Insect Shield® Vs. Traditional Insect Repellents
- Built-in insect protection
- Family protection
- Durable, no re-application
- Stays in your clothes, not your skin
- Easy care
- Strong scent
- Washes off
- Regular re-application
- Greasy on the skin
- Need to re-buy
- Must be carried in bag
How effective is Insect Shield®?
Insect Shield® is proven following years of extensive research and field study. Numerous studies have confirmed the effectiveness of permethrin-treated clothing.
Insect Shield’s own testing methods follow United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) guidelines. The results conclusively show that our unique, long-lasting insect protection works.
Insect Shield® Repels
Mosquitoes flourish in moist, warm surroundings and breed in damp soil and stagnant water.
Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re dangerous.
Malaria is one of the world’s leading causes of death and is transmitted to people by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes pass other life-threatening diseases to people such as the West Nile virus - which is now widespread in the United States.
Ticks survive by biting into the skin of a host slowly taking in blood. They usually prey upon small animals such as rodents but are known to bite dogs, horses and humans.
Ticks are known to spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and other illnesses to people throughout the US.
Insect Shield® repels and prevents ticks from penetrating the skin.
Insect Shield® has been tested to repel all species of ants, most importantly, the fire ant that is common in the southeastern regions of the United States.
Also common in tropical and temperate climates across the world, it’s important to ensure you are protected when travelling.
Flies, including gnats, midges, mosquitoes and numerous other species can spread serious diseases and are said to be the source of more human illness and death than any other organisms except transmitted pathogens and people themselves.
Flies are believed to contribute to the spread of typhoid, cholera amongst other diseases.
Although Chigger bites might not carry infectious disease in the US, the bites can be extremely irritating.
Insect Shield® has been tested to repel these insects and prevent them from biting in the climates they are common.
In Asia, India, Northern Austrailia and some of the Pacific islands, Chiggers have been known to transmit scrub typhus.
Although not necessarily harmful, midges can prove to be highly irritable and cause blistering in a small number of the population.
Insect Shield® helps to repel the insect and prevent it from penetrating the skin.