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June 5, 2005

BuzzOff — Wearable Bug Protection


It's the new new thing — clothing impregnated with the insecticide permethrin, which the EPA considers safe and effective when applied to fabrics.

Unlike DEET and other repellent ingredients which keep bugs at bay, permethrin stuns or kills them.


The military uses BuzzOff gear.

The company says its clothing remains effective through 25 washings and is safe for children, though they shouldn't chew on the fabric.

BuzzOff gear is expensive: prices range from $18 for socks to over $100 for a pair of pants.


But then, what's the cost of contracting West Nile virus?

June 5, 2005 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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