6685RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: BUG PROTECTION
- Aug 30, 2004
MessageIt is a liquid at 2.5%. While it was designed to be connected to a garden hose to spray it, I just soak my clothes directly.Interesting that the bugs bit right through the permethrin. What concentration did you use?Jerry
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Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: BUG PROTECTION
> Good point. I tend to forget that as I spend most of my time in the
> mountains and heat at night isn't all that much of a
problem... ;o) Have you
> tried soaking your hammock in Permethrin? Although I've not tried
it for my
> hammock, I've used it for a couple of years on my clothes with
> results. You can get it much cheaper at Home Depot. Look for yard
> insecticides. Cutter and Ortho both make it. One of the product
> Yard Guard.
I tried permethrin on the hammock fabric but found that I still get
bit. Maybe the little buggers get in a couple of stabs before they
die. I have sprayed my nets to stop so many of them from buzzing
me. I'm going to check out the Yard Guard. Do you know the
strength? It would be great to find a less expensive source in ready
to spray form.
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