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    Permethrin questions

    Does permethrin repel no-seeums?

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    It doesn't really repel as much as terminate.
    As long as they have to land on the netting to get through, they won't last long after contact.
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    Actually it does repel too. Flying pests tend to stay clear of treated materials.
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    The yard spray containing Permethrin is awesome for repelling. I've not used anything on my hammock yet, but I intend to come spring.

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    I've had excellent results treating my hiking clothing (sock, pants, shirt) with Permethrin to keep away mosquitoes and ticks. The Sawyer spray-on method works well through at least 6 washes.

    I've never treated my hammock, never felt the need to do so. I'd not hesitate to treat it, though, if the bugs were bad enough to justify it.
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    Can you treat the netting on a hammock with the permethrin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Can you treat the netting on a hammock with the permethrin?
    Absolutely. It bonds with the material, but doesn't block the holes at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Can you treat the netting on a hammock with the permethrin?
    That was the reason for my question. I know that no-seeum mesh is finer (and lets less air through) than mosquito mesh. Living in FL, I won't be able to avoid the bugs. I would like the option of using mosquito mesh with permethrin, to hopefully keep out noseeums as well. Noseeums are much more painful and bothersome than mosquitoes.

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    It works awesome down in South Louisiana. Any skeeters and/or no-see-ums that happen into the hammock before zipping are seen hanging by one leg from where they landed on the net in the morning. Great stuff. I have all of my gear (hammock, bags, packs and all clothes) treated. Love the stuff!
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    I feel I ought to mention Insect Shield, i encountered them awhile ago with in ENO's products. The license use of their permethrin treatment on other products besides ENO.

    I have a bandanna from them over some free promotion and it works like magic. In the summer here in Florida the mosquito are horrendous after a rain.

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