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Permethrin. 230

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Permethrin.
« on: March 19, 2017, 08:38:30 PM »
Picked up some to treat my hiking clothes as well as my friends sons camping gear. 



Esse Quam Videri
Full Member Posts: 133
Re: Permethrin.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 12:24:30 AM »
Good stuff. I make sure to spray my clothes and tent before camping every time. The first time I used this, we had the entire Northern California mosquito population descend on us. It was like walking through a sea of mosquitoes, there were so many of them.

When I got back home, I only had one mosquito bite--on my foot. That means i got it while I was in my tent, sleeping, because I don't wear my socks while sleeping and therefore, no permethrin to protect me.

After that, I got my dogs a permethrin-based flea medicine because I know how effective it is. Just don't go near any cats when you use the stuff because it is extremely toxic to them.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 12,416
Re: Permethrin.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 03:58:42 PM »
I am not around any cats so I'm happy I wont be harming them.  Between this and my Thermacell I think I shall be good to go.  The heavy rains we've experienced has the mosquito populations ( or so it seems ) really taken off.  My yard has experienced a heavy presence of them.  I have deet however I tend to not want to use it unless absolutely necessary.  I've also been treating my skin to Lemon/Eucalyptus oil which so far I'm pleased with.

I believe I am covered with all that I have.  Mosquitos seem to really like me which is why I am not afraid to layer on the protection.   

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Permethrin.
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 12:09:11 AM »
Treating clothing with permethrin is step one. Exposed skin should be treated with DEET 30-35% is generally sufficient or Picaridin (20%). If you are using sunscreen, put it on first and apply the insect repellant on top.

Once, after treating some clothing, I hung it under my deck to drip dry. For several weeks there were dead bugs every morning where the excessive liquid dripped and soaked the ground.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 12,416
Re: Permethrin.
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 06:35:03 AM »
Good tip on the usage of Sun Screen and skin products.  I've been happy with Lemon Eucalyptus Oil so far.  I do have deet and will use it should the L/E Oil not work any longer.

Esse Quam Videri
Jr. Member Posts: 50
Re: Permethrin.
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 05:21:46 AM »
Some folks prefer picaridin over DEET for the following reasons: it doesn't dissolve certain plastics and smells better. On the other hand DEET in some formulations lasts 12 hours while picaridin lasts about 8 hours. I've used both and find both quite effective.

Vic Ranger and original Gerber Needle-nose Multitool = EDC
Formerly, Vic Huntsman x3
Semper Versitalis

 

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