The popularity of mosquito repellent for clothing comes from the fact that it is effective without the need for constant reapplication, and it does not come into direct contact with the skin. Furthermore, when traveling, you do not have to carry it along with you. All you need to do is spray all your clothes ahead of time, and this will be enough to keep mosquitoes and other insects at bay for some time. Here will go over information about clothing mosquito repellent, ingredients, and reviews.
Normal repellents need constant reapplication while mosquito repellent for clothing lasts for a long time and survives several washes. The repellent does not come into contact with skin; people with sensitive skin can also use it. Some normal mosquito repellents are alcohol based. Once the alcohol evaporates, they lose their effectiveness. These repellents do not easily evaporate.
Permethrin is a common active ingredient found in these types of repellents. This ingredient is non-toxic to human beings. Permethrin based mosquito repellents are registered with EPA and they are good for use on clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear. Permethrin is effective both as an insecticide and as a repellent. Clothes that have been treated with Permethrin repel not only mosquitoes but also ticks and other arthropods. Permethrin works by bonding to the fibers of the clothing. When a mosquito or other insect comes into contact with the clothing, it is repelled. Permethrin breaks down when exposed to air and direct sunlight. Storing clothing in a black plastic bag could extend its time of effectiveness.
Permanone is another active ingredient that is used in garment repellents. It is odorless and offers about 2 weeks of treatment to clothing, even after several washes. Just as with Permethrin, Permanone also binds to the fabric and repels any mosquitoes that come close.
Sawyer makes a permethrin clothing insect repellent that is an odorless spray, which is as effective as 100% DEET. It is gentle on clothes and lasts up to 6 weeks and up to 6 washings. With this product, a little goes a long way. For example, 24 ounce capacity treats up to 4 complete outfits. Its active ingredient is Permethrin. Permethrin binds to the fabric without coming into contact with the skin.
3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent Clothing & Gear. This clothing repellent repels not only mosquitoes, but also ticks, flies, chiggers, gnats, and fleas. This repellent lasts up to 6 weeks even when clothes are washed. It is also splash and sweat resistant. It is odorless after application and will not stain or damage clothing. It has, on many occasions, been rated as a top insect repellent by independent testing labs. Ultrathon uses the time release technology to provide a longer lasting repellent.
Repel Mosquito Stop Clothing & Gear. Repel is an odorless mosquito repellent for clothes, shoes, and outdoor tents. It is easy to use as you only need to spray onto the item and let it dry. The active ingredient in this product is Permanone, which provides up to two weeks of protection even after several washes. It repels both ticks and mosquitoes.
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