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    Here are links to a couple of web pages on the Sawyer web site:

    http://www.sawyer.com/faqpermethrin.htm

    http://www.sawyer.com/faqtopical.htm

    Some very good info.

    I've used DEET and Permethrin for years. Heck, I think we used almost 100% strength DEET in the jungle in my old light infantry days. The military is still issuing Permethrin clothing treatment kits to those deploying to SW Asia. I've soaked my bed netting, hammocks, etc, in Permethrin for years with no side effects either. If you're worried about putting chemicals on your skin, clothing, sleeping area, etc, look at it this way; is it better or worse than getting a vector transmitted disease such as Lyme's Disease, West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria, etc? The chemicals probably won't affect you, but these diseases certainly could. One has to do a risk/benefit analysis, it all depends on where you're traveling too.

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    Permethrin is sold/prescribed as a topical application to treat parasites; don't worry about your treated clothing causing any harm. Permethrin is in some lice shampoos for example.
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    A lot of the flea treatments for dogs that are good for a month or two are also Permethrin based if memory serves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbctx View Post
    A lot of the flea treatments for dogs that are good for a month or two are also Permethrin based if memory serves.
    I got some closeout yard spray flea/tick treatments from Walmart for $5 a bottle. Usually $15. I bought all 5 bottles they had on hand. It cleared my yard for about a month, per bottle. It really helped with cicadas as well. They were driving me nuts.

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