Sawyer SP657 Permethrin Premium Insect Clothing Repellent 24-Ounce Spray review

Product Description:

This multipurpose product not only repels insects, but also makes you free of mosquitoes, mites, ticks and more than 50 other species of insects. Sawyer Permethrin Insect Clothing Repellent Spray is intended for applying on clothes instead on skin that provides your body with minimum contact with repelling chemicals. It can be used on clothing or tents, depending on your needs. One application provides protection up to 6 washings. After being sprayed on the surface, Permethrin dries, bonding with fabric fibres tightly. It has no smell when dry.

Permethrin has ‘spatial repellence’ action on mosquitoes. The insects may fly around you, but they won’t sit on your clothes or other surfaces covered with Permethrin. In such a way people are protected from bites. It is recommended to intensify protection by using EPA-licensed repellent called Sawyer Microencapsulated Controlled Release 20% DEET applying it on unprotected skin. The joint use of Permethrin and DEET-containing skin repellent creates ‘Insect Repellent System’, maximally efficient for fighting blood sucking insects. If to use it properly, according to EPA registered labels, you are able to get maximum of use from Insect Repellent System, totally protecting yourself from bites. Biting insects are dangerous not only for allergic reactions on their bites, but also for their ability to carry various diseases.

Sawyer SP657 Permethrin Premium Insect Clothing Repellent Spray review

Sawyer SP657 Permethrin Premium Insect Clothing Repellent Spray review

The effectiveness of Insect Repellent System was proved by the results of research made by Carl Schreck, Tom Lillie and A.J. Rahe in 1987 (Alaska): at the rate of 1,100/hr and more the system showed its 99.9% effectiveness. This is the best protection level ever achieved by any insect repellents or traps.

Product Features:

  • Packaging: 24 oz trigger spray
  • Bestseller on Amazon!
  • For applying on clothing, tents or other outdoor gear for repelling blood sucking insects
  • One application is enough for 6 clothing washings
  • Doesn’t smell or leave stains
  • Is not allowed for sale in Catalina Island
  • Effective against more than 50 insect species besides ticks, mites, mosquitoes.

Customer Reviews:

This thing really works fine, fighting mosquitoes and mites even in wildlife conditions. Be careful when applying it on clothes: it is very important to avoid contact with skin as well as breathing it when spraying on any surface. It has a serious toxic effect on cats. I don’t know about other animals, as I have only a cat. Be careful when using it near animals, just keep them away from this repellent. When it is dried, it’s OK, it is practically non-toxic for animals and people, however toxic enough for insects. I am fully satisfied with how it protects me from bites when I go hiking or fishing. If to use it properly, no problems may occur. (Fred Thompson)

This product is a big help for me, as I spend a lot of time in wild woods taking care of animals in reservation. It is easy to use and very convenient, as the clothes repels insects even after a few washes. I’ve tried a few repellents, and this one is 100% winner! (Martin Soul)

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Choosing an Insect Repellent, DEET-based Repellents

Off! Deep Woods for Sportsmen

Off! Deep Woods for Sportsmen

Parents usually face the problem of choosing repellents for protecting their children from insects. Another problem is when it is right to start applying insect repellents on kids.

The answer seems easy from now, when the American Academy of Pediatrics set out that it is safe to use insect repellents containing DEET on children since 2 months old.

How to Get Rid of Insect Bites

Besides insect repellents you have a lot of preventive measures for protecting children from bites. These measures can be used together with or instead of chemical repellents. They include:

  • dressing children in long-sleeve clothes of thin materials, avoiding bright colours in clothing;
  • during the risky periods of day encourage your children to wear shoes with socks, and not sandals – this helps to protect feet;
  • in the period from evening till dawn avoid your children to stay outdoors – at this time mosquitoes are the most active;
  • don’t use aromatic soaps and other cosmetics that may attract insects;
  • use a bug screen when walking with your baby in buggy;
  • use measures for controlling biting insects in the places where you kinds usually play.

Of course it can be a problem to make children wear long-sleeve clothes during warm seasons due to heat, but this measure is double-protective – it preserves a kid from harmful sunbeams and insects. Use clothes of thin fabrics to minimize heat.

DEET-based Repellents

The most of specialists consider insect DEET repellents as the most effective protection from biting insects. However, sometimes it can be difficult to choose the right repellent among available offers.

For choosing the right one take a look at DEET concentration in different repelling preparations. For instance, OFF! Skintastic Family contains minimum of DEET – only 4.75%.

Repellent Towelettes contains 5.6% DEET. OFF! FamilyCare series has 5,7 and 15% DEET concentration packages. OFF! FamilyCare Insect.

Cutter All Family Mosquito Insect Repellent contains 7% DEET. A little higher concentration (7.15%) of DEET has Cutter All Family Mosquito Wipes. The biggest concentration of DEET have OFF! Deep Woods and Off! Deep Woods for Sportsmen (25% and 95% respectively).

Mention that higher concentration of DEET doesn’t mean better effectiveness! The effect of repellents with higher content of DEET just lasts longer. According to the EPA, “there is no limitations in concentration of DEET in repelling products for children”. However this doesn’t mean that it is better to use repellents with the highest DEET concentration you can ever find.

If a child is going for a walk for about a few hours outside, repellents with up to 10% DEET content is enough for him. If a child is going to walk outside for longer time (4 – 5 hours or more), apply repellents with 20% DEET concentration or higher.

Read more about – Non DEET insect repellents.