What is Insect Shield®?
Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel is a revolutionary product designed to provide long-lasting, effective, and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted registration of Insect Shield Insect Repellent Apparel - the first-ever EPA-registered insect- repellent clothing. The EPA has granted Insect Shield extended durability claims for its apparel registration, through 70 washings. Insect Shield apparel products combine the patent-pending Insect Shield process with a proprietary formulation of the insect repellent permethrin - resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of a garment.
Who can wear Insect Shield Repellent Apparel?
Everyone. Insect Shield helps protect your entire family from insects.
Which insects does Insect Shield repel?
It has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see- ums).
How do you care for Insect Shield shirts?
Normal home laundering is recommended. It should not be dry-cleaned.
How much protection is provided by Insect Shield Repellent Apparel?
A small item of Insect Shield clothing provides less repellent than a larger one. Depending on the number of biting insects that are present, you may need to adjust the amount of Insect Shield apparel you wear or add topical repellent for exposed skin in heavily infested locations.
What are the benefits of Insect Shield vs. other forms of insect protection?
Insect Shield apparel puts insect repellency near your skin, instead of on it, and the protection is odorless and invisible. Also, the repellency is long lasting, so no re-application is needed, which is convenient, and can help alleviate concerns about overuse and misuse of repellent.
How did permethrin originate, and how is it used?
Permethrin is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain chrysanthemum plants. It has been successfully used in the United States as an EPA-registered product since 1977, with an excellent safety record. The Insect Shield process uses a proprietary formulation of permethrin in a patent-pending system, and the resulting repellency is so tightly bound to the fabric fibers of each garment that it lasts through 70 launderings.
How are permethrin-treated products being utilized to save lives? span> Millions of permethrin-treated bed nets are being distributed globally via malaria control programs. Insect Shield-treated uniforms are now being utilized by numerous international relief organizations to help protect them in areas prone to insect-borne diseases.
Millions of permethrin-treated bed nets are being distributed globally via malaria control programs. Insect Shield-treated uniforms are now being utilized by numerous international relief organizations to help protect them in areas prone to insect-borne diseases.