Summer dos and don’ts: Tick safety - Indianapolis Recorder

However, the best way to prevent ticks is by wearing an EPA registered insect repellent. For those who want to take it a step further, Green recommends treating clothes with the insecticide Permethrin, which can be put on clothes and, once it dries, is effective for several washings. Permethrin not only repels ticks but stuns them, so they just fall off of clothes.