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  • Nonaerosol pump bottle contains 12 ounces of repellent, or enough to coat two full outfits; a full outfit consists of shirt, trousers and socks
  • One treatment will last up to six washings or six weeks before clothing has to be treated again
  • Effective against ticks that carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Repellent should be applied outdoors and before clothing is worn; hang clothing, spray and let dry two hours (four hours in humid conditions)
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes

Made in USA.

Active Ingredient: Permethrin (0.5%)

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Specs

Best Use Camping
Active Ingredient(s) Permethrin (0.5%)
Effective Duration Time Up to 6 weeks or 6 washings
Weight 12 fluid ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this before visiting a friend in Ghana. I coated all my clothes before the visit, and used Deet on unprotected skin. She got eaten alive, I only had a few bites. She got Malaria. I did not. I wouldn't use this for every day bugs because of the chemicals, but it was certainly better than Malaria.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knocks back ticks! As a trail builder working in tick laden work areas, I have to say I've noticed a difference after applying this product to my clothing and gear.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a champ!! I recently went on a 44miles/5days backpack trip in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington, notorious for swarms of biting flies (pretty much 24x7) and thick cloulds of mosquitos at certain times of the day. Before leaving I treated my Sahara pants and a Sahara shirt with this product, and purchased a pre-treated head net. This stuff works like a champ, unbelievable! While others ended up donning their goretex or thick insulation even during the heat of the day, and would STILL be bitten where ever there was exposed skin or cloth thin enough to allow biting... I'd put on that outfit and - bammo! No more bugs, no more bites, no more discomfort, nothing. Well worth the money in my estimation. I took 100% DEET AND Ultrathon, and never cracked either bottle. When you're moving of course the bugs can't get you in their sights, and then when one stops they just zip on the legs (of the pants), slip on the Sahara shirt, and put on their broad-brimmed sun hat and head net and, done! No bugs!! I don't know what more I can say... It's a product that does exactly what it's advertised to do, and does it VERY well!
Date published: 2010-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than DEET! Permethrins are safer than DEET. Read the EPA and NIH datasheets. With this product the contact with your skin is even less than DEET. DEET must be applied to the skin to be effective. The permethrins are applied to your clothes and stay there. It really does work for 3-6 weeks. Although I do feel sorry for the insects that are killed by the permethrin, I would prefer not to be a host to tick-borne Lyme disease.
Date published: 2008-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap clothing treatment I usually get eaten alive by mosquitos even with 100% deet. Treated my clothing, used 100% deet on exposed skin and dramatically reduced my bites. I did not like the application procedure and it's toxicity. Also, you can only treat about 1-2 sets of clothing completely. Overall, I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Real Deal My son and I used this on our clothing on a recent trip to N. Manitou Island and were not bugged by mosquitoes at all! The "No Seeums" didn't appear to be bothered by the advance preparation however. Still, very much worth the investment!
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to protection for more than 20yrs I.ve been using Sawyers as my go to tick protection for more than 20yrs. A year in Kenya, hiking and camping in the US and Canada, it has never failed to keep the little buggers off me. The only time I've ever had a tick on me was on a Safari when I forgot to bring it. It's a great product and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps bugs off clothing! This stuff is fantastic. We were in a mosquito infested area of Mammoth Lakes and I am sooo glad I had sprayed my clothes! I only wish I had sprayed my socks, hat, and mosquito net! It really works. If you are going to a bug infested area, you are crazy if you don't use this!
Date published: 2016-07-14
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Can you spray your tent?

Asked by: Connie
Yes, this product works on tents.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19

Is this safe for toddlers clothing?

Asked by: seattlecamper
​Yes, you can use permethrin on toddler's clothing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

The description mentions treating clothes. Is this effective on gear like tents, rain flies, and/or backpacks? Will it harm such gear?

Asked by: Bryan
This spray can be used on gear. Permethrin is compatible for use on fragile fabrics such as silk, plus all synthetics and waterproof membrane fabric, and will not affect plastics or finishes. Sawyer recommends testing the spray on a small obscure area of your gear and checking it after 24 hours of exposure.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-20

Can your tick spray containing permithrin be purchased/sent to Canada? Not available yet in Canada as far as I know

Asked by: GerryL
Yes, we can ship this product to Canada.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-10
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this before visiting a friend in Ghana. I coated all my clothes before the visit, and used Deet on unprotected skin. She got eaten alive, I only had a few bites. She got Malaria. I did not. I wouldn't use this for every day bugs because of the chemicals, but it was certainly better than Malaria.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knocks back ticks! As a trail builder working in tick laden work areas, I have to say I've noticed a difference after applying this product to my clothing and gear.
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a champ!! I recently went on a 44miles/5days backpack trip in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington, notorious for swarms of biting flies (pretty much 24x7) and thick cloulds of mosquitos at certain times of the day. Before leaving I treated my Sahara pants and a Sahara shirt with this product, and purchased a pre-treated head net. This stuff works like a champ, unbelievable! While others ended up donning their goretex or thick insulation even during the heat of the day, and would STILL be bitten where ever there was exposed skin or cloth thin enough to allow biting... I'd put on that outfit and - bammo! No more bugs, no more bites, no more discomfort, nothing. Well worth the money in my estimation. I took 100% DEET AND Ultrathon, and never cracked either bottle. When you're moving of course the bugs can't get you in their sights, and then when one stops they just zip on the legs (of the pants), slip on the Sahara shirt, and put on their broad-brimmed sun hat and head net and, done! No bugs!! I don't know what more I can say... It's a product that does exactly what it's advertised to do, and does it VERY well!
Date published: 2010-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than DEET! Permethrins are safer than DEET. Read the EPA and NIH datasheets. With this product the contact with your skin is even less than DEET. DEET must be applied to the skin to be effective. The permethrins are applied to your clothes and stay there. It really does work for 3-6 weeks. Although I do feel sorry for the insects that are killed by the permethrin, I would prefer not to be a host to tick-borne Lyme disease.
Date published: 2008-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap clothing treatment I usually get eaten alive by mosquitos even with 100% deet. Treated my clothing, used 100% deet on exposed skin and dramatically reduced my bites. I did not like the application procedure and it's toxicity. Also, you can only treat about 1-2 sets of clothing completely. Overall, I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2007-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Real Deal My son and I used this on our clothing on a recent trip to N. Manitou Island and were not bugged by mosquitoes at all! The "No Seeums" didn't appear to be bothered by the advance preparation however. Still, very much worth the investment!
Date published: 2014-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to protection for more than 20yrs I.ve been using Sawyers as my go to tick protection for more than 20yrs. A year in Kenya, hiking and camping in the US and Canada, it has never failed to keep the little buggers off me. The only time I've ever had a tick on me was on a Safari when I forgot to bring it. It's a great product and I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps bugs off clothing! This stuff is fantastic. We were in a mosquito infested area of Mammoth Lakes and I am sooo glad I had sprayed my clothes! I only wish I had sprayed my socks, hat, and mosquito net! It really works. If you are going to a bug infested area, you are crazy if you don't use this!
Date published: 2016-07-14
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Questions & Answers

Can you spray your tent?

Asked by: Connie
Yes, this product works on tents.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19

Is this safe for toddlers clothing?

Asked by: seattlecamper
​Yes, you can use permethrin on toddler's clothing.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

The description mentions treating clothes. Is this effective on gear like tents, rain flies, and/or backpacks? Will it harm such gear?

Asked by: Bryan
This spray can be used on gear. Permethrin is compatible for use on fragile fabrics such as silk, plus all synthetics and waterproof membrane fabric, and will not affect plastics or finishes. Sawyer recommends testing the spray on a small obscure area of your gear and checking it after 24 hours of exposure.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-20

Can your tick spray containing permithrin be purchased/sent to Canada? Not available yet in Canada as far as I know

Asked by: GerryL
Yes, we can ship this product to Canada.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-10
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