Thanks for sharing. Confirms what people on this site knew already. What do people think of the .5% concentration. Thought that was a little light as I use 1.5-2%. Am I doing it wrong?
I just thought it was interesting since everyone here already recommends doing this. Now science agrees. Figured it would help out some of the people that ask about ticks.
I hunt on Long Island NY , my spot is a ground blind against a fallen tree. I think we have the highest concentrations of ticks seen anywhere. But I have been using Sawyers permethrin clothes treatment for almond 10 yrs and it is amazing how much it works. I literally have to walk through a grass field to get to spot (would be covered in ticks). Stuff works great. $10 bottle for whole season. Just follow directions Do not get on your skin! This Turkey season, it was raining the night before and got humid in morning had a massive swarm of mosquitoes attack me but about 1 minute layer they all disappeared. Again probably the most important thing to a heathy and happy huntI mix my own and have used it for the last couple of years, this year I have sat on or close to the ground in the woods in central pa. for 13 days and have been tick free. I spray my cloths and boots a week before the turkey season and mist every few days there after.
This goes a long way to explaining why permethrin impregnated clothing is banned in Canada. Because it makes too much sense and it works.
Why has the government banned this? Explanation? None offered. But interesting to note that that same government provides permethrin treated clothing to Canadian Armed Forces.
People who have no knowledge of how government works would never believe stuff like this. So thanks for posting.I used to work for DND, Health Canada and Public Works. I have a great story on permethrin.
Story starts at PWGSC where the Pesticide Management Review Agency (health Canada arm) gives special permission for our troops to use permethrin pouches to treat uniforms (overseas use only). A year later I'm working for DND and tasked with finding a way to get permethrin out of uniforms returning to the country. Heaven forbid that our troops be exposed to what they were ordered to wear outside Canada. The whole fiasco just confirms that government policy never gets changed once implemented and only gets worse, case in point the bogus lead shot ban for waterfowl and soon to be lead ammo and fishing talk ban. Where is the eyeball icon
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People who have no knowledge of how government works would never believe stuff like this. So thanks for posting.
I saw an article recently in the Globe which suggested that Lime disease would spread in many parts of Canada as a result of climate change. I can only hope that at some point, regulators decide that Canadians are no more sensitive than Americans, and no more sensitive in Canada than outside Canada, and allow us to use one of the best tools available to protect ourselves.
I get around the problem easily - my kids live in the US and I use them as trans-shipment points for contraband clothing and permethrin. But not everyone has that option.
If only government would get out of the way . . .
I recently came back from my first safari. A couple of months before I left I went to a travel clinic at the the advice of my Dr. They recommended I treat my clothes with permethrin. I was told it would keep insects, like misquotes away. While I was hunting the PH and tracker were constantly finding ticks on them. I found very few ticks on me. The PHs and hunters complained about ticks. I wondered if it was keeping them at bay. I didn’t know until I got home that it worked on ticks. I don’t think I saw a misqoito until I got back to Florida.