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Gordons permethrin 10 smell

medic8ted

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Has anyone else noticed a petroleum smell after this stuff dries? Sprayed 0.5% solution (1 Oz 10% permethrin to 19 Oz water) and after spraying it until wet and drying in the shade for 2 days and being washed with scent free detergent I can still smell it.
 

Jtaylor

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It does stink but I hunt with the wind so I haven't noticed any ill effects on seeing deer I've just experienced no ticks and reduced mosquitos! Sawyer smells less but costlier.
 

sweats

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Some permethrin concentrates have petroleum distillates which give a strong smell. I'm not familiar with that particular brand, but that would be my guess.

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swd

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That's what I use. Definitely has an aroma for the first couple of washings, but I haven't noticed deer reacting to it any more than they would to me...

Play the wind!
 

Rickor

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Ive used Sawyers for years. If I can smell it I know deer down wind can. Im going to try Elimitick cover cloths as soon as it comes in. Ill still spray my boots.
 

Rickor

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Just got it today, (Elimitick ) will use it checking out my areas. Thick and loaded with ticks so Ill get a give it a good test.
 

Rickor

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First off its made in China. It catches on briar easily but so far seems fairly tough. Im sure it will tear if you rip threw briars. After a few days of checkin out a tick, chigger, mosquito, and spider infested swamp I like the Elimetick. Some mosquitos got to my face but not terrible. No ticks or chiggers got to my skin. Naturally alot of spiders and webs in the face. I like it more than my coverall pre sprayed. I like I can just grab it and go.
 

HeavyD

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I buy the concentrate stuff off Amazon and spray everything liberally. I make a gallon at a time with distilled water. It does have a smell after drying. More so than Sawyers but at a fraction of the cost. They say it last like 6 washes or so. I don't care and reapply after every wash. Overkill? Yes. But I know too many people with Lymes and would rather have treated clothes with a slight smell. I still kill nice bucks BTW.
 
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