Along with the summer heat comes a variety of pesky bugs. Everyone wants to go outside and enjoy the sun’s rays, but the bugs that come with the sun can make going outside very unpleasant. While there are plenty of bug repellent sprays to prevent these pests from bothering you, many of these can smell awful and won’t work for every type of insect. Fortunately, a clothing company in Minnesota has created a line of apparel that can help with this problem.
The Ticked Off Clothing Company treats all their clothing with permethrin, which is a very powerful pesticide that keeps away most insects. The best part about wearing clothes that contain permethrin? People that wear this type clothing won’t have to worry about bug bites.
Brian Sularz is a huge outdoors man, and loves to go out fishing. Mosquitos and other pesky insects would always put a damper on his fishing trips, but not anymore. Sularz is a big fan of the Ticked Off Clothing Company. He stated, “It’s nice to be in the outdoors without getting chewed up.”
The clothing company began with an idea by Mark McAlpin and his brother. Currently on the market, there aren’t many clothing options that offer bug repellent clothing for consumers. Permethrin is used to treat military clothing, but there are very few companies that offer it to the public. McAplin took advantage, and started the business in May. He decided that fisherman, campers and yard workers should be able to buy this type of clothing.
The company carries shirts, jackets, hats, pants and socks laced with permethrin. Right now, shirts are their biggest seller. McAlpin explained that the permethrin is strong enough to keep away red ants, chiggers, midges, deer flies, deer ticks and mosquitoes. As soon as the insect comes in contact with the shirt, it crumbles up and dies.
Many people that enjoy or work outdoors will become susceptible to Lyme disease or West Nile. By wearing clothing woven in permethrin, these diseases aren’t a worry anymore. This type of pesticide is approved by the EPA and appears to be highly effective, which is why McAlpin is confident of his product. He stated, “If you doubt it, I’ll refund you 100 percent.”
One of the biggest advantages of the clothing is not having to wear lotions or sprays. The clothing doesn’t have the same awful smell as many of the bug repellant sprays do.
Clothes by the Ticked Off Clothing Company are made in America, and are mainly sold online. However, there are a few local bait shops located in Minnesota that carry the brand.
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