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10 BEST Insect Repellents of June 2021

6. Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Insect Repellent for Clothing, Gear & Tents, Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce

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  • 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; oderless after drying

10. Sawyer Products SP7142 Premium Maxi DEET, 100% DEET Insect Repellent, Pump Spray, 4-Ounce, Twin Pack

Product Highlights

  • Protects against mosquitoes, chiggers, fleas, gnats, black flies, and ticks and the diseases they carry. (zika, lyme disease, powassan, eee, alpha-gal, west nile virus, and more)
  • Use in combination with sawyer permethrin spray (for clothing) for full body repellency; compatible with sunscreens (including sawyer spf 30 stay-put sunscreen)
  • Exclusive low-odor formula, with 100% deet insect repellent, offers excellent levels of repellency in areas of extreme bug density
  • Effective for up to 10 hours; can be applied to skin, mosquito nets, head nets, and clothing (should not be applied to or near acetate, rayon, spandex or other synthetics)

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December 3, 2023

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