Insect Repellent Clothing
The mosquitoes are so bad out on our off grid property this year that I had to source something better than spray this year.
I was surprised and somewhat skeptical when I hear about mosquito repellent clothing but I decided I needed to give it a try because really what did I have to lose? Either it’s going to work and I’ll be thrilled or it won’t and I’ll have a new shirt or pants.
So I did some searching and bought a long sleeve shirt and a pair of pants. When I bought them I was just concerned about the mosquito repellent abilities of this clothing, but then also discovered that this clothing is also rated as tick repellent clothing, what a bonus that is as we do often do some hiking in the bush and ticks are known to be in our area as well.
The clothing I got is the Insect Shield Clothing which keeps the mosquito’s away. There is also available Insect Proof Clothing which won’t let them thru to bite. This type of clothing does not keep them away from you. See below for each type.
Insect Shield Clothing
Insect Shield Clothing binds a permethrin formula to the fabric fibers – this makes an effective and odorless insect protection that is expected to last the lifetime of the clothing.
What is Permethrin
It is a product used in lice shampoos for children, flea dips for dogs and various other products, it has been a registered product with the US Environmental Protection Agency since 1977 and has an excellent safety record.
I am allergic to all kinds of things, including laundry soap and have been able to wear these shirts and pants without any irritation. So happy to have them!
Permethrin has been tested and proven to work exceptionally well in clothing including mosquito repellent shirts. It is a great mosquito clothing repellent.
ExOfficio Women’s BugsAway Impervia Leggings, X-Large, Black
Which insects does Insect Shield repel?
The EPA requires extensive effectiveness data to prove a products effectiveness before being able to label as an insect repellent and Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel was proven and has been registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). Many species and varieties of these insects were tested. Insect Shield has proven to have one of the best insect repellent clothing lines.
How long will the effectiveness last on the garments? It is expected to last the life of the garment which is determined to be approximately 70 washes.
Insect Proof Clothing
These shirts are great for the outdoors, whether you are out hiking, camping, hunting, fishing or just enjoying the outdoors. I am surprised and very happy at how well they work.
The RYNOSKIN shirt is made here in North America and is an effective defense against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, no-see-ums, black flies, sand fleas, ants and many other biting insects
How does Rynoskin work?
It is a super fine mesh material the stops Mosquitoes, Ticks and other biting insects from being able to get thru the fabric. Rynoskin is mean to be worn under your clothing. It is reported to be 98% effective in stopping insect bites.
There are no pesticides in the fabric so the protections’ comes from the design and construction alone making this mosquito proof clothing.
This clothing will not stop the mosquitoes from buzzing around you, if that is bothersome to you the best clothing would be Insect Repellent Clothing.
Hoodies and Jackets
Insect Repellent Shirts
Insect Repellent Pants
ExOfficio Women’s BugsAway Vianna Lightweight Hiking Pants- Insect, Tick, Mosquito Repellent Permethrin ClothingExOfficio Women’s BugsAway Vianna Lightweight Hiking Pants- Insect, Tick, Mosquito Repellent Permethrin Clothing (Petite)
There are many styles to choose from when it comes to Insect Repellent Clothing. Look through and see what would best suit you.