This Sawyer Products Permethrin Insect Repellent comes in a 12 oz spray bottle, and it can be used on clothing, tents and other outdoor equipment. This product not only repels insects, it actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites and more than 55 other types of insects on contact. The active ingredient, Permethrin, is a synthetic molecule similar to pyrethrum, which comes from the Chrysanthemum flower. When applied to clothing, the premium Sawyer Permethrin clothing insect repellent binds to the fabric eliminating the risk of over-exposure to the skin. This spray is odorless when dry, and it will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces or your outdoor gear. The special formula is also effective against ticks that carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. A single application lasts through six washings, or 42 days of UV exposure, so you can keep your tent and clothing protected.


  • Aerosol spray for easy application
  • Effective through 6 washings or 6 weeks of UV exposure
  • Odorless when dry
  • Sawyer clothing insect repellent, 9-oz aerosol, is for use on clothing, tents and other gear
  • Will not harm fabrics
  • Will not harm or melt gear
  • Effective against ticks that carry Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Not only repels insects, kills some insects on contact:
    • Ticks
    • Mosquitoes
    • Chiggers
    • Mites
    • More than 55 other kinds of insects


If you treat your tent, you can expect full potency for up to 40 days of direct sunlight. This is a great way to give your entire campsite a barrier of protection. Effective against ticks that carry Lyme disease and other fairly common diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.


Repellent should be applied outdoors and before clothing is worn; after it’s treated, hang clothing and let dry two hours (four hours in humid conditions).


Avoid contact with skin and eyes during the application phase.


Do not expose cats to wet permethrin as it affects their central nervous system. Cats can be around permethrin treated fabrics once the application has dried. This is not true with dogs, horses, or cows.

Sawyer Permethrin 12 oz spray

SKU: SP649
  • Permethrin (0.5%)