With temperatures becoming a more tolerable, it’s time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. But biting flies, ticks, gnats, fleas, mosquitoes and chiggers love to see you outside also. Don’t let these nuisance pest keep you from enjoying your love for the outdoors. We have a solution, Sawyer’s Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin.
Sawyer Picaridin is not only effective against common disease carrying nuisances like mosquitoes and ticks, it also works better against flies than DEET. Picaridin (when used as directed) is safe to use on the whole family and can last up to 14 hours.
Picaridin is perfect balance of efficacy, safety and user-friendliness. It repels a wide variety of pests including mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, sand flies, gnats, chiggers and midges (sand flies). It is the longest lasting repellent with up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks and up to 8 hours against a variety of flies, chiggers and gnats. It’s non-greasy, has a pleasant low odor and won’t damage plastics of synthetic coatings. All these factors combined makes Picaridin the optimal topical repellent for the entire family.
Check this informational video “What really works against bug bites”
How Mosquitoes Find You
Ever wonder why mosquitoes are more attracted to some people than others? Researchers have speculated that the human skin produces 300 or more chemicals, and every person is different.
Some species of mosquitoes are more aggressive than others but all mosquitoes are attracted by carbon dioxide (exhaled breath), lactic acid, and many other human emissions. So, the mix your body is giving off (smorgasbord) may or may not be more attractive to a mosquito.
How it works
Topical (applied to body surfaces, such as the skin) repellents create a vapor barrier atop skin which masks or scrambles the signals if attraction that humans emit. They make it tougher for mosquitoes to locate their target…which is you! For best results treat your clothing and gear with Sawyer’s permethrin, Mosquitoes are better hoppers than flyers, adding more permethrin treated landing surfaces around you greatly increases their chances of landing on the treated fabrics and dying before they can find your skin.
Tips and Tricks
- Bugs bite most between dawn and dusk. Be extra bug-vigilant then.
- Camp or take breaks in breezy areas. Mosquitoes have trouble tracking targets in windy conditions.
- When using sunscreen and insect repellent, apply sunscreen first and let dry before applying a repellent. Typically lotion repellents work better with sunscreens.
- As a bonus, picaridin is gear safe, It sill not ruin things like your fishing line, firearm finishes, lures, watches, sunglasses and some synthetic fabrics, which liquid DEET can harm, (always follow manufactures directions)