About Permethrin

Permethrin – The New Natural, Safe and Effective Insect Repellent For Clothing and Apparel

How Permethrin Was Developed and Why It Is Used As an Insect Repellent for Clothing

Using prevention techniques, before the bite, is the key to safe and successful camping and field outings across North America and in foreign lands. Permethrin clothing applications were developed and originally introduced by Coulston Products Incorporated, in cooperation with and for use by the U. S. Military. Working with government agencies, universities and others, these repellents were developed to protect you from insect-borne diseases largely carried by a broad spectrum of biting, crawling and bloodsucking insects. Permethrin was developed from, and is the artificial analog of naturally occurring pyrethrin from flowers. Permethrin is an odorless repellent that also kills ticks and mosquitoes.

At the same time, these repellents will not interrupt your outdoor adventures from the threat nor shear nuisances of these insects. Permethrin repellents are specially formulated so not to stain or damage your clothing, other fabrics, gear and equipment, including plastics or finished surfaces. Permethrin is odorless after drying, and some formulas are odorless during spray application. One application to your outdoor clothing can last up to 6 weeks …including through weekly launderings.

These new insect repellents are designed for application to clothing and not to your skin. The active ingredient, PERMETHRIN, chemically bonds itself to the fabric fibers as a part of the drying process. The fiber bonding allows the Permethrin molecules to keep on working to defend you, even through the roughest days outdoors and with repeated washings.

Permethrin is a synthetic broad-spectrum insecticide, similar to natural pyrethrin insecticides. Permethrin is ineffective when applied to your skin, yet very durable on clothing and gear. Permethrin, a complex organic compound, when metabolized by the skin (the largest organ of the body) through a process of ester hydrolysis is broken down to amino acids (simple proteins), carbon dioxide and water.

This is the same process that digests hand and body lotions when applied to your skin.

Proven techniques to protect yourself from these insects and their common diseases are wearing long-legged trousers, bloused at the ankles and tucked into the boots or socks, long-sleeved shirt fully buttoned and tucked in, and a jacket or coat. As a safety precaution and when hiking in known high tick-incident areas, treatments with a 0.5% Permethrin spray on all surfaces of outer garments is very important. For added safety, you should always conduct a total body inspection to look for ticks, even if you have treated your clothing with Permethrin.

Buzz Off clothes that incorporate permethrin help prevent bites from potentially disease carrying ticks and mosquitoes. They also protect against other annoying biting insects such as ants, flies, chiggers, and midges or no-see-ums. Insect Repellent clothing and apparel, an exciting innovation in bug repellency and performance clothing, provides the benefits of a super-effective insect repellant bug spray or cream without having to constantly reapply and without the risks to one’s skin and the environment inherent in conventional pesticides.

With permethrin-based insect repellent clothing, you will dramatically reduce the number of insect bites from hungry mosquitoes and insects. That’s because permethrin-based insect repellent clothing, the insect repellent is IN YOUR CLOTHING, not on your skin. The permethrin insect repellent clothing,insect repellent keeps working as long as you’re wearing the insect repellent shirt, pants, hat or other garment.

Leave nothing to chance to prevent contracting any one of many common insect-borne diseases. If your outdoor experience calls for you to camp out-of-doors, in a nylon (synthetic) tent or under mosquito netting, be sure to treat bedding or tent netting, flaps and zippers with a Permethrin spray to keep flying and crawling insects away at night. You should never treat the roof of any canvas tents, so to not affect the tent cotton-duct fabric water repellency.