Insect Shield Repellent Apparel and Gear like the Atwater Carey pre-treated mosquito nets and screens are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The Insect Shield process works by binding a proprietary permethrin formula tightly to the fabric fibers of the nets and screens, resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of the products without re-treatment. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing.
Permethrin has been successfully used in the United States as an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered product since 1977, with an excellent safety record. It is used in lice shampoos for children, flea dips for dogs, and various other products, some of which are regulated by the FDA.
Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel like the Atwater Carey Head Net has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). Insect Shield® Repellent Gear like the Sleep Screen Pop-Up Net and Double Circular Net has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and flies. The EPA requires extensive effectiveness data to prove a product's ability to repel insects. Many species and varieties of these insects have been tested, including those that can carry dangerous diseases.
Insect Shield technology results from years of intensive research and field study. Numerous studies have confirmed the effectiveness of permethrin-treated clothing as an insect repellent. Insect Shield’s own testing methods follow United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, and the results conclusively show that our unique, long-lasting insect protection works.
The repellency of Insect Shield apparel is EPA registered to last through 70 launderings the expected lifetime of a item. This is also well beyond the life of most performance finishes commonly used in the technical-apparel industry.