It may not be rocket science, but it's still science.
Would there be any advantage to just spraying the exterior of the hammock when treating if you were concerned with direct contact with the chemical?
Yes, I use permethrin. I've been using it since the Army gave it to us to use in Iraq.
Go to tractor supply. You buy the perminthin there its a 32 oz bottle of concentrate. I cut mine down to a ratio of 1 to 20 parts. Much cheaper thean buying Sawyer.
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Been waiting for payday to get a jug of that high-powered horse stuff at the farm supply store. Figured on , since its a hose-spray bottle, just load up a bunch in a 5-gal bucket and dip what I want to soak in there, and put a lid on what's left, for later. Good idea about the straps, I hadn't considered that. A stiff dose of dengue fever has left me with a major league paranoia about skeets that some folks just don't comprehend. Otherwise I swear by Repel Permanone on clothing. A coupla pants and shirts just might get the bucket job too, just because.
Carefull on the animal products. Read up on the MSDS sheets. As Knotty alluded to. Most of them have various petro products and what not in them. Just went thru this with everything at TSC. Only thing I found that didn't have something else listed in it in the MSDS was a goat and sheep spray.
The insecticide permethrin (in the synthetic pyrethroid family) is widely used on cotton, wheat, corn, alfalfa, and other crops. In addition, over 100 million applications are made annually in and around U.S. homes.
Permethrin, like all synthetic pyrethroids, is a neurotoxin. Symptoms include tremors, incoordination, elevated body temperature, increased aggressive behavior, and disruption of learning. Laboratory tests suggest that permethrin is more acutely toxic to children than to adults.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has classified permethrin as a carcinogen because it causes lung tumors in female mice and liver tumors in mice of both sexes. Permethrin inhibits the activity of the immune system in laboratory tests, and also binds to the receptors for a male sex hormone. It causes chromosome aberrations in human and hamster cells.
Permethrin is toxic to honey bees and other beneficial insects, fish, aquatic insects, crayfish, and shrimp. For many species, concentrations of less than one part per billion are lethal. Permethrin causes deformities and other developmental problems in tadpoles, and reduces the number of oxygen-carrying cells in the blood of birds.
Permethrin has been found in streams and rivers throughout the United States. It is also routinely found on produce, particularly spinach, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, and peaches.
A wide variety of insects have developed resistance to permethrin. High levels of resistance have been documented in cockroaches, head lice, and tobacco budworm.
COALITION FOR ALTERNATIVES TO PESTICIDES/NCAP
P. O. B O X 1 3 9 3, E U G E N E, O R E G O N 9 7 4 4 0 / (5 4 1 )3 4 4 -5 0 4 4
JOURNAL OF PESTICIDE REFORM/ SUMMER 1998 - VOL.18, NO. 214l
I love the woods. If I canít walk the trail without POISONING all the biosphere I stay home.
Here is an alternative.