This is a discussion on Anti Tick Pants within the DIY forums, part of the General Discussion category; In some states ticks are a problem. And you catch some nasty stuff from being tick bit so,,,,,,,, I'm looking at a pair of jeans ...
In some states ticks are a problem. And you catch some nasty stuff from being tick bit so,,,,,,,,
I'm looking at a pair of jeans and the way the jeans are hemmed is it looks like
I could run a string of some kind and pull them tight around my boots.
Like a hooded sweatshirt hood.with a pull string. Wonder if this would work?
I would think it would have to help
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Sounds like a good plan. Will say dont put any flea or tick collars around the ankles. A bunch of Army Reserve guys tried that at summer camp at Fort Hood a few years back. They all came down with a bad case of sore throats for some reason. Must be some nasty old chemical poisons in those things.
Why not spray some Permetherin on a few pairs of socks and jeans?
It supposed to last through 6 washings.
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Ticks will still probably just grab onto the material and eventually crawl their way to your skin for their lunch.
Treat pants and socks ( all clothing ) with permethrin then tuck pant legs into socks. BDU pants had strings like what you are talking about I always thought they were a pita .
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The woods around Ye Olde Homestead are loaded with deer ticks. I never go "out back" without a tick defense.
I really dislike putting chemicals on my skin, even those that are supposedly harmless. They said the same thing about Agent Orange.
I revert to my military days and use blousing bands. The ones available today are light years ahead of the 1960's style.
This is what I use to secure the bottom of my pant legs:
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I go to TSC and buy ($20) a quart of permethrin concentrate (10%), dilute a liter at a time 20:1 with distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray down sets of clothing:socks, pants, shirts. Let them air dry and they are good for a month. I do 2 or 3 sets of clothes at a time so I have clean set handy.
The quart bottle concentrate makes 5-gal total when diluted (20:1, 0.5%) and should last most people a year or two.
This is way cheaper than buying the sprays sold for clothing.
Make sure you by material that only contains permethrin.
P.S. for the string ties for pant legs I just wear BDUs