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sheffieldchris - on 07 Dec 2017
does anyone know where you can buy this in quantity. Lots of places sell the spray on stuff at around £10 for a bottle which will do a couple of items of clothing. I want the stuff to soak my kit. I am looking to do mosquito net and all my kit before a trip to central America.
captain paranoia - on 07 Dec 2017
In reply to sheffieldchris:

Your searches will probably be better if you get the name right: permethrin.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=permethrin+bulk
tjin - on 07 Dec 2017
Isn't illegal to sell as a clothing treatment in the EU? Only allowed to be sold for mosquito netting.

Also don't just soak it, follow the direction. More is not better.

You can import 'repel' in a spray can.
Toerag - on 08 Dec 2017
In reply to sheffieldchris:

You could try using woodworm killer, that's got permethrin in it.
Rigid Raider - on 08 Dec 2017
In reply to sheffieldchris:

Blimey, I'd be extremely wary about walking around in a warm humid country with my clothes soaked in a molecule that probably has the ability to penetrate into the skin. I know that DEET, for example, comes out in your urine for 48 hours after you've applied it. In warm humid conditions I expect the skin would be even more absorbant. Have a look at the Safety Data Sheet for permethrin:

https://www.clarkpest.com/docs/default-source/approved-materials/permethrin-sfr-sds-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=...
It says:

Precautionary Statements - Prevention:

Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
Wear cold insulating gloves/face shield/eye protection
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing
Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace
Wear protective gloves

Precautionary Statements - Response:

IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water
If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse


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