeping ticks from attaching to you.
Sawyer Permethrin uses the same active ingredient found in hair shampoos for head lice. However, 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.
Permethrin-treated clothing and fabric should be your first line of defense, and it can be used in conjunction with a topical skin-based repellent such as Sawyer's Picaridin, Maxi Deet, and Ultra30 products.
What Can I Treat with Permethrin?
In addition to clothing and accessories like hats and waders, Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent is ideal for treating backpacks, tents, camp furniture, hammocks, mosquito netting, luggage, and even bed sheets. Since mosquitoes are better hoppers than flyers, adding more Permethrin-treated landing surfaces around you will improve your protection.
Unlike DEET, which may harm some fabrics and materials, Permethrin is compatible for use even on fragile fabrics such as silk, plus all synthetics and waterproof membrane fabrics (won't affect plastics or finishes).
While Permethrin is safe and compatible with almost all fabrics, it has an easier time bonding to soft fabrics like cottons, wools, and synthetic blends. It will have a harder time bonding to fabrics with tighter woven fibers like rain flies and waterproof shells. Sweating and exposure to water will not significantly deteriorate the Permethrin application, but washing machine agitation deteriorates the application by knocking the molecules loose from the fabric.
Permethrin Tips and Tricks
- For optimal protection, apply a topical repellent to exposed skin.
- Hand wash and air dry to preserve the application. If using a washing machine, select gentle wash and dry cycles.
- Store garments in dark plastic bags between uses to help preserve application.
- For luggage, spray inside your bags when you travel to avoid transporting insects back home.
- Permethrin safely bonds with dog's hair to provide protection from ticks and insects for up to 2 weeks.
- Do not expose cats to wet Permethrin (can affect central nervous system; dried Permethrin-treated fabric has no effect).
How Do I Apply Permethrin Safely?
Sawyer recommends that you treat clothing and gear with Permethrin outdoors in a well ventilated area. If the treatment is accidentally carried out indoors, no adverse health effects are expected based upon calculations of inhaled dose. However, individuals with breathing problems, such as asthma, may be at greater risk. The odor arising from treating fabric with Permethrin is mostly from the aerosol propellants rather than from the insect repellent itself.
To apply, 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. Sawyer Permethrin should not be added to a washing machine for treatment — it should be sprayed directly onto clothing and gear.
Full Range of Insect Repellents
Sawyer insect repellents offer superior protection from disease-carrying insects, including the yellow fever mosquito that carries the Zika Virus. Check out Sawyer's range of insect repellents — from topical lotions and sprays to apply to your skin to Permethrin spray for applying to clothing and outdoor gear.
|Picaridin||Maxi-DEET||Ultra30 Liposome / DEET||30% DEET||Premium Controlled Release||Permethrin|
|Usage||Topical (Skin)||Topical (Skin & Clothing)||Topical (Skin)||Topical (Skin & Clothing; cotton, wool, or nylon only)||Topical (Skin)||Clothing, Tents, and Gear|
|Active Ingredient||20% Picaridin||98% DEET||30% DEET||30% DEET||20% DEET||0.5% Permethrin|
|Application Formats||Spray Pump & Lotion||Spray Pump||Lotion||Aerosol Spray||Lotion||Spray Pump|
|Mosquito & Tick Protection||Up to 14 hours (lotion); up to 12 hours (spray)||Up to 10 hours||Up to 11 hours||Up to 10 hours||Up to 11 hours||Up to 6 weeks sprayed on clothing (or 6 washings)|
|Protection from Other Insects||Biting flies, stable flies, black flies, sand flies, gnats, and chiggers||Chiggers, fleas, and gnats||Flies||Chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects|
|Great for Areas of High Bug Density||✓|
|Great for Hunting & Fishing||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Great for the Whole Family||✓||✓|
|Complete Clothing Protection||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||Use with Permethrin||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
One day at lunchtime we were both back at our vehicles and he was picking ticks off his pants. I scraped one off his pantleg and while sitting down, placed it on my thigh to see what would happen. The tick crawled around in a circle for about 20 seconds then promptly flipped on it's back and died.
He was so impressed with the product, he purchased a bottle that evening, treated his clothes, and for the remainder of the season, he found no more ticks on his clothes.
With this in mind, I intended to use as many precautions as possible for my recent trip to Hawaii. Here's how I protected myself (I'll discuss Sawyer's Spray in a moment):
Started taking Vitamin B Complex two weeks before departure. I chose one that had huge %RDA of each type of Vitamin B (I think B12 is the most vital), and always took it in the morning because it can cause really awful nightmares if you take it close to bedtime.
I sprayed all my holiday clothes with Sawyer's Permethrin Spray.
Covered all exposed areas with Ben's 30% Deet wipes every day. http://www.amazon.com/Tender-Bens-12-count-Travel-Wipes/dp/B001GAOIME/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1303674359&sr=8-5
Always had my "Zap It!" clicker tied to my handbag. I can't find these listed on Amazon US, but they shouldn't set you back more than $8 apiece, and they each have about 10,000 clicks. This was one of my great investments! I definitely recommend getting one. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zap-It-Mosquito-Bite-Relief/dp/B0012GMT0A/ref=sr_1_2?Read more ›
I used $10 worth of permethrin to treat all my clothing and my wife's for trips to Asia and Central America. With this approach you can pick the clothing you want to wear and treat it instead of being limited to what is sold by the travel sites. It also means you can treat socks and scarves as well as tops and pants. DEET is tough on clothing so it is better to use the permethrin solution on your clothing and only apply the DEET to your face, neck, hands, and feet.
My wife and I spent 2 weeks in Cambodia in the temple areas where the mosquitoes were thick in the air and during that entire time neither of us had a single mosquito bite. The permethrin also is effective for ticks, midges, chiggers, ants, and flys.
With the resistant malaria strains and Lyme disease and encephalitis concerns it is best to be proactive and permethrin sprayed onto clothing is an excellent first step.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Permethrin proved to be a very effective insect repellent. No ticks on me when mowing the grass.Published 17 minutes ago by Donald Coleman
Traveling to Africa requires added protection from biting insects. I use this and spray my clothes a couple of weeks before I pack y suitcase, giving it long enough to dry and get... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Patricia G. McKown
This is one of the best products I have ever used for bug protection. It protect you from Ticks, Biting Flies, Mosquitoes, Gnats and more. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by E. Hamilton
I used this along with the Picaridin and it kept bugs off me while on my 8 mile hike.Published 21 hours ago by iumien
Purchased with pairs of gaiters for tick control in New England where there is a giant problem because of high whitetail deer populations. Lyme Disease from ticks is serious.Published 1 day ago by George Africa
I've used this before, just don't spray any items near or around your pets. Safe after dried.Published 2 days ago by Bullwinkle
I learned about permethrin about 6 or 7 years ago when I read about people using it in the jungles of South America. Read morePublished 3 days ago by BJG