Anti-Tick Clothing Works Or So Science Says

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  1. Eric Anderson

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    Gee, the insecticide used by ranchers to keep insects and external parasites off there cows also works on cloths...I wonder why somebody had to do a study on top of the ones already done to prove it sticks to cows hide and hair
     
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    It's a U.S. government study funded by the taxpayers. One can draw their own conclusions.
     

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    Not treating my clothing with permethrin was the one big mistake I made before my first trip last year. While the flies/mosquitos weren't too bad, my ankles got eaten up by "pepper ticks". They still show the scars a year later. Interestingly, my gaiters appear to have worked well - I had nothing above them, only below. They are the inexpensive Boyt canvas gaiters.

    Next year, I'll be treating my gaiters, socks, shorts, shirts, and hats with the stuff well before I depart!
     

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    I buy the product at Academy and it is for clothes(yellow bottle Sawyer brand). I can not recommend any do-it-yourself ideas with chemicals like these. Think about it... get all the way to Africa and realize you gave yourself a rash in a very private spot due to over concentration! Ouch!
     
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    permethrin is permethrin, no magic in the Sawyer brand, they just dilute it and put it in a spray bottle. BTW I use old Sawyer bottles as sprayers
     
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