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JanetGroene 08-02-2016 08:24

Insect repellent garments
I've had good luck with these things in mosquito country, and I see they have a large line of clothing for men, women and kids. Timely what with the Zika threat in my area. Don't know if effective against no see ums but have high hopes for help against all bugs.
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JPA Cate 08-02-2016 12:16

Re: Insect repellent garments
Stick with the white, mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors where they do not show up as well.

On edit, I do not know how these clothes work. However, if you wear cotton clothes, a soak in permethrins solution will render them insect repellent, so you only have to wear bug juice on exposed skin areas. It will last through at least one washing, although more are claimed. I used to keep just one going ashore set of clothing, a long skirt and a long sleeved blouse, but now one will need more than one outfit.

No-see-ums cannot bite through fabric, but mozzies can, which makes the need for lightweight, safe clothing more imperative.


a64pilot 08-02-2016 16:54

Re: Insect repellent garments
DEET treated clothing and to a lesser degree Citronella treated clothing both work.
But what you posted doesn't state what the treatment is?

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