How To Soak Your Clothing To Control Ticks & Mosquitoes With Permethrin

Of course this is all just in our opinion since Health Canada has restricted Permethrin use as a repellent on clothing, although it is highly recommended around the World as such, and contradictory to the Canada laws it is also promoted even within their own departments as a tool against preventing Lyme disease.

“Permethrin is known to repel and kill a variety of arthropod or insects and permethrin would be a [welcome] addition to the tool box for repelling ticks,” said Robbin Lindsay with the Public Health Agency of Canada in a written statement to CBC News.

To control SPIDERS, TICKS, BED BUGS, Mosquitoes and many insect pests around and inside homes, apartments, cottages and camps. This product contains 1.25% Permethrin (click here), a broad-spectrum synthetic Pyrethroid insecticide. Low-toxicity to humans when dry. Do not spray on bare skin. The purpose of this blog is to show you how to use Permethrin to treat your clothing and gear using the instructions below (!!!DO NOT USE AROUND CATS or FISH – it’s highly toxic to them in liquid form!!!) . Controls spiders and insects on contact or by ingestion.

Hard to find in Canada…Permethrin is amazing and works! Used by the Canadian Army to control and KILL Mites, Ticks and repel Mosquitoes when in the deep bush. This is not a just a repellent it’s a pesticide for most creepy crawlers. With the tick population and Lyme Disease growing in Canada, this is a proven preventative.

Protect gardens, trees, houses and buildings, apartments. Control any kind of crawling insects. Kills them dead! Watch the youtube videos on Permethrin (hyperlink provided at bottom of blog)

Providing a fantastic odorless barrier of protection, you can also use it on your outdoor gear. This will also helps reduce the mosquito population in your camp and prevents ticks from hitch-hiking on your gear and attaching to you later. You can watch mosquitoes fly around you but they won’t want to land on your treated clothing.

Dilute 1 bottle of this concentrate into 750ml of water to create 1.25L of spray at 0.5% permethrin (formula for diluting concentrates): use this 0.5% mixture for spraying or soaking clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear. Permethrin is more than just an insect repellent — it actually kills ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers and more than 55 other kinds of insects. Permethrin is also effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus.

Spray your equipment, tents and the surrounding ground, but not the interior, the outer barrier will be enough to kill and keep pest away. For clothes its found best to soak or bathe your clothes, socks and hunting bags you plan to camp or hunt with (not your towels and underwear, the outer barrier will be enough). After soaking clothing for 4-6hrs, let hang until completely dry before wearing or rewashing (clothing can be starchy before 1st regular wash). Permethrin behaves like a dye in the fibers of your clothing. Don’t worry about sweating or getting your clothing wet, the effects will lasts for up to 6 weeks or 6 washing’s (whatever comes first).

It has a 4 to 6 year shelf-life as long as it is not stored in extremely warm temperature and does not freeze

Want to know more about Permethrin?
Tick Encounter Resource Center – Permethrin Video
Tick Encounter Resource Center – Permethrin Fact Sheet
National Pesticide Information Center – Fact Sheet


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