I live in Minnesota and anyone that has lived here or visited for any amount of time knows that Minnesota’s unofficial state bird is the “dreaded Mosquito”.
During the summer mosquitos are everywhere, and if you’re like me and love the outdoors, there’s no avoiding them.
I have some good news for you!
In the multitude of never ending products out there to combat the mosquito and other annoying insects, I have found one product that stands out.
One product that actually works and does a great job at doing the job of repelling bugs away from you.
Sawyer’s Permethrin Premium Clothing Insect Repellent!
For use on clothing, tents, and other gear, Sawyer Permethrin not only repels insects, they actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects.
I have personally witnessed a wood tick attempt to climb up a friend’s Permethrin treated pant leg, only to see it turn over onto it’s back and falls off dead before it got halfway to his knee. Myself having treated my hammock and bug net, watched mosquitos land on the net and die.
Sawyer’s Permethrin Insect Repellent works and works great.
I love this product!
The naturally occurring version of permethrin breaks down rather quickly in sunlight but Sawyer’s pharmaceutical grade, synthetic Permethrin can last 6 weeks or 6 washings on clothing and other fabrics, making it a fantastic odorless barrier of protection from mosquitoes and ticks.
- Some things to note about this product is that it is meant for fabrics, your clothing, tents, tarps, and other fabric type gear. I have seen it used on plastic and wood items, and it does work, but it works best in a fabric that can soak it up before it dries.
- This repellent does not work on skin. The warning labels on the cans or bottles are often misunderstood. Your skin metabolizes, or breaks down, Permethrin within fifteen minutes of contact with skin. Therefore, it is of no value to you as a personal protection insect repellent when applied to the skin. In addition, the EPA precautionary statement, “Do Not Apply to Skin” indicates that Permethrin is ineffective when applied to skin; therefore, do not apply to skin.
Sawyer’s Permethrin Premium Clothing Insect Repellent can be found at more major retailers like Walmart, REI, Target, Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and online on Amazon.