Zika Virus Insect Repellents

Sawyer's Entire Line

Sawyer’s Entire Line of Insect Repellents has been tested against and are effective on the Aedes Aegypti species which transmits the Zika Virus, Yellow Fever, and Dengue Fever.

Proven Effective

Picaridin

Our “Fisherman’s Formula” Picaridin is derived from Piperine in pepper plants. This synthetic replica of a natural solution has proved to be a very effective formula on mosquitoes, ticks, and flies while still being family friendly, gear safe, and very comfortable to wear on your skin.

Permethrin

Our Odorless Permethrin is a synthetic version of the Chrysanthemum flower’s natural insect repellent and is designed for use on clothing and gear which lasts for 6 weeks or 6 washings, making it one of the most versatile and easiest ways to maximize your protection from Lyme Disease and the Zika Virus.

Permethrin & Picaridin

The CDC recommends the use of permethrin on your clothes in addition to a topical repellent. Sawyer’s permethrin spray is odorless and the longest lasting formula on the market, lasting through six washing or six weeks of outdoor exposure. It can be used to treat clothing, gear, shoes, tents, picnic clothes, and a variety of other fabrics.

 
 
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FAQs

  • Q: ViewIs Picaridin safe for pregnant women and children?

    Yes. Picaridin is a fantastic topical insect repellent for the whole family and considered to be the repellent of first choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine and Travel for travelers six months to 12 years of age.

    Learn more about Picaridin in this pdf.

  • Q: ViewIs Picaridin just as effective as DEET?

    Picaridin is perfect balance of efficacy, safety and user-friendliness. It repels a wide variety of pests including mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, sand flies, gnats, chiggers, and midges. It is the longest lasting repellent with up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks and up to 8 hours against a variety of flies, chiggers and gnats. It’s non-greasy, has a pleasant low odor and won’t damage plastics of synthetic coatings. All these factors combined makes Picaridin the optimal topical repellent for the entire family.

    Check out the data for yourself: Picaridin Research

  • Q: ViewWill 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.

  • Q: ViewHow long does Permethrin last?

    At the concentration level delivered in the aerosol, non-aerosol pump sprays and soak systems (all at 0.5% 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.

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  • Amazon
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Dick’s
  • Field and Stream
  • REI Co-Op
  • Target
  • Walmart

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