As patrons of the great outdoors, we’re very fortunate to live in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Unfortunately, we’re not alone. No matter how secluded an overlook, how secret a fishing spot, or how off-the-trail a campsite, we’re constantly being watched. And buzzed. And bitten. Mosquitoes, the bane of any outdoor experience, can make even the most seasoned hiker, boater, or fisherman cringe. Luckily, Great Outdoor Provision Co. stocks a full range of Sawyer insect repellent products. With a solution for bug problems in any application, Sawyer’s offerings are as diverse as the habitats of our state.
Permethrin Insect Repellent – This clothing application is actually a contact insecticide, killing mosquitoes and ticks on contact. Best of all, there’s no need to reapply. Simply treat your clothing then let it dry for two hours. Your clothing is transformed into a mosquito fortress that lasts through up to 6 washings! Great for applying before travel. Want even more protection? Combine the Permethrin clothing application with a topical repellent for ultimate bite prevention.
Broad Spectrum Insect Repellent Spray – Unfortunately, mosquitoes and ticks aren’t the only flying pests one runs into in the outdoors. This convenient pump spray combines the proven effectiveness of DEET to protect against mosquitoes and ticks with Sawyer’s R-326 formula to keep biting flies and gnats at bay. They also kept their Broad Spectrum repellent alcohol free in order to prevent fast absorption into the skin.
Topical Control Release Insect Repellent – Sawyer’s Control Release repellent is perfect for those not interested in frequent re-applications. Sawyer pioneered a chemical process that traps DEET capsules on the skin. Since the evaporation of the DEET chemicals is the process that deters the insects, this encapsulation process extends the life of your application by slowing the rate of evaporation.
MAXI-DEET Insect Repellent Spray – Sawyer is still the only company to offer a full 2oz. bottle of 100% DEET. They also offer the only low-odor formula available because they use the highest quality, purest DEET available. Maxi-DEET is designed for areas with dense mosquito and tick populations. Its 100% concentration is perfect for extreme conditions.
Daniel Grillo, Marketing Intern