Hey Cakes, went on a canoe trip in Missouri for a week in late May. 12 guys I went to college with, our 35th annual trip. I had clothing and shoes treated with Permethrin, they all had multiple ticks during and after the trip. Some of the bites were inflamed and serious. I did not find a single tick on me. I am sold on Permethrin on clothing. I garden organically and don't use any pesticides at home, but I will take my chances with permethrin over ticks any day.
I use it on my hammock as well, with a bug net. Michigan skeeters are relentless.
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