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Where to find permethrin & treated bed net

Postby sinecure » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:57 pm

We were highly advised to get a treated net by our travel clinic doctor, but the place in town wants $70 so there has to be a cheaper place in Canada.

Also has anyone had luck finding just straight Permethrin to treat clothes?

Look forward to hearing your suggestions.

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Postby roofie » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:05 pm

well, usually treated nets (one person) go for somewhere around 40-50 bucks but you can always just get a cheapo net for 20 and put some repellant on it.

as for permethrin I've only seen it sold in the US
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Postby podey » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:17 pm

When I went to Africa in 2005 I treated my net with permetherin. I bought the net at Campor ($29.99) and the permetherin ($7.99) there too. Link below

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/store ... &langId=-1
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Postby ballu » Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:20 pm

Have you tried MEC? http://www.mec.ca ...there's one in Vancouver.
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Postby sinecure » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:29 pm

MEC has no treated products, that I was able to see, nor do they sell permetherin spray.
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Postby sinecure » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:12 pm

After some extensive emailing and searching... I received the following.

You can purchase Sawyer Products for shipment to Canada from
http://outdoors-online.net/International/ . Shipment is via US Postal
Service. Aerosols are prohibited from traveling via mail but all other
products are available and shown on the web site, including SP652
Permethrin Soak. Order by the 8-casepack and save over individual purchase.


Not an endorsement, but a source if you are looking for this product like my self.

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Re: Where to find permethrin & treated bed net

Postby Coralie » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:11 am

I had the same problem a few years ago and after a ridiculous amount of research found out that, in Canada, it can only be sold to military personnel for official missions (as the government has not yet decided if they consider it safe or not for civil use). So, I had to buy it from an American company (Us equivalent of MEC: REI) and get it shipped over for the extra bucks. I highly recommend treating both your mosquito net and the clothing you will be wearing the most. On my last trip, I treated my net, my sarong and 2 pairs of capris, 4 tops and my sneakers. Managed the entire trip without any DEET (hate the smell and skin reaction I get from the stuff) and only got a handful of mosquito bites.
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Re: Where to find permethrin & treated bed net

Postby ballu » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:10 pm

I needed to have a mozzie net for a recent trip to Uganda, I bought mine at MEC...the guy assured me it would be big enough for a single sized bed. It was as long curled up in the fetal position somewhere in the middle. I ended up buying a much better one in Kampala for a lot less money and donating the MEC one to an orphanage.

This wasn't for a GAP trip though...generally nets are provided in areas where they're needed on GAP trips.
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Re: Where to find permethrin & treated bed net

Postby roofie » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:39 pm

ballu wrote:I needed to have a mozzie net for a recent trip to Uganda, I bought mine at MEC...the guy assured me it would be big enough for a single sized bed. It was as long curled up in the fetal position somewhere in the middle. I ended up buying a much better one in Kampala for a lot less money and donating the MEC one to an orphanage.

This wasn't for a GAP trip though...generally nets are provided in areas where they're needed on GAP trips.


yeah, got the same problem with my net. I just bought alot of string to tie to corners so that it at least wasn't in direct contact with my skin.

Got my latest batch of permethrin from a shop in the UK, but wasn't entirely satisfied with it's protection. Had to supplement it with some 15-20% deet "roll on" in the really bad areas.
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Re: Where to find permethrin & treated bed net

Postby graybeard » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:57 pm

Just in case this point is missed: permethrin is effective for spraying on fabric but is NOT for use on the skin. For exposed areas one can use DEET or, my strong preference, picaridin. This stuff is harder to find, but works as well as DEET, is less oily and stinks less. In US, one name brand is Cutter Advance Sport. Look carefully at the label as they have other products with similar names that are DEET products.
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