Insect repellent clothing can prevent Lyme Disease
July 27, 2016
Lyme disease is mainly spread by Ixodes Scapularis, commonly referred to as deer ticks, or black-legged ticks. There are approximately 300,000 reported cases of Lyme disease all across America every year, according to the CDC. It has the dubious distinction of afflicting many more Americans than breast cancer and HIV/AIDS, and is preventable in many cases through proper tick protection and insect repellent clothing.
Because it’s often misdiagnosed, the actual number of people that contract it each year is believed to be higher. Classified as a bacterial infection, people afflicted by Lyme disease in the early stages exhibit many of the following symptoms;
Tick protection needed for those at higher risk
Because the arachnids that transmit Lyme disease live in grassy, or wooded areas, tick protection and insect repellent clothing is especially helpful to people who spend a good deal of time in these types of locales. Children, senior citizens, and those who make a living outdoors are more at risk than others. The CDC states that limiting exposure to ticks is the best way to avoid Lyme Disease, and the Mayo Clinic even cites using insect repellent and wearing insect repellent clothing treated with Permethrin as an effective means of tick protection.
How insect repellent clothing keeps ticks away
EPA-approved insect repellent clothing from NOBU.GS using Insect Shield® technology (which fuses the insecticide Permethrin to fabric fibers) is an effective, and easy way to provide tick protection. Permethrin is a synthetic insecticide engineered to ward off insects that emulates the natural repellent found in chrysanthemums. Ticks die on contact with insect repellent clothing bonded with Permethrin, and studies have shown it to offer close to 100% tick protection. While Permethrin has been proven to kill ticks, it is not harmful to humans and animals. Having been registered with the EPA for decades. Permethrin is poorly absorbed by human skin.
EPA-approved tick protection
Insect Shield®’s technology uses low amounts of the insecticide during the bonding process, with no need for re-application. Insect Shield®’s proprietary method is done in an environmentally safe way, and has been tested vigorously for safety in human contact, and the environment. Insect Shield®’s technology is used in NOBU.GS insect repellent apparel and insect repellent gear.