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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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May 7, 2022

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Of all the creepy crawlers, ticks keep me on high alert. They can be very tiny in the nymph stage and difficult to see. They love to hang out in tall grasses along the trail and hitch a ride on hikers passing by. I plan on treating most of my clothes and gear with Sawyer Permethrin.

Joanne Gigliotti


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I would often just drink directly from the sawyer squeeze if I was feeling lazy- which by the way works wonderfully.

Rachel McVittie