Sawyer Clothing Permethrin Tick/Mosquito Repellent - 24 OunceTrigger Spray

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$14.99 USD $19.99

For use on clothing, tents, and other gear, Sawyer permethrin products not only repel insects, they actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, and more. The active ingredient, permethrin, is a synthetic molecule similar to pyrethrum which is taken from the Chrysanthemum flower. When applied to clothing, permethrin bonds to the fabric eliminating the risk of over-exposure to the skin. Permethrin is odorless when dry, and will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your outdoor gear. A single application lasts 6 weeks or 6 washings. Always follow the directions for use on the package label. SAWR



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  • Can this be used on snakes? I have a pet snake and she gets ticks on occasion and they make her very uncomfortable.

    Hi Bob, thank you for your question.  It's not common to get a question about snakes but those that have snakes as pets know that they can suffer from ticks and mites.
    The long answer:
    The orignal company that developed permethrin based products along with the US Military was called Coulston and it went under the name of Coulston Products.  They had many package variations for marketing purposes - Coulston Arthropod Repellent (military), Coulston Tick & Flea for Dogs, Coulston Odorless Tick & Mosquito Repellent and Coulston Multi-Bug Insect Killer.  The contents of all these products were the same, only the label was different.  The reason for these options was that in the early days of permethrin (1970's) the general public would never accept that one product could do all these things.  They also did some private label work known as OEM.  One label that was approved by the EPA at that time was marketed as Reptile Bedding Treatment.  It was a same product, but again with a different label.  So based on that label I would say yes on bedding but not on the snake. If you decide to use it I would treat the bedding, allow it to dry completly and place the treated bedding in the snake enclosure.  Because of the solvent I would not expose the snake to any wet product. I strongly suggest that you take that information and share it with your veterinarian before use.    If you have any additional question please get in touch.