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Insect Repellent For Clothing And Gears of September 2023

  1. Ben's Clothing and Gear Insect Repellent Pump Spray Bottle, 24-oz

Product Highlights

  • Repels and kills flies, mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, and other insects on contact
  • Convenient spray bottle with an ergonomic grip, making bug protection fast and easy
  • Bonds to fabric fibers for up to six weeks of protection through several wash cycles
  • Contains permethrin, the cdc recommended chemical for repelling mosquitoes that may carry diseases
  1. Sawyer Products SP645 Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent for Clothing, Gear & Tents Trigger Spray, 4.5-Ounce, 6 Bottles

Product Highlights

  • Ideal for backpacking, backyard bbqs, and other outdoor activities, it's effective against more than 55 kinds of insects — from disease-spreading ticks (lyme disease) and mosquitoes (west nile and zika viruses) to chiggers, spiders, mites, and more
  • Reduce likelihood of a tick bite by 73.6 times by treating shoes and socks with permethrin (university of rhode island study - 2017)
  • Add a layer of protection to your clothing and gear with permethrin insect and tick repellent spray — perfect for use on shirts, jackets, pants, socks, shoes, boots, sleeping bags, tents, netting, when outdoors, camping, hunting, or on travel
  • Permethrin spray bonds to fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks or through 6 washings (whichever comes first) and won't stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or outdoor gear; odorless after drying; pack of 6 trigger spray bottles

Continue reading about methods to avoid and alleviate mosquito bites here.

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September 27, 2023

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Sawyer has an alternative [to DEET] made with Picaridin, which works just as well without spoiling your clothes.

James Wong
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Zinzi Edmundson, the founder of Treehouse newsletter, who gardens in Maine, suggests spraying your shoes, especially (she uses Sawyer’s permethrin).

Laura Fenton
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I carry bottles of water, but I also have a Sawyer squeeze water filter. Also, if it’s cold, make sure you sleep with your water filter in your sleeping bag, so it doesn’t freeze.

Shilletha Curtis