How to soak or spray treat clothes with permethrin
How to soak or spray your clothes with permethrin in a few easy steps to avoid seeing ticks-for good.
Clothes drying time5hrs
Keyword: Lyme Disease, Permethrin
1gallon For 1 gallon of liquid ready to soak clothes, you'll add 6.4 oz of 10% concentrate or roughly 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoons to 1 gallon of water.
6.4 oz(3/4 cup plus 1 T) 10% permethrin concentrate
Clothing. You can soak socks, shirts, pants, hats, anything. I usually only soak shirts and pants.
Measuring the permethrin with a container you don't use with food, weigh out 6.4 oz of 10% concentrate and mix with 1 gallon of water in a 10 gallon bucket or similar container dedicated for the purpose of soaking your clothes. I keep my bucket in the garage, it is only used for soaking clothes with permethrin.
Using gloves, soak the clothes completely in the permethrin water, then remove to dry outside on a line to dry naturally.
When your clothes are completely dry, remove them, and keep in a place dedicated for them, like a bag, box, etc.
When you'll be going outside and will be exposed to ticks, wear the outfit. You can wash it normally, but after 2-3 washes the permethrin will be gone. Without washing the permethrin may last much longer, especially if the clothes were soaked vs sprayed. I usually soak my clothes every other month.
Some of my friends claim to have used one outfit without washing for an entire season without seeing ticks.
Every two months, re-soak the outfits, repeating the soaking and drying process.