What is the difference between 5% permethrin and 0.20 permethrin in bug spray

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Since: Jun 12

Star City, AR

#1 Jun 24, 2012
How to fine permethrin to make my own cream, we put 5% on us but the bug stuff says .20 ? does anyone know the difference? THANKS

Thunder Bay, Canada

#2 Jul 13, 2012
You can not find Permethrin to make your own cream you have to use one of the Permethrin creams that is 5% and is made to treat scabies, there are many different brands depending on what country you are in.

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Itchy Scratchy

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Jul 13, 2012
The bug sprays with .2 equates to just 0.2 percent (very minimal)= you need 5%.

Bug sprays will have, at most, 1% permethrin.

Don't use the bugsprays on yourself - in addition to not having near enough permethrin, they have a host of other non-human friendly compounds.
cow doc

United States

#4 Sep 12, 2012
go to your farm supply store and get DERVET PERMETHRIN 10% and mix it to the recamended amount for mange mites,, 1.28 oz to 1 gal water,,then use it in place of the cream you are talking about,, if you insest on cream ,mix body cream and the the ''1.28 oz to 1 gal water'' solution at 50/50. it will be a bit runnie but will do the job..
One more thing, Oral IVERMECTIN is an effective and cost-comparable alternative to topical agents in the treatment of mange mites or scabies. also at your farm supply store.. use both at the same time for best results...

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