Odorless Insect Repellent for Clothing & Gear

Permethrin is as effective as 100% DEET

This fabric insect repellent can be used to treat clothing, footwear, workwear, bibs, canvas, work stations, seat covers, animal beds, hammocks, chairs, tents, and other fabrics.

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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 and cats during the application process.  Permethrin is safe around cats once it has dried.

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.

Sawyer Permethrin

6 weeks Sawyer Permethrin lasts for 6 weeks or 6 washings.
55+ Permethrin repels and kills mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and over 55 other kinds of insects.
8 A 24 ounce trigger spray Permethrin bottle will protect 8 garments.

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

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