The other thread seems to be covering the chemical aspects of Permethrin.
I thought here we could talk about:
Does it work ???
Yesterday I did a 25 mile trek through the bush with a 50lb pack.
Good questions don't always have good answers.
A couple of weeks ago I lightly sprayed 1 pair of pants 2 shirts and the upper of 2 pairs of socks.
I then read in the other thread, that one needs to soak the items thoroughly.
So, yesterday morning, just before leaving, I did just that, soaked 2 sets of clothing.
But needing the 2 hours to dry, I didn't have, so threw them in the cloths dryer.
I wasn't sure if that would affect the Permethrin, but . . .
On the 25km hike I encountered 3 or 4 different areas, bug wise.
1. none 2. misquotes 3/4. other types of bugs.
I was wearing a light snap-up western shirt.
The areas that had mosquitoes, were not heavy with, but still intolerable.
The other areas, had a new hatch of what ever, and they were plenty/bad.
I wasn't bothered much with any of the bugs at all,
but the hike ended up between 11:00 and 18:30
so it was in the heat of the day.
When I removed my hat,
the mosquitoes would zero-in-on my temple and feast,
but immediately upon replacing my hat . . . no problems.
The same with the other bugs.
So when I got home . . . my "Hats Off, To Permethrin"
I will be ordering a couple more spray bottles tonight.