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linky123
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Wondered if anyone knew how many times I would need to wash a sleeping bag to remove 'Repel' spray. I think the active ingredient is permathtin.

We no longer have the can, so I can't check the directions to see how long it lasts.

We no longer use the bag for camping, and it's a good one the kids can use for sleepovers etc. I just want to get the chemicals out of it.

Any advice about what kind of detergent to use would be helpful as well.

Thanks.

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You might ask here:

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linky123
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Thank you, Keebler.

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I think I remember reading that it lasts through 3 washings.

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It is recommended to retreat clothing that has been sprayed with permethrin every 6 weeks to keep the tick killing action effective.

It is also recommended to retreat your clothing after every 6 washings to be protected.

I do not have info on how many weeks/months, if ever, it takes for the chemicals to be totally removed from previously treated material.

Might be cheaper & easier to give the sleeping bags to a near-by animal shelter- being sure they know they were treated- and get new or used ones for the kids.

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Just to let you know that permathtin is very deadly to fish....meaning when it's laundered the run off water gets into rivers and waterways and kills fish.

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My can says it lasts for six washings.

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Ok, thanks, six washings might ruin the sleeping bag...too bad, as it's a good one. Don't want to kill any fish anyway.

Thanks.

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Yeah its around 6-8.

Permethrin is also bad for cats

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So I probably shouldn't put it outside for my dogs to sleep on.

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