|Insect protective work field shirt available in stone and light blue
. 100% cotton, 4.4 oz. per sq. yard/150 gsm twill
. Left chest pocket
. Two button cuffs
. Shirt-tail hem
. Hi-Vis: Reflective taping at critical areas
. Insect Shield logo on the right sleeve
This Insect and mosquito protective field work shirt is an essential piece of kit for high risk area,s where malaria and other insect borne-diseases are a problem, millions of dollars are lost on delayed projects due to illness from insect borne-disease.
Every day, millions of employees and travellers are exposed to insects that can carry malaria dengue fever, trypanosomiasis, filariasis, leishmaniasis and other dangerous insect spread diseases.
Our insect and mosquito protective clothing range is designed in two categories work and travel and what is unique about insect shields clothing range is its long lasting protection - proven to last through 70 washings (virtually the life of the garment) it is a vital solution for employees living in harms way. It is like wearing a suit of armour against insects
Insect shield is an approved vendor of the US Army and US Marine Corps, it is implementing long lasting permethrin treatment on all uniforms
Which insects does Insect Shield deter?
Insect Shield® protective Apparel has been proven and registered to deter mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). Insect Shield® protective Gear has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and flies. The EPA requires extensive effectiveness data to prove a product's ability to repel insects. Many species and varieties of these insects have been tested, including those that can carry dangerous diseases.
How did permethrin originate, and what are its uses?
The Insect Shield process binds a proprietary permethrin formula tightly to fabric fibers-resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of apparel. Permethrin has been successfully used in the United States as an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered product since 1977, with an excellent safety record. It is used in lice shampoos for children, flea dips for dogs, and various other products, some of which are regulated by the FDA.
The Health Protection Agency of the UK now recommends the option of treating your clothing with permethrin or using treated clothing to help prevent catching malaria.