Date: 5/9/19 12:00 pm
From: Noah Bers <noahbers...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
Jim - That is accurate. Permethrin bonds very well to 100% cotton and wool and a bit less so to poly-blends. Soaking will adhere better than spraying in this case. Take that people who say jeans aren't outdoor clothing :-)

Abrasian is a primary reason that permethrin needs to be reapplied so I spray my shoes more frequently.

On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:54:24 PM UTC-4, Jim Moore wrote:
> Thanks Emily for the info and my sympathies. 
> I should follow up on a post I made yesterday about 10 ticks crawling up pants I had sprayed with Permethrin.  Now that I think about it, though I spray most of my field pants, I may not have yet sprayed those particular pants with Permethrin, and that might have been part of my problem.  I have seen two ticks crawling up my sprayed pants in the past however--but those were nylon pants, and I'm not sure Permethrin adheres so well to nylon.
> Also, I believe wellies can help in deterring ticks that try to attach low to the ground.  I have never seen ticks on the wellies I routinely wear.  But of course they won't help for ticks attaching higher, such as from tall grass or tree branches.
> Good birding!
> Jim Moore
> Rockville

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