Recently, insect repellent clothes used to protect against insect-borne diseases are popular in some countries like Japan.The popularity of insect repellent clothing rocketed after the first domestic infections of dengue fever, transmitted by tiger mosquitoes, in about 70 years were confirmed last year. The insect repellent clothes are rather new to the market and have already taken the market by storm.
According to some users, the clothing is indeed effective in repelling target pests. Permethrin is registered by the EPAas an insecticide for use in a variety of settings. When used to pre-treat clothing, it is an insect repellent. The only insect repellent currently used for most insect repellent clothing is permethrin, a broad spectrum,non-systemic, synthetic pyrethroid insecticide that targets adults and larvae of many species of biting, chewing, scaling, soil, and flying invertebrates.
Try to make sure to read and follow label directions if you use one of these products. Let’s take an example. Since small amounts of permethrin can come off in the wash, the insect repellent clothes are recommended to be washed separated from other clothes.
The average lifetime of insect repellent apparel is about 70 launderings which holds true for normal apparels as well. The market for insect repellent apparel is mostly concentrated in North America and Western Europe. In many areas, insect repellent spray will still be the main products to kill the insects in the short term.