Don’t spray Permethrin on your skin. Spray it on your clothes. One bottle is designed to saturate a pair of pants, a shirt and socks with a bug-repellent compound that’s proven over decades to repel insects. Dampen the clothes with the spray and then seal them in a clear bag or other container to warm and dry in the sun, locking in the repellent factor. Permethrin is a synthetic chemical that acts like extracts from chrysanthemums and is so successful, clothing companies like ExOfficio use it on some apparel.
TIPS: If you are going into heavy insect country, by all means treat at least one set of clothes with this chemical and keep it on you. This is especially true of tick and chigger country.
RESULTS: It worked. Insects stayed away when wearing just a bandanna treated with the stuff. In forays into tick country, not a single creature found a hold.