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Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce, Yellow
Effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito which can transmit the Zika VirusLasts up to 6 weeks (or 6 washings); will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or outdoor gearOdorless after drying; ideal for use while hunting24-ounce capacity treats up to 8 garments; non-aerosol pump bottle; color of bottle may varyInsect-killing repellent for your clothing is effective against ticks, chiggers, mites and mosquitoes including the Zika-transmitting Yellow Fever Mosquito; as effective as 100 percent DEET
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48 Reddit comments about Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce, Yellow:

u/realslacker · 16 pointsr/camping

Also, the 98% DEET might melt synthetics... so be careful about what you spray it on.

You could also check out Permethrin clothing treatment products. This stuff works great to repel ticks and mosquitoes, just make sure you follow the directions.

For another option, I've had good luck with ThermaCELL clip on repellant.

u/PM_me_ur_beetles · 13 pointsr/forestry

you may want to look into treating your work clothes with permethrin

u/Pablois4 · 8 pointsr/dogs

Home made or natural stuff will have little to no effect. At best the dog will smell nice and maybe it'll turn away 1 out of 10 ticks. That's an improvement but you still have 9 ticks.

One of the best things I've used is Permethrin based spray. The common brand I use is "repel-x". Its' a insect repellent for horses but can be used on other animals including dogs. It's the only thing iv'e used that actually repels ticks. We spritz the outer fur and we're good to go.

I had Lyme disease 8 years ago and was really sick. And, so, for myself, before tick season starts, I select some shirts, pants, shorts, caps, bandannas and shoes that I will be using during hikes and treat them with a permethrin based spray that is meant for clothing. The repellent stays in the fabric for 6 weeks/6 washings. I've found it most useful to concentrate on all hems - collar, sleeve and bottom and more lightly spritz the rest.

I've used this brand for several years:

u/idontreadinbox · 7 pointsr/Parenting
  • Regular full-body tick checks for you and the fam.

  • Frontline for the pets.

  • Vacuum for the house/furniture.

  • Hot wash/dry for the laundry.

  • Permethrin for spraying on everything (except your skin and the pets. It's safe for skin contact after it dries). This is the magic ingredient!!! You can buy it at local WalMart, or Amazon. Also, if you and the fam like to adventure outside in wild foliage, pre-treat clothes by soaking them in Permethrin.

  • Cut back wild foliage around the home. Ticks like to climb on tops/edges of foliage and "quest", which means they wait for humans/pets to walk by and brush against the foliage, then the ticks cling on to them.

    I've been on a tick study binge ever since camping like a noob and bringing some home. This is the best intel I've gathered, so far.
u/Luminoth · 6 pointsr/camping

Permethrin ( is what you want on your gear. Won't destroy it like DEET. Just be careful if you have cats or fish, it can kill them. Comes in a big yellow/black container at Cabelas, or probably whatever your local camping store is, or you can get it online. Still need to use DEET on your skin though. This page here has a good FAQ on the stuff:

u/justinevoe · 6 pointsr/Ultralight

All your gear and clothing should have a treatment of permethrin applied regularly. Especially useful to coat your dogs fur with it before heading out as well. All those nasty buzzers probing for an opening to bite you, die. It works like a charm, I haven't needed bug spray or to pick ticks off my dog in years. Anyone from Ontario or Michigan will tell you that we have it as bad as anywhere.

Edit: For environmental / LNT purposes the proper way to treat gear is as follows: Important: Liquid permethrin is deadly to cats, do not do an application or drying around them! Once dry, your gear is perfectly safe for cats again. Make sure your gear is cleaned and dry before applying permethrin. You should do this anyway so your stuff lasts between trips, but it's extra important here.

  1. Empty permethrin bottle into a 5 gallon bucket.

  2. Fully soak/saturate gear, I use a second spray bottle of it to ensure anything above the liquid level gets soaked.

  3. Remove gear / clothing and squeeze out any excess liquid leaving a damp garment.

  4. Hang gear to dry outside in a shaded area.

  5. Use a funnel to pour remaining permethrin back into it's original container. Store in a dry, cool, area like you would any solvent or paint.

    This way no ground water, soil, or innocent insects are harmed.
u/Samopotamus · 6 pointsr/army

Treat your uniforms with permethrin before you go. You can get it at most hardware stores. It's the same stuff your uniforms get treated with before you deploy. Spray it on, it lasts through washings.

u/magiclela · 5 pointsr/backpacking

We're doing Pictured Rocks next week, it will be our second time up there. It really is an awesome hike. You could do this over 7 days but probably more do-able in 5. However, I made a call today to the NPS for a trail/bug update. He said the mosquitoes are terrible in the UP this year, the worst they've seen in a long time. He also said the stables flies are starting to come out and ticks are typical.

We're going to try permethrin this year on our clothes to help with the stable flies. Last year we had one day they were so bad we almost hiked out.

I've heard Porcupine Mountains are a great option as well.

u/billblack77 · 5 pointsr/Hunting

Sawyer Products SP657 Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce (Spray Bottle Color May Vary)

u/Fritzzzz · 4 pointsr/Hunting

  • deet around ankles / waist / neckline

    I'd suggest getting the above stuff first, if you think it's OK and works for you -- you can order the chemical yourself and dilute it yourself.
u/MiataCory · 4 pointsr/backpacking

And by bugs, here's what you'll want:

Head net and a large-brimmed hat. This keeps them out of your face. You'll look a bit dorky, but it's well worth it for the lack of swatting.

Permetherin. You treat all your fabric with it. Pants, shirt, socks, tent, errything. It'll keep the ticks away too (which are super bad this year). Keep away from pets when applying, but it's pet-safe when dry.

Deet. Because hands/arms are still very annoying targets for skeeters. 2oz size because every ounce counts.

So, with the head net, hat, and deet on you, you've added ~5oz of weight, and probably $30 (because hats are expensive). The permetherin doesn't need to be carried with you (it's apply-before-hand stuff, good for a couple weeks).

But again, a bug-free trip when everyone else is swatting skeeters and flicking ticks every 20 feet is well worth the size/weight/cost.

u/SonicPhoenix · 3 pointsr/Albany

We spray our yard every year with a cedar oil based product that works fairly well but would pull 2-3 ticks of each child every year, mostly after walking around parks like Five Rivers. Last year I never got around to spraying the yard but we used this on shoes and pants:

I know it's anecdotal, and only one data point at that, but we had no ticks last year and I was told it was a bad year for ticks.

One note, this stuff is for clothes only and needs to be reapplied after 6-8 washings. Do not apply it to skin - it might not be harmful but your skin will breakdown the active ingredient and quickly render it ineffective.

u/hotspotbirding · 3 pointsr/Hammocks

There is a 20$ special on for a double hammock every now and then.

This is permethrin (it keeps bugs away equal to 100% deet, fabric only)

Suspension system is how you hang your hammock. Here's a video

good luck

u/cpverne · 3 pointsr/Hammocks
u/Eeyor1982 · 3 pointsr/Ultralight
u/fathergoat_adventure · 3 pointsr/AppalachianTrail

Great point. I remember my first few nights out solo (not a thru hike, just backpacking) and I was all concerned with what I'd do if I ran into a large animal.

Then I realized you almost never hear of anyone having any serious encounters with large animals. However, it's fairly common to hear of people dealing with ticks. Lyme is nothing to take lightly. If not treated early and properly it will send your life down a completely different tangent.

Yes, definitely Permethrin. We douse all of our gear in it usually 2-3 times per season (Maine doesn't have very long summers). You can buy it at WalMart or on Amazon.

SectionHiker recently did an article about using stronger industrial type permethrin (rather than Sawyer branded) to soak your clothing. Good article and goes into the safety of working with the substance.

Permethrin is great. Highly recommend it and thanks for bring it up.

u/spiceydog · 2 pointsr/homeowners

Ticks are just naturally very bad in early spring when they emerge, and I'll grant you it's disturbing to find them crawling on your couch, on your person or, god forbid, even while you're in bed (that never gets old), but we've gotten used to that and many other things, in our 30+ years in the country. They're in the tall grass and catch you and your dogs as you go past. You can't mow it all if you want woodlands and you have dogs. They don't attach straight away, they walk around quite a bit before then, so usually they can be caught and disposed of.

We use this topical on our dogs once a month, and apply a permethrin spray to our boots and lower jean legs. Permethrin bonds to fabric, so you get several washes out of them before you have to re-apply. DON'T SPRAY PERMETHRIN ON YOUR SKIN OR ON YOUR PETS. You can also just spray regular Off or something on your jeans and shoes as well for the time you're outside.

u/WhatAFox · 2 pointsr/FrugalFemaleFashion

ExOfficio and Duluth Trading Company make some great long-sleeved items that are good and some are specific to repelling bugs and mosquitos. Also, I second dousing your clothes in permethrin. I got this and it works great.

u/moogatronic · 2 pointsr/BackpackingDogs

Oh man, it's a life changer:

You treat your clothes, treatment lasts for about 6 weeks. You become pretty much tick proof if you treat your shoes, socks, and pants + a hat.

You can buy more concentrated Permethrin and "make your own" 0.5% solution, google is your friend for that.

FWIW, my pup is on Bravecto, and ticks still bite her, but supposedly they can't transmit disease immediately.

u/mister_self_destruct · 2 pointsr/Hunting

We don't have seed ticks in my neck of the woods, just wood and deer ticks, but Permethrin is the best tick repellent I've ever come across. I treated my clothes this spring before turkey season and never found a single tick on me after sitting in the woods for 3 days.

My buddy came out to hunt with me one afternoon in untreated clothes and after sitting for about an hour he pulled at least a half dozen ticks off of himself.

u/polidox1 · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Or you can spray your clothes with Permethrin and not worry about harmful chemicals on your skin or damaging your camping/hiking equipment (DEET is bad for nylon for example, it dissolves the fibers).

u/abrahamdrinkinn · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Was in the Big Horn Mountains a couple of weeks ago. I had treated my clothing with Permethrin and put Picaridin on my skin. There were clouds of mosquitoes above me, but I didn't get bitten once while others in my group were getting bitten through clothes while wearing DEET.

u/zerostyle · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

A few items that look heavy:

  • compressible pillow @ 9oz is super heavy, but if it's the only thing that will help you sleep that's ok (-6oz for inflatable)
  • could use a BRS stove that's lighter, but the pocket rocket is fine (-2oz)
  • could go to a smaller power bank (6700mAh around 4oz) to save 2oz or so

    Also, as I reiterate to everyone, lyme disease is VERY rampant in the northeast. Don't by shy about packing more DEET or picaridin. Soak all of your clothes in permethrin before the trip, particularly socks.
u/bexcellent101 · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Do you mean long pants that come in petite sizes? Prana does their Halle Pant in a 30" inseam. I treat mine with permethrin to make them bugproof

u/LithiumGrease · 2 pointsr/algonquinpark

Others have mentioned Jeffs map, it is awesome especially for planning, though I found it less useful on the trip. I brought my copy with me, though I never used it while I was on the trip, I found it to be wayyy too big. I printed a much smaller section of it and laminated it, and I found that to be the perfect map, much smaller and easier to handle than Jeffs but still waterproof/tearproof.

As for your route, as others mentioned it sounds like a lot of time portaging through the woods, as long as you are Ok with that it should be OK, but the poorly maintained trails can be a bit tricky to pass. The portages are usually labeled with yellow signs, the campsites with orange signs, though on my trip there were some portages with no signs and we had to pretty much guess we were on the right trail.

I would also highly recommend 40% DEET bug spray, a bug jacket/net, and if you can, treat your clothes with permethrin before you go! It seems permethrin is a little hard to find in Canada but if you can get it do it (it is available at Walmart in the US and of course online).

There were millions of mosquitoes on my July 8-13 trip, but they visibly were repeled by the permethrin treated clothing. At times I was sitting in the woods surrounded by dozens of mosquitoes, none of which would get close to the clothing, it was quite amazing actually. When I would change into my non treated clothing I was getting bit through it.

The treated clothing worked so well that no joke the mosquitoes were probably one of my favorite parts. There were so many of them you could hear the slight buzzing of millions of mosquito wings echoing across the lakes in the evening. Seriously my fondest memory of the trip was sitting at our island campsite watching the sunset, listening to the slight buzzing sound of millions of mosquitoes.

As for campsites you really should try to stick to the lakes you have permits for, I am not sure of the penalty, but as you mentioned its the busy season so the spot you stay at, even if empty when you get there, is probably going to be taken by someone who does have a permit, which could cause some issues.

I personally found it best to get an exposed campsite, usually I do not like these, but with all the bugs being exposed and having a breeze helped keep them at bay.

Try to do the portages in one trip (ie carry the canoe and your backpack in one trip, taking as many breaks as necessary), this limits how much walking you do overall.

u/GhostOfTheNet · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You need this bug repellent for the bug war! Enjoy your vacation!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

If you plan to have them sleep in the kennel at night instead of in the tent like some are suggesting, you might consider getting a sheet or blanket and spraying it with Permethrin and draping it over the kennel at night. Permethrin kills bugs when they land on fabric that has been treated with it. It is commonly recommended for people making a trip to the Amazon to prevent mosquito bites. The bugs land on the treated fabric and literally drop dead. But it's safe for humans to wear clothing that's been treated with the product, and it will keep its effectiveness even after about 6 washes.

Obviously, if you do this, make sure the pups can't get to the fabric with their mouths through holes in the kennel, and give them proper ventilation still. But it could help keep tics and mosquitos away.

u/FZKilla · 1 pointr/Nepal

Look for your local travel clinic online and go there at least a month before your trip. Get any immunizations they recommend. Then buy this on amazon.

One bottle was more than enough for my family of 4. Lay all your clothes out flat in a well ventilated area and spray them all and let them dry.

Also buy Vitamin B1 100mg tablets and take one every day in the month leading up to your trip and while you are there.

My family was in Latupur, Godavari for 5 weeks and were fine. 🙂

I’d also recommend this. It’s a great water filter bottle.

Don’t eat any fresh fruit as it may have been unknowingly washed in unpure water. Any cooked foods and tea are cool. Try momo!!

Have a great trip! It will change your life.

u/wendybirds · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

cute/favorite pair of worn sneakers, some long pants (linen if it's gonna be too hot for you to stand cotton), lots of anti-mosquito/tick repellent stuff. maybe a cute scarf/bandanna to tie around your neck for that camper lewk?

i have no idea what you guys are doing, but frankly even if you're doing a fancy B&B hotel thing and staying in town all weekend, i am very very paranoid about ticks now and am adamant everyone be adequately prepared!!!!

u/wabuson · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Couple that with some Permethrin on your cloths and gear and you're set.

u/ryanmercer · 1 pointr/latterdaysaints

Yeah, you don't want to mess around with ticks.

This for your backpack

This is my go-to for my person

Try to keep the body spray off of your watch face and glasses if you wear them. Some glass/crystal/screens can 'fog' and be permanently damaged by these kind of products, same goes for stuff like OFF. I prefer Repel myself, anecdotally it seems to work better.

u/booksworm · 1 pointr/travel

You can also get Permethrin spray to apply to your garments directly, if you don't want to buy more clothes. More info here. You can purchase the spray from Amazon, REI, LL Bean (in-store) or any other retailer specialised in outdoors equipment.

u/Y0STER · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Don't worry about different gear you didn't use. Eventually you might want to go on trips in different environments when that axe, tent pegs, and wood stove will become very useful. I have a little portable stove for wood and one for gas also. If you don't mind sprays, I would recommend Permethrin spray. It is good for ticks, chiggers, mites and mosquitoes and last up to 6 weeks so you don't have to waste money and burn your clothes and gear in the future.

Edit: Keep away from cats with the spray. Read the reviews.

u/tortugaborracho · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I registered for a bunch of gear when I got married, and it was a fantastic decision.

Where are you planning to register?

There are lots of decent items on Amazon, but there's a whole lotta crap on there, too. I got this little coffee filter from someone off our registry and it's probably in the top 5 pieces of gear I most value.

You may want to try to pick stuff that can double up, like a backpacking chair like this if you're not real concerned about weight. I got one similar, and while I haven't actually taken it backpacking, it stays in my truck and has come quite in handy.

Second for a good knife. I'm a big fan of any Columbia River Knife and Tool blades. My EDC is this guy but there are a lot of CRKT options on there.

Also, a small folding saw like this one is worth a little extra weight in my opinion. I have this same one and use it both when working on my property or out on the trail. I even carry it with me when I'm canoeing because it's just so dang handy.

Stuff like Permethrin spray, or seam sealer is also a good idea. It's cheap, which means folks will buy it for ya, and it's usable no matter what other gear you end up with.

u/gooberlx · 1 pointr/coloradohikers

Pants, long sleeves, hat, as mentioned.

Douse your clothes and gear in permethrin and let it dry out. Should last through a few to several washes. Be careful around cats if you have any.

Also, which Deep Woods Off were you using? The Repellent I has like 98% DEET (which should last longer, but isn't necessarily more effective), but the others are like 25% or 30% (maximum effectiveness). You can also try picaridin, which doesn't melt plastic/synthetic gear and clothes.

u/Suspendedskinnykid · 1 pointr/Hammocks

Just put permethrin on it, it's what "insect shield" is. link

u/sesinep · 1 pointr/camping

+1. Used that lotion + this for my clothes.

u/daveed2001 · 1 pointr/WildernessBackpacking

Sawyer makes a good Permethrin spray treat.

Sawyer Premium Odorless Permethrin Insect Repellent Trigger Spray, 24-Ounce

u/Stalkercoffee · 1 pointr/running

I would imagine depending on the distance most things arent going to last long enough. You could buy some permetherin to treat your clothes. Maybe buy a bugnet for your face? Maybe ask over in /r/trailrunning ?

u/Gscrod · 1 pointr/Fishing

If you read the description of the shirt, it includes the phrase "treated with Insect Shield, an odorless invisible Insect repellent formulated with permethrin". It says it is formulated to last 70 wash cycles. alternatively, you could treat clothing of your choice for 6 wash cycles and save some money by using this product:

u/000011111111 · 0 pointsr/Ultralight

> 2L CNOC Vecto

I treat all my gear - clothing included with Permethrin it kills ticks on contact. I live in the south bay and backpack Henry Coe often.