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Insect Repellent

Permethrin Insect Repellent Clothing Treatment is used by soldiers operating in extreme environments where maximum protection from the harmful effects of biting insects and the diseases they can carry is required. Permethrin is an insecticide that kills most insects on contact and hence it's ideal for treating clothing in areas infested with ticks, midges, mosquitoes and other insect pests. This insect repellent binds to the fabric being treated and kills insects that come in contact with it. For clothing and gear only, not to be applied to skin.


Product Name
12- 6 oz. Aerosol Cans | For Clothing and Gear

Insect-Free Hiking

A little planning can go a long way toward staying mosquito-bite-free in the backwoods and on the water. Simply apply Permethrin Clothing & Gear Insect Repellent aerosol on all your equipment before you're planning to be outdoors, and you'll enjoy mosquito and tick protection that repels and kills biting insects for up to two weeks.

The odorless spray actually binds to the fabric on garments, boots, backpacks, tents, nets, and other outdoor gear, ensuring residual protection that lasts through several machine washings and multiple outdoor excursions.

Safe and Effective

Permethrin, the active ingredient in Permethrin Clothing & Gear Insect Repellent aerosol, is a synthetic pyrethroid that works by disrupting the normal functioning of the nervous system of mosquitoes and ticks. It's a contact insecticide that kills all biting insects that come in contact with treated fabric fibers.

Permethrin-based repellents are safe for use with any type of fabric or material--even delicate garments. The insecticide binds very strongly to the fibers of the fabrics you treat, but will not absorb into the skin. The aerosol is designed for clothing application, however. Do not spray products containing permethrin directly onto your skin.

Application Recommendations

Spray garments or equipment at least two to four hours before you're planning to use or pack them to make sure they're completely dry. Lay out the articles you want to treat in a well-ventilated outdoor area and moisten the surface of the fabric until the outer surface is visibly moist. Turn it over and treat the other side, then hang to dry.

You shouldn't reuse Permethrin Clothing & Gear Insect Repellent aerosol more than once every two weeks. Wash treated clothing at least once before you treat it again. Use permethrin-based products in conjunction with an insect repellent designed for direct application to your skin for best results.