New Research Lauds Permethrin Found in Ben’s Clothing and Gear as Effective Tick Deterrent

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LITTLETON, N.H. (June 11, 2018)—A new study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the May 24 edition of the Journal of Medical Entomology, confirms the efficacy of permethrin-treated clothing in deterring ticks capable of transmitting Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other vector-borne pathogens.

For outdoor enthusiasts unwilling to spend $80 or more on pre-treated pants, shirts and other apparel, Ben’s Complete Clothing and Gear offers an effective and affordable way to protect against ticks by treating the garments and gear they already own.

Available in a 6oz. continuous spray ($6.99) and a 24oz. pump spray ($16.00), Ben's Complete Clothing and Gear insect treatment uses a .5% permethrin formula that kills biting insects on contact, including ticks that may carry Lyme disease and mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus. Safe for use on tents, camp chairs, rain gear, and other outdoor clothing and gear, the long-lasting formula bonds to the fibers in fabric for bug bite protection that lasts up to six weeks, through several wash cycles.

Ben's Complete Clothing and Gear is available in Sportsman’s Warehouse and Sports Basement retail locations and online at www.bens30.com and Amazon.

Please direct media inquiries to Brian Smith at brian.smith@ryrg.us.

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About Ben’s: A New Hampshire-based brand specializing in total insect protection, Ben’s manufactures trusted DEET-based repellents for your skin, permethrin-based treatments for your clothing and gear, and bug-blocking head nets that won’t ruin your views. www.bens30.com

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