Sawyer’s Premium Insect Repellent Overview
Sawyer’s Premium Insect Repellent is like having a force field around you repelling insects every step of the way.
Sawyer’s Premium Insect Repellent Review
The active ingredient in this Repellent is permethrin, a synthetic chemical which kills insects by blocking their ability to send neural signals throughout their body. Without this ability, they are simple unable to function and all activity stops – killing them quickly. The mixture is 100% DEET free, making this an environmentally safe alternative without compromising on the result.
While some ingredients in the Insect Repelling spray are designed to actually repel insects, permethrin’s only use is as an insecticide and will kill any insect that comes into contact with it, drastically reducing your chance of getting bitten. The molecules seep through an insect’s exoskeleton and start destroying it from the inside.
The Insect Repellent is designed to be safe to use on humans and can be used freely around most animals. That said, the spray is incredibly toxic to fish and cats so take care if you are using it around either of these animals. The spray is safe for cats to come into contact with once it has dried into your clothing. In the case of most mammals, this Repellent will not be absorbed into the skin but can cause problems if ingested, so keep it away from children when not being used.
Unlike many repellents which have to be sprayed onto the body, the Sawyer Premium Repellent is applied onto fabric and will soak into the surface of your clothing and gear, including tent material. Whereas body sprays need to be continuously reapplied if you are swimming or even just sweating, this Repeller will last on your clothing for up to 6 weeks or for 6 washes. The spray should not discolor your clothes, nor should it emit a significant odor. However, with such a product, it’s always best to test it on a small portion of your gear before applying too liberally.
The 24 ounce bottle is more than enough to protect four whole outfits and is a light enough bottle that it can be easily carried with your gear. If you are planning on spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, this Repellent is truly indispensable.
Sawyer is a leading pest repellent brand and they boast scores of happy customers highlighting the product’s value as an insect repellent.
Sawyer’s Premium Insect Repellent Conclusion
If you plan to enjoy the great outdoors, then you’ll want to consider adding a bottle of Sawyer’s Premium Insect Repellent to your arsenal.
Check out our Pest Repelling FAQ for more information.