1. Soaking clothing – https://sectionhiker.com/permethrin-soak-method-guide/
Martin’s Permethrin 10% Multi-Purpose Insecticide, 32oz (1 Quart)
I know that sites like Consumer Reports say not to “mix your own.” This a non-registered with the EPA usage.
My Amazon review
water based so great for clothes soaking, indoor use
We live just south of Ithaca, NY so we have a major issue with ticks and Lyme. For 2018 we soaked our outdoor clothes with Martin’s – diluted to 1/2 % or 0.5%, per sectionhiker. We didn’t get ticks, and didn’t need Lyme treatment.
This year, the several times we didn’t wear our treated clothing from last year, we found ticks on us. So back to soaking our outdoor clothes. We are buying another quart for 2019.
Soaking is similar to dyeing – soak overnight in 1/2 % solution, we use a 5 gal bucket or a 2 1/2 gal storage bag. Hang to drip dry over a tub to catch the drips. Good for 60 days or 7 washes. Store treated stuff out of direct sunlight if possible, or treat more often.
Ratio is 1 to 20 so I put 3 oz of concentrate in 64 oz, 1/2 gal of water. And use that 1/2 gal as my basic unit/building block.
2. I use this in a 2nd bucket for the initial drip drying of soaked stuff. – Grit Guard The Insert with Washboard Combo Pack
3. An insect spray for your exposed skin: Natrapel 20% Picaridin formula.