"According to the Defense Department, Lyme disease continues to be the top domestic threat to U.S. troops when it comes to bug-borne diseases, with illnesses carried by mosquitoes being the major challenge overseas."
Officials declined to provide details on the new product, which is still being tested and evaluated, but said it may be used "at a lower toxicity level" and last a uniform's lifetime. Permethrin lasts through about 50 launderings.
FLDA Note: Transmission of Lyme and other bacterial, viral and parasitic infections can take place in a matter of MINUTES, particularly if the tick is not removed properly. There is no minimum attachment time for transmission of a Lyme disease infection. The arbitrary 24 hour minimum attachment presumption is extremely misleading and can have life-altering consequences if an infection is not treated early. <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4278789/#b19