US Army Launches Website About Permethrin-Treated Uniforms

Throughout history, more soldiers have died from insects than from bullets or bombs, since insects like mosquitoes and lice can vector diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, or typhus.

To combat this, the US Army has been treating uniforms with permethrin, which repels mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers and flies. There are no known health risks associated with wearing the permethrin-treated uniforms, and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing permethrin-treated clothing for disease prevention.

Click here for the Army web page.

The following videos explain the importance of treated uniforms for combat soldiers, and show how the uniforms repel mosquitoes:


Read more at:

Permethrin Factory-Treated Army Combat Uniforms (ACU Permethrin)

USAPHC Fact Sheet 18-076-0713, Permethrin Factory-Treated Army Combat Uniforms

EPA Permethrin Fact Sheet

US Army Brochure on Permethrin-Treated Uniforms


  1. […] For more information about these uniforms, along with videos explaining how they are used, go to Entomology Today. […]

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