SAWYER PRODUCTS SWP CLOTHING PERMETHRIN 24OZSP657
SAWYER PRODUCTS SWP CLOTHING PERMETHRIN 24OZSP657
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Not only does this product repel insects, but will actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites and more than 55 other kinds of insects. Sawyer? Permethrin repellent is for use on your clothing, tents and other gear. A single application lasts through 6 washings. Permethrin is odorless when dry. 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. Try our easy-to-use treatment methods: military-style soak system and the NEW 24 oz trigger spray. These methods provide protection from mosquitoes and ticks through 6 washings. 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.
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|Product Length:||9.0 inches|
|Product Width:||3.0 inches|
|Product Height:||3.0 inches|
|Product Weight:||1.0 pounds|
|Package Length:||9.6 inches|
|Package Width:||4.4 inches|
|Package Height:||3.7 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.8 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 216 reviews|
Effective on Clothing and Gear through 6 Washings
|Average Customer Review: ( 216 customer reviews )
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87 of 89 found the following review helpful:
Tick repellent! Aug 28, 2008
By Jan W. Smith
This product has been a blessing as I work in woods infested with ticks because of a huge deer population. Just spray your clothing as instructed and you won't find ticks on your person anymore. This is the only product that has worked for me 100%!
114 of 119 found the following review helpful:
Went to Haiti - no bugs on me! Jun 05, 2008
By Dana L. Bracken
I pretreated all the clothing I took with me to Haiti with this spray and had no problems with bugs the whole time. I would highly recommend this product to anyone going to areas where malaria would be an issue as well as highly bug inhabited places in the US. I wouldn't use this everyday, but for special occasions - it's a must have. Just make sure you wear gloves when applying and apply exactly as instructed.
127 of 137 found the following review helpful:
Works great but be careful when applying Aug 13, 2009
By Stephen J. Pearsall
This stuff works great against mosquitoes and ticks and is safe when dry but extreme care needs to be used when spraying it on your clothes. You want to make sure you don't get any on your skin, that you don't breathe in any of the spray particles. It is also extremely toxic to cats so if you have a kitty you want to be extremely careful that you apply it in a place where kitty can't get near it. Once it dries it is a lot less dangerous to mammals but is still very toxic to insects.
45 of 46 found the following review helpful:
Save money by applying insect repellent yourself Aug 12, 2010
By B. Stenman
Buying a shirt or pair of slacks that has the bug repellent added will also add $20 per item to it price. Instead get a bottle of permethrin and dilute it and apply it with a small garden sprayer to saturate the clothes you want to take and then let them air dry. The higher the concentration the more washings before the permethrin is completely removed from your clothes. The Sawyer kit with the solution pre-diluted and the trigger spray is an easy way to go though the solution will only be good for 6 washings at most. This is more than adequate for use when traveling but not for clothing you will be wearing a good deal over a period of many weeks.
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.
56 of 60 found the following review helpful:
the real deal! Well researched and plenty of safety information Jun 16, 2010
My impression is of a first class company and product. We are visiting Costa Rica with two little ones and had questions about whether this product could be safely used for children's clothing. I called the Sawyer company and was astounded that they took the time to not only speak with me, but to pass my question along to their top technical person who returned my call personally. He shared with me a wealth of information and could answer every question I posed (and many that I did not know to ask). The bottom line for using with children is a)as with all things, ask your pediatrician first and b) they told me they recommend using the aerosoul spray that is available as opposed to the pump if you do use on children's clothing as it will stay on outside surface of the clothing better where the pump spray will tend to soak through the material some. Plenty of other reviews go into general information and I won't repeat here. I was impressed with the wealth of research and extensive safety information that they have on the products they produce. What a great company, the likes of which you seldom see these days! I'll buy from them every time. Btw, they mentioned they also have a time released 20% deet repellent which reduces the amount of deet absorbed twenty fold; good to know if you're in a situation where you decide to use deet on children or in my opinion for anyone that uses deet sprays.
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