Accession Number:

ADA011130

Title:

Insect Repellent Jackets: A Protective Item for Use Against Blood-Feeding Diptera.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A new insect repellent jacket constructed of polyester and cotton netting has been developed. The Naval Medical Field Research Laboratory began studying the possibility of using cool, wide-mesh netting treated with space repellents in 1965. Insect repellent jackets were developed as a result of the initial research. The current jacket is lightweight and cool. It is designed as a waist-length overjacket with extra length sleeves and a hood with an open face. The production model has front closure snaps in addition to a drawstring on the hood. Good consumer acceptance has been received from test users. The jacket to date has proven effective against mosquitoes, Leptoconops, Culicoides, black flies, and deer flies.

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE