What are "solvents?" Are they not "petroleum distillates?"
In the thousands of posts out there on pemethrin this seems to be the only one that gets at the petroleum distillates. I have tried the 10% farm store spermethin solution with petroleum distillates watrered down to .85% ('US Army Strength") and even after three washings and a few weeks the pants have a strong odor. With Sawyers 0.5% spray I smell nothing.
Is there any info out there on health issue of using the type with pertoleum distillates?
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I am trying to get to the thread posted in Cranky bears post. the forum is telling me I do not have permission. Can anyone tell me why or how I can get that info? I too am using the sawyers brand but being I use a ton of it an inexpensive alt would be great!
I recently treated my clothing & hammock with Spectracide "Bug Stop" (indoor/outdoor) 2.5% Permethrin, 32FlOz, $6.99, Rural King
I emptied the jug and then filled it 5 times with water to dilute. I guess that dropped it to about 0.42% concentration. This however seems to have worked. This past weekend (Memorial day) I was out with friends and only got 1 bug bite on my ankle. The others were using Off to keep the insects at bay. I was being mostly left alone. I will say that it doesn't kill spiders, at least not quickly or in the concentration I used. Waking up with a young wolf spider in the hammock with me would seem to confirm that, but I don't think I was bitten by that one.
Thus far, I am pleased with the result. It certainly seemed to keep the insects in check. I will keep a close eye on the fabric for damage in the future.
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Can anyone give me an idea of how long it takes clothing to dry after treatment?
I have 3 outdoor cats that reside in my now heated garage (if they run away, at least I still have my heated garage).
I'd like to treat my equipment and clothing, but don't want to have to break out the atropine for the cats.
Any ideas how long I need to pre-occupy them for drying? Are the treated articles safe for them after they dry?
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