The Expanded Use of Permethrin

Katie Curnan

Expanded Use of Permethrin | How to Use & How to Apply Permethrin

With the fall comes camping, hiking, leaf-peeping, and fishing trips, and although the weather may be cooler, protecting yourself and your family against ticks and mosquitoes anytime you enjoy the great outdoors is crucial for preventing insect-borne illnesses. Ranger Ready’s clothing-worn Permethrin 0.5% repels and kills ticks, mosquitos, fleas, gnats, and more for up to 40 days or 5 washes. 

What Does Permethrin Do?

Permethrin is a synthetic chemical pesticide that behaves like natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower. People use it in various ways to control and kill insects, mostly when treating clothing and gear, and protecting dogs and horses from insect-borne diseases. In some places, public health programs use Permethrin to control mosquitoes. 

Permethrin kills insects by affecting their central nervous system. It causes muscle spasms, paralysis, and then death after they touch or eat it. When applied properly, Ranger Ready’s clothing-worn Permethrin 0.5% Insect Repellent is a safe and effective product to use for insect control and protection.

Five Ways to Use Permethrin to Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

One reason why Ranger Ready Permethrin 0.5% is an optimal choice to protect you and your family is that it repels and kills insects. However, for this protection to work properly, it is important to understand how to apply Permethrin and when.

Use Permethrin While Hiking. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just enjoy a leisurely stroll through the woods, you can use Ranger Ready Permethrin 0.5% on your hiking clothes. It is very important, however, to know where and how to apply Permethrin. It’s important to avoid inhaling Permethrin when applying, so you should not spray your clothes indoors, nor while you are wearing them. Instead, hang them outside on hangers, and spray them down with a slow sweeping motion while wearing gloves. Typically, you want to spray enough Permethrin on your clothes to dampen them, but don’t soak them through. Let the clothes dry for at least two hours before bringing them back inside.

Use Permethrin on your Backpacks and Gear. Hiking and camping enthusiasts often wonder, “what does Permethrin protect you from?” Two of the biggest disease-carrying insects that Permethrin protects against are ticks and mosquitoes. For this reason, hikers and campers find it to be a great product to use on gear like backpacks, hiking boots, tents, and waders. As with clothes, you should follow the product label and apply Permethrin to your gear outdoors with little to no wind. 

Use Permethrin on Your Dog Beds. Since Permethrin is safe for dogs, you can protect them and your household by spraying your dogs’ beds. Apply to the bed outside and, just as you would with other items, be sure the whole bed has dried completely before allowing your dog to lay on it.

Use Permethrin on Your Hats. If you live in areas where mosquitoes and ticks are a common problem, you can benefit from Ranger Ready’s clothing-worn Permethrin 0.5% Insect Repellent. Since ticks often attach themselves to your scalp and are hard to identify and remove, using Permethrin on your hats can be a vital step in preventing tick bites and Lyme disease.

Use Permethrin While Gardening. Landscaping and gardening lovers are another group that has discovered the benefits of Permethrin. Besides treating the gardening clothing and gloves, you can also apply Permethrin to items you use in your yard, like folding chairs, hammocks, or similar things. 

    There are many ways you can use Permethrin to protect yourself and your family against ticks and mosquitoes, but be sure to always apply properly for maximum protection: 

    • Choose an open space – preferably outdoors – on a calm day with little to no wind.
    • Always wear work gloves when applying permethrin.
    • Lay out all clothing and gear on a flat surface.
    • Hold bottle 6-8 inches above the clothing and gear.
    • Apply Ranger Ready fine-mist spray in an even, slow sweeping motion, being sure to apply to all seams.
    • Once applied, hang clothing and gear in an open area for 2 or more hours.

      Use Permethrin for Long Lasting Protection

      Ranger Ready Permethrin 0.5% provides protection for up to 40 days or five washes. If you have treated shoes, boots, and other gear that doesn’t go in the washing machine, you should reapply on a monthly basis.

      If you spend time outdoors, whether hiking, hunting, gardening, or playing with the kids, treating your outdoor gear and clothing is important. The benefit of not worrying about mosquito and tick bites provides peace of mind during the seasons when these insects are most prevalent. Keep in mind, though, that you should also use a product on your exposed skin to keep bugs away. Since Permethrin is not intended for topical use, Ranger Ready with Picaridin 20% offers body-worn protection that you can spray directly on your skin every day. With both clothing-worn and body-worn protection, you and your family can focus more on the memories and less on the bugs.