The Insect Shield® treatment binds a proprietary permethrin formula tightly to fabric fibers—resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of apparel. Permethrin has been safely used Globally and also a registered product in the United States by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1977, with an outstanding safety record. For example it is used in common household products such as lice shampoos for children, flea dips for dogs, and numerous other products, some of which are controlled by the FDA.
Where did permethrin come from, and what are its uses?
Which insects does NOBU.GS repel?
NOBU.GS Repellent Clothing has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). The EPA requires extensive effectiveness research and data to prove a product's ability to repel insects. Many insect species and varieties of these insects have been tested, including those that can carry dangerous diseases, like Malaria, Dengue and the Zika Virus.
The repellency of Insect Shield® clothing is EPA-registered to last through 70 launderings—the expected lifetime of a garment. This is also well beyond the life of most performance finishes commonly used in the technical-apparel industry
The Insect Shield® treatment technology results from years of intensive research and field study. These diligent testing methods have confirmed the proven effectiveness of permethrin over other ingredient brands that feature citronella. Insect Shield’s testing methods follow United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, and the results conclusively prove a unique, long-lasting insect protection.