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1 hour ago, NYRturkeycall said:

What are your thoughts on permethrin pump spray vs aerosol cans?

Either or works fine. Just be sure to get the garment good and damp. Then let it dry.

I too mix my own from concentrate, bought at Tractor Supply. Saves quite a bit over buying Sawyers. Plus, if you want, you can make enough to actually dip your garments.

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3 hours ago, NYRturkeycall said:

What are your thoughts on permethrin pump spray vs aerosol cans?

Dont use the aerosol cans. Permethrin is scent free. But if you use the aerosol cans you can smell the aerosol for a long time.  Has a chemical smell to it that resembles fresh  plastic.  If you are going to mix your own , make sure you only buy the one that is 10 percent or less. And absolutely make sure its the water based version and NOT the petroleum  based mix . All the concentrated  mixes above 10 percent are all petroleum based. And some of the 10 percent are also. You do not want any of those

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7 hours ago, grampy said:

Either or works fine. Just be sure to get the garment good and damp. Then let it dry.

I too mix my own from concentrate, bought at Tractor Supply. Saves quite a bit over buying Sawyers. Plus, if you want, you can make enough to actually dip your garments.

I use the same from Tractor Supply , I generally spray all around our house and backyard and prior to Hunting Season I use the same mix for the hunting clothes !

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For what you save mixing your own, you can buy a set (or couple sets of) dedicated "stinky" turkey hunting clothes.  I literally drown my turkey hunting clothes in it every year. Two pair of pants, a jacket, several shirts, head nets, gloves, hats, all my socks, one pair of boots.  Never had a tick get me. 

I do buy one bottle of Sawyers to do my pack and one pair of boots I wear deer hunting. 

 

I believe Tractor Supply sells more than one brand, at least online. Martin's and Gordon's. I I usually use Gordons. 

 

I believe the Martin's is (may be) water based, should smell less. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ordered another two bottles of the spray because Amazon had an insane deal. I came up for me. Two bottles for 16 bucks.

Here's not to kiwi spray coat my boots because the waterproofing has since worn off in mucho heavy rains. Thoughts on waterproofing them over the permethrin. Figuring it would just cover the molecules and render it useless for ticks on my boots. I wear calf high snake boots most fall, helps with ticks big time on the lowers

Palma non sine pulvere 

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I buy sawyers for pretty cheap like NYR said, so I don't bother mixing. I did enough mixing in all the chem courses I took in college, id rather stay away from that when I can. Personally I prefer the spray bottle, but the actual spray nozzle sucks monkey nuts. You are also correct about waterproofing covering the chemical. Don't worry about having the stuff on your boots. I spray fairly heavy and realized that they still get to about mid thigh/lower waist before they absorb enough of it to kill them.

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