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Sawyer Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray

Sawyer Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent Trigger Spray List price: $17.99
Brand: Sawyer Products
Model: SP657-1

As a treatment for clothing, Sawyer Permethrin clothing insect repellent does not harm fabrics and is odorless after dried. Use Permethrin on clothing by itself or with skin-applied repellents to create the ultimate protective, armor-like insect barrier. Permethrin-treatments on clothing are non-toxic to humans and are registered for use by the U.S. EPA.

The active ingredient, Permethrin, is a synthetic molecule similar to those found in natural pyrethrum, which is taken from the chrysanthemum flower. Not only does this product repel insects, but will actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites and more than 55 other kinds of insects.

Sawyer Permethrin insect repellents are for use with clothing, tents, and other gear. During the drying process, it tightly bonds with the fibers of the treated garment. It will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your outdoor gear.

Permethrin is a contact insecticide. It kills ticks or other insects when it comes in contact with them. It uses the same active ingredient used in hair shampoos for head lice. When applied to clothing, the Permethrin binds to the fabric eliminating the risk of over-exposure to the skin. As a clothing, tent, chairs, or sleeping bag application, Permethrin is very effective at keeping ticks from attaching to you and at reducing the mosquito population in your camping area. While ticks usually find you at the ankle level (be sure to treat the socks and pants) they can also climb bushes and find you at a higher level so be sure to treat your shirt as well if you are around bushes and concerned about ticks.

Permethrin is also an effective repellent against mosquitoes and flies and can be used in conjunction with a skin based repellent. Permethrin can be used as the primary repellent if the exposed skin area (gaps in the treated clothing) is not too large. By storing the treated clothing in black plastic bags between uses the protection can be extended considerably.

Sweating and exposure to water do not significantly deteriorate the application. It is primarily the agitation of a washing machine, which deteriorates the Permethrin application as it knocks the molecules loose from the fabric. For best results, Sawyer recommends hand washing and air-drying. When using a conventional washer and dryer, use the gentle wash and dry cycles. Loss due to the dryer is limited compared to the detergent and washer agitation. Dry cleaning removes the Permethrin from the fabric.

Permethrin can last up to six weeks including through six weekly washings. All treatments are non-staining and not greasy. Always follow the directions for use on the package label.



Application Recommendations

When treating clothing, Sawyer recommends 3 ounces of formula per garment. It does not matter whether the garment is a size small or extra large; you are seeking the molecules in 3 ounces of the formula to protect you.

If you are treating your socks, they count in the overall application as well and the formula used is part of the 6 ounces needed to treat an outfit.

Applying less than 3 ounces per garment will lead to unsatisfactory results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Permethrin safely?
Permethrin is to be applied to clothing and material. It works by bonding to the fibers. When a tick or other insect comes into contact with the Permethrin it absorbs a dose that will either repel or kill the insect. You apply Permethrin until the fabric is damp and then allow it to dry. Permethrin is easy to use and the resulting layer of protection is very important to your safety from insect-borne diseases.

Is Permethrin dangerous to my 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.

Can I use Permethrin on my cat or dog?
Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Treatments are registered with the US EPA for use on outer clothing and personal gear items, such as sleeping bags, tents and netting. There are other Permethrin formulations registered for use on cats and dogs. Be sure to read the product label to ensure the product can be used on pets. Do not expose cats to wet Permethrin as it affects their central nervous system. This is not true with dogs, horses, or cows. Cats can be around Permethrin treated fabrics once the application has dried.

How long does Permethrin last?
At the concentration level delivered in the aerosol, non-aerosol pump sprays and soak systems (all at 0.5 percent Permethrin), an application lasts for six weeks and through six washings. Permethrin breaks down through exposure to air (oxygen) and sunlight (ultraviolet light). If you store the clothes in black plastic bags between uses, you can extend the time of effectiveness; however, always retreat after the sixth laundering. Permethrin may also be used on sleeping bags, tents and nettings.

Does Permethrin work against mosquitoes?

Yes. Permethrin clothing treatments, when applied following Directions for Use, have been determined to have "spatial repellency" against mosquitoes. This means that mosquitoes will swarm around you, but not light on your treated clothing and bite.

Also use an EPA registered repellent, such as the Sawyer microencapsulated Controlled Release 20 percent DEET, on all exposed skin for further protection from biting and blood sucking mosquitoes. The combination of Permethrin on clothing and DEET repellent on skin forms an "Insect Repellent System." When used as directed on the EPA registered labels, the Insect Repellent System will provide the best protection from biting, blood sucking and disease carrying insects. A well known study conducted by Tom Lillie, Carl Schreck and A. J. Rahe in Alaska in 1987, showed 99.9 percent effectiveness against mosquitoes biting at a rate of more than 1,100/hr. This protection is far greater than either a DEET-based insect repellent or Permethrin can achieve alone.

Will Permethrin ruin my clothes or equipment?

No. Permethrin will not damage clothes or equipment. Unlike DEET, which may harm some fabrics and materials, Permethrin is compatible for use even on fragile fabrics such as silk, plus all synthetics and waterproof membrane fabrics. Permethrin will not affect plastics or finishes.

If in doubt, try a sample on an obscure surface area, especially on delicates and check it after 24 hours of exposure. Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent is odorless, non-greasy and non-staining after it dries. Permethrin can be harmful to aquatic creatures such as fish, so do not spray Permethrin around fish aquariums.


  • Odorless lotion
  • As effective as 100% DEET
  • Does not harm fabrics and finishes
  • Lasts up to 6 weeks or up to 6 washings
  • 24 ounce capacity treats up to 4 complete outfits

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Nature's Wisdom Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth 1 lb.

Nature's Wisdom Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth 1 lb. Lowest new price: $10.97
Brand: Nature's Wisdom
Model: NW020

Natures Wisdom Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is totally organic and safe. It contains less than 1% percent of crystalline silica. Some uses include: household pets, gardens, flower beds, field crops, grain storage, and livestock feeding. Diatomaceous Earth is Mother Nature's product with no harm to the environment, pets or to people. Diatomaceous Earth is not an earth, it is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one celled plants called DIATOMS. DE kills by physical action, not chemical, by puncturing the insects exoskeleton and absorbing its body fluids, thus posing no harm to warm-blooded life. Moreover, on any surface, these natural pesticide products have a remarkable repellency factor. As long as it is present, insects tend to stay away, making a serious infestation unlikely. Also, the more it is used, the more an environment is created that tends to make insects feel unwelcome. Out of 600 deposits in the US only 4 are considered "food grade" by the FDA standards. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.**When purchasing make sure you are selecting AG Organics as the seller to receive the NATURES WISDOM BRAND. Other sellers have tagged on to our product page claiming to sell our brand. Fact is AG Organics is the EXCLUSIVE distributor of the Natures Wisdom Brand. Other sellers tag on to our pages and claim to sell our brand, clearly misrepresenting the product. If you order from a seller other than AG Organics you will be disappointed. We are working with Amazon to resolve this issue. Read the customer reviews on all our pages and AG Organics Feedback page and make an educated decision. We trust you will make the right decision and appreciate your business.


  • 100% Food Grade DE, D E
  • A Staple of Organic Gardening
  • Home: Organic Insect Killer
  • Pets: Flea, Tick, and Lice Control
  • Exclusively sold BY AG Organics and Fullfilled by Amazon

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Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent Pump

Brand: Repel
Model: 94107-PARENT

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Pen Size Pump , .475-ounce - 94107


  • Contains oil of lemon eucalyptus - the only plant-based ingredient recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Repels mosquitoes and deer ticks for up to 6-hour
  • New cool, refreshing scent

Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellent, 12oz

Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellent, 12oz Lowest new price: $4.99
List price: $6.95
Brand: Kiwi
Model: 218-000

Now just because we’ve changed our look that doesn’t mean that we’ve changed our great original formula.KIWI Camp Dry still contains a silicone content which bonds to materials to create an extremely tough water barrier, ensuring the greatest water protection. Bottom line - we’ve got you covered. And hey if that’s not enough, with our new dispenser it’s easier then ever to protect your boots, tents, tarps, sleeping bags, backpacks, hunting and any other rugged outdoor camping gear.


  • Kiwi Camp Dry, Heavy Duty Water Repellent, 12oz

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Repel 6-Ounce Sportsmen Max Insect Repellent 40-Percent DEET Pump Spray

Brand: Repel
Model: 94101-PARENT

Repel Sportsmen Max Pump 40-percent DEET, 6-ounce - 94101


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  • 8-Hour protection formula
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Bed Bug Spray Kills Bed Bugs, Lice, Mites and Other Insects

Brand: Dead Bed Bugs

Dead Bed Bugs Contact Killing Spray effectively kills Bed Bugs and Eggs ON CONTACT! Unlike other pesticide options that are potentially toxic to your family and the environment, Dead Bed Bugs Contact Killing Spray is eco-friendly and does not include harsh pesticides or carcinogens, such as permethrins and pyrethrins. Simply spray directly on infested areas and your Bed Bugs will be Dead Bed Bugs! The fresh Peppermint-scented spray kills all stages of the Bed Bug life cycle - from eggs to adults and helps you relax to get a good nights sleep! The organic ingredients are so safe and effective that you can sleep on your bed the very same night you treat. It! When used with the All Stop Dead Bed Bugs Room Kits, It is part of the most complete Bed Bug solution available.


  • EPA (Minimum risk Pesticide 25b Exempt) - Safe, Organic, Eco Friendly Ingredients for Killing Bed Bugs, Mites, Lice and other Insects
  • Used by Pest Control Professionals, Home Owners, Hotels, Nursing homes to effectively kill bed bugs, mites, lice on contact. Continues Killing.
  • Pesticide Free - Formulated to Kill Bed bugs, the Eggs and Larvae Safely and Quickly. For Use Indoors & Outdoors
  • Pleasant Peppermint Smell - Kills Chemical Resistant Bugs also
  • 100% Natural - Safe around small children, pets, the elderly and places where people sleep, live and work.

Scotchgard Outdoor Water Shield, 10.5-Ounce

Scotchgard Outdoor Water Shield, 10.5-Ounce Lowest new price: $4.97
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Brand: Scotchgard
Model: 5019-6

"SCOTCHGUARD" OUTDOOR FABRIC WATER SHIELD 10.5 oz. One coat coverage. Repels moisture, rain and snow. Maintains fabric breathability. Creates durable water barrier, keeping clothing and gear dry longer. Dries quickly. Use on rain gear, canvas, tarps, tents, patio furniture, umbrellas and hunting clothing.


  • One coat coverage
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  • Repels moisture during use and in storage
  • Creates a durable water barrier that keeps clothing and gear drier longer
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BORIC ACID POWDER HUMCO 6 OZ [Health and Beauty]

BORIC ACID POWDER HUMCO 6 OZ [Health and Beauty] Lowest new price: $5.98

Humco Boric Acid Powder NF

Boric acid powder.

FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE: If on skin: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing. Launder contaminated clothing before reuse. If in eyes: Flush with large amounts of water, lifting upper and lower lids occasionally. Get medical attention. If swallowed: Immediately drink two glasses of water and induce vomiting by either giving Ipecac Syrup or by placing finger at back of throat. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention. If inhaled: Remove to fresh air. Consult physician if irritation occurs.

Not intended for internal use. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. If emergency assistance is not available, see first aid instructions.


  • Many household uses
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Spend time outdoors bug-free the natural way with Amazon Lights Incense Sticks. Using a highly concentrated mixture of citronella, Andiroba, rosemary, and thyme, Amazon Lights Incense Sticks protect your patio and garden from pesky bugs, gnats, and mosquitoes, with a fresh, environmentally-safe scent. Each Incense Stick has up to 2.5 hours of bug-free, enjoyable burn time and contains 10% essential oils for an aromatic scent. Amazon Lights products are all part of a Fair Trade Community in the Brazilian Amazon, which has used the main ingredient Andiroba in their daily lives since the beginning of time. Andiroba works as an amazing natural bug repellent because it causes insects to lose their appetite, and in return, they do not bite. Because Andiroba is not an insecticide, insects do not die and the food chain is not harmed or disrupted. This set comes with 12 Incense Sticks, each with a burn-time of 2.5 hours, making them the perfect option for large, longer outdoor gatherings and are great to have around pools, patios, and barbecues. These incense sticks are extra long for a more powerful repellant and measure just under 2 feet long. To use, simply stick directly into the ground or place in a pot filled with sand or soil.


  • All-natural, made with essential oils and Andiroba, a natural repellent.
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Model: 1002-PARENT

All Terrain Herbal Armor is a highly-effective, safe, natural, DEET-Free insect repellent that uses six natural-repelling oils at 25-Percent total concentration. A patented time-released encapsulation has been clinically proven to be 100-Percent effective for two hours and 95.8-Percent for three hours. Herbal Armor is non-irritating, allergy tested, and safe for sensitive skin. Made for active outdoor enthusiasts, Herbal Armor is sweat and water-resistant for active lifestyles. Won't damage clothing or equipment. Meets strict standards for natural ingredients.


  • Natural, DEET-Free insect repellent
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