Tick Wraps are a Layer of Protection
Tick wraps add an extra layer of protection from ticks and tick-borne illnesses. If you live in a wooded area or spend a lot of time outdoors, they provide enhanced peace of mind and help you avoid contracting dangerous infections, such as Lyme disease. An easy addition to you outdoor wardrobe!
Tick wraps are worn on the lower legs, a site where ticks can easily latch onto humans. These garments are treated with Permethrin, which is a synthetic Chrysanthemum-based oil that repels ticks. In the wild, this is the same oil that protects plants from insects! These tick wraps remain effective through up to seventy washes.
Safe and Effective
Although it is a chemical, Permethrin is very safe for use by humans. Our bodies create an enzyme that protects us from any harmful side effects, and it does not get absorbed through our skin. However, Permethrin can pose a risk to cats, so tick wraps should stored in an area where your cat won’t find them.
Recommended by the CDC
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of Permethrin-treated clothing to protect against ticks. According to the results of a CDC study, “All tested tick species and life stages experienced irritation—the ‘hot-foot’ effect—after coming into contact with permethrin-treated clothing,” says Lars Eisen, Ph.D., research entomologist at the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and senior author on the study. “This caused the ticks to drop off from a vertically oriented treated textile designed to mimic a pant leg or the arm of a shirt. We also found that sustained contact with permethrin-treated clothing—up to 5 minutes—resulted in loss of normal movement for all examined tick species and life stages, leaving them unable to bite.”
If you and your family spend a lot of time outdoors in tick-prone areas, don’t wait. Purchase your tick wraps today for an extra layer of tick prevention.
Here is a list of additional organizations that recommend the use of Permethrin-treated clothing: