Why We Love Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent
My aversion to ticks is based on personal experience. I live in a rural area and spend a lot of time outside in the woods and in my fields. I have been treated for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases on at least five different occasions, and two of them took full 30-day courses on doxycycline, which is a nightmare in itself.
I do nightly tick controls on my children and watch them like a hawk for Lyme disease symptoms. I remove ticks from my cats and sheep, and every time I’m outside with someone, I remind them to check themselves out when they get home.
Regular insect repellent works on ticks (we recommend Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent), but I supplement that with Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent.
Permethrin is a completely different repellent than regular repellants, such as those containing picaridin and DEET. For one, permethrin is applied to clothing and equipment (like backpacks and tents), not your skin. Once properly sprayed, an item will remain repellent for about six weeks, or about six washes. Unlike picaridin- and DEET-based sprays, permethrin is actually an insecticide, so it can kill ticks rather than just scare them away.
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Sawyer Insect Repellent is a versatile picaridin spray recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as safe and effective for most people. Our testers liked the evaporating smell and how the spray feels once it dries.
Insects and arachnids that bite in self-defense instead of to feed -- such as yellow jackets, bees, wasps, hornets, certain ants or spiders -- cannot be repelled with insect repellents.
The number of bug-borne diseases is increasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the number of places they're spreading to is also on the rise.
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