- Oct 24, 2012
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dedicate a pair of pants for hiking and spray them with permethrin.
I get most ticks while mowing, clearing and using my own 11 acres. I've had tick disease twice, my wife has had it, and so have all my dogs. I've sprayed clothes, tents and camping gear with permethrin, which seems to work, but got tired of repeating this process. So, I watched for sales and bought myself two pairs of permethrin treated socks, one pair of pants, one long sleeve pullover shirt, and one long sleeve button shirt. These clothes are supposed to retain their permethrin treatment for up to 50 washings.
The important thing is to have your pants tucked in your socks, have long sleeve shirts and wear a hat. The ticks often come down from branches above. When your clothing barrier is treated with permethrin, that's about the best you can do.