Prepping Clothing for Outdoor Wear

Permanone is an odorless insecticide designed for clothing, shoes, hats, ground cloths, blankets, tents and other outdoor gear. Spray items and let dry for up to two weeks of protection. Permanone will bind to the fabric being treated and will actually kills insects that come in contact with it rather than just repel them.

Permanone must not be applied to clothing while it is being worn. Do NOT treat bare skin with Permanone. For protection against ticks, chiggers and mosquitoes, apply Permanone as directed below. For further protection, use in conjunction with an insect repellent for the skin and avoid walking in areas where the pests are found.

Wear appropriate protective clothing (light-colored, long-sleeved shirt and long pants tucked into socks) when in areas known to have tick populations. Inspect your body several times a day for ticks. Pant cuffs can be worn inside the socks or footwear.

To Treat Clothing

Read all safety precautions on the label before using.

Select a well-ventilated outdoor area (protected from wind) and lay out the clothing to be treated (shirt, trousers and socks) or hang it on a hanger on a clothes line. Hold the container upright about 6 to 8 inches from surface of the clothing and spray with a slow sweeping motion to lightly moisten the surface of the fabric.

Continue spraying over the entire outfit, until a total treatment time of 60 seconds has elapsed and the outer surface of the fabric is moist enough to cause a slight color change or darkening. Pay special attention to socks, trouser cuffs and shirt cuffs.

Turn the clothing over and treat the other side. Hang the treated clothing and allow to dry completely before wearing.

Re-Treatment Instructions

Permanone contains an active ingredient, which actually binds to the fabric being treated, providing residual protection which lasts a minimum of two weeks and holds up through several machine washing. Do not retreat clothing more than once every two weeks. Launder clothing at least once before retreating. For re-treatment, follow the instructions of initial treatment.


Hazard to humans and domestic animals. Causes moderate eye irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin. Avoid contact with face, eyes and skin. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling the product and before eating, drinking, using tobacco or using the toilet.

First Aid

If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a Poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

If on skin: Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a Poison Control Center or doctor for treatment advice. Have the product container or label with you when calling a Poison Control Center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Physical or Chemical Hazards: Contents under pressure. Do not use or store near heat or open flame. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Exposure to temperatures above 130° F may cause bursting.

Lucy Barnes