How to Use Permethrin Insect Repellent on Clothing

The insect repellent, Permethrin, is designed for clothing and is effective against mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, chiggers, and mites. Permethrin is odorless after drying and provides protection for up to six weeks of outdoor exposure or six washes.

Permethrin

Permethrin is an insecticide and in some specific cases used as a medication.

Permethrin is sprayed on clothing and then dried. After the Permethrin dries it binds with the fabric. Permethrin incapacitates and kills insects when they come into contact with the Permethrin on the clothing.

**PERMETHRIN IS TOXIC TO CATS IN LIQUID FORM.

DO NOT APPLY PERMETHRIN NEAR CATS.

Apply Outdoors

Permethrin should only be applied to clothes outdoors. You should spray Permethrin about 6 to 8 inches away from the clothing (while not being worn) and spray in a slow sweeping motion to lightly moisten the surface of the fabric. Treat the outer surface of the fabric front and back and then allow the fabric to dry for at least two hours.

**ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS

Liquid Pooling May Occur

When the Permethrin solution is applied to tightly woven fabrics (or water resistant fabrics) you might observe some pooling of the solution. Be sure to allow the liquid to slowly soak into the fabric and dry completely.

**ALWAYS FOLLOW MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS