The Most Effective Picaridin Repellents and Permethrin Clothing Treatment

Katie Curnan

Most Effective Picaridin Repellents and Permethrin Clothing Treatment

If incessant swatting and painful, swollen, itchy bites have you hesitant to hike your favorite trails or take that fishing trip, then you probably haven’t found the right combination of insect repellents. Ranger Ready’s clothing-worn Permethrin Spray and body-worn Picaridin Insect Repellents will have you back enjoying the outdoors without worrying about harmful insects. 

What is Permethrin?

Permethrin is a clothing-worn repellent that repels and kills ticks, mosquitos, fleas, gnats, flies, and other biting insects. It is also safe to apply to dogs and horses and has zero scent.  Ranger Ready with Permethrin 0.5% should be applied directly to clothing and gear, and is effective for up to 40 days or 5 washes. Permethrin is an insecticide in the pyrethroid family, synthetic chemicals that act like natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower.

What is Picaridin?

Picaridin is a body-worn repellent that is the safe and effective alternative to DEET. Ranger Ready with Picaridin 20% protects against ticks and mosquitos for 12 hours, and against gnats, flies, chiggers, and other biting insects for up to 8 hours, and is safe for adults, children over age-1, and during pregnancy. Picaridin is a synthetic compound derived from the natural compound piperine, found in the group of plants used to produce black pepper.  

Better Together 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing both a body-worn and clothing-worn insect repellent to prevent vector-borne diseases like Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The Ranger Ready P2 PAK™ comes with a bottle of Picaridin 20% repellent and Permethrin 0.5% repellent, and by properly applying each you’ll have maximum protection from biting insects while enjoying your time outdoors.

How to Apply Permethrin and Picaridin 

Permethrin

Always wear protective gloves while applying Permethrin. With a slow sweeping motion, apply Ranger Ready’s clothing-worn Permethrin 0.5% Bug Spray directly to clothing, tents, sleeping bags, dog beds, horse saddles, blankets, and other gear while keeping the bottle six to eight inches away. Hang to dry for two or more hours. Once dry, your treated clothing and gear is unscented and safe for children and animals. 

Picaridin

Ranger Ready’s Picaridin 20% Insect Repellent can be sprayed directly on your skin everyday and will protect against ticks and mosquitos for 12 hours and against  gnats, flies, chiggers, and more for 8 hours. Be sure to apply liberally to all exposed skin, and spray on hands before applying to your face.

Stay Bite-Free Outdoors with Ranger Ready 

We created Ranger Ready Repellents to stem the alarming increase of vector-borne diseases in the U.S., and to keep people safe while exploring the outdoors. With our body-worn and clothing-worn repellents, the Ranger Ready P2 PAK provides two layers of protection so you and your family can focus on the adventures without the bites.