Two Massachusetts Bros Created The Ultimate Insect Repellent Hoodie And Put It To The Test On A Mound Of Fire Ants
Mosquito, gnats, ticks, and fire ants suck. Not only are they potentially-deadly transmitters of ZIKA, Dengue, Malaria, and Yellow Fever, they will ruin your summer in a heartbeat if you’re not properly prepared to repeal them. That’s why I love this really cool Kickstarter project called NoBugs by two Gloucester, Massachusetts-based entrepreneurs. They created a badass line insect-repellent clothing line by treating their hoodies, socks, and travel pants in Permethrin — The safe, military-grade insecticidal that’s used in repelling ticks and other backwoods parasites.
Our secret ingredient is not so secret; our clothes are treated with a small percentage of Permethrin. The EPA requires extensive research to prove a product’s ability to repel insects, and Permethrin has been safely used around the world as a registered EPA product since 1977, with an outstanding safety record. You might know it by it’s market name “Nix”, for short:
The proprietary Permethrin formula is tightly bonded to fabric fibers—resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of the garment.
NoBu.gs repellent clothing with Insect Shield has been proven and registered to repel mosquitos, ticks, ants, flies, chigger and midges (no-see-ums). The EPA requires extensive effectiveness research and data to prove a product’s ability to repel insects.
The clothes themselves are cool, lightweight, anti-microbial, and super comfortable. And if you’re sick of bugs biting at your ankles all summer, their line of socks is pretty much a must-buy. They even tested the material against a massive mound of blood-thirsty Cambodian fire ants: