Thursday, September 2, 2010

Military Seeks Uniform Bug Protection

The Military would like a standard anti-pest protection for their Uniforms. Marine Corps Times reports that the Department of Defense is seeking a specific policy for treating all military grade materials in the same fashion in order to provide for the best overall insect repellant system in all clothing worn by the armed forces. Read Now

Our No Fly Zone Army Combat Uniforms by Propper are designed specifically to provide protection from insects while on duty in all capacities. These are great for military function and also can carry over into other scenarios when bugs can become a problem.

Here are some of the key features offered by Propper No Fly Zone ACU.

What is No Fly Zone™? 
A permethrin-based technology that helps prevent the spread of insect-borne
diseases by repelling insects from the body through clothing, uniforms or gear.
What is Permethrin?

A man-made insecticide, effective against multiple species of crawling and
flying insects, including mosquitoes, ticks, ants, chiggers, flies, and midges.

The patented process is achieved by cross linking permethrin
onto fabrics before manufacturing. This binding system provides
a uniform application across the fabric and unprecedented durability.

Overall Safety 
For the general public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends use of permethrin-treated clothing when traveling
to areas where they will be exposed to disease carrying insects.

Product has been registered with the EPA and tested by the United States Military.

Global Threat of Infectious Diseases 
Internationally, there is growing concern regarding insect-borne disease.
Infectious diseases remain the third leading cause of death in the
United States each year, and the second leading cause of death worldwide.

For many of these insect-borne diseases there are no vaccines or therapeutic drugs,
and preventative measures are vital for disease protection.

In a field trial, persons wearing permethrin-treated uniforms and 35% Deet (on exposed skin)
had more than 99% protection (1 bite/hour) over eight hours, even under conditions of in-
tense biting pressures...unprotected persons have received an average of 1188 bites/hour.

Fabric testing has indicated incredible durability with an 80% retention rate
after 25 home launderings and 70% after 50 home launderings.

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