DoD Repellent System

The U.S. military has effective countermeasures against bites and stings from disease vectors and nuisance insects, ticks, and other pests.  The military recommends use of permethrin for uniforms and bed nets treatment, and application of an insect repellent on exposed skin.  Concurrent use of repellents on the skin (DEET or Picaridin) and clothing (permethrin) should provide maximum personal protection against arthropods.  The following repellent products are approved by the AFPMB and are available for requisition through Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) supply system:


Clothing Repellents
Permethrin Concentrate Permethrin Concentrate
(NSN 6840-01-334-2666)
  • 40% Liquid
  • For treatment of uniforms or equivalent as stated on the label
  • MSDS,  Label
Permethrin 6 oz Spray Can Permethrin 6 Oz Spray Can
(NSN 6840-01-278-1336)
  • 0.5% Permethrin
  • For treatment of outer surfaces of uniforms, bed nets, civilian clothing, and socks
  • Repels and kills ticks, chiggers, and mosquitoes
  • MSDS,  Label
IDA Kit Individual Dynamic Absorption (IDA) Kit
(NSN 6840-01-345-0237)
  • 40% Permethrin
  • For treatment of uniforms or equivalent as stated on the label
  • MSDS,  Label
Skin Repellents
Ultrathon Ultrathon™ by 3M
(NSN 6840-01-284-3982)
  • 33% controlled release DEET lotion
  • One application protects for 12 hours against mosquitoes
  • Also repels ticks, biting flies, chiggers, gnats, and fleas
  • MSDS,  Label
Ultra 30 by Sawyer Ultra 30™ by Sawyer
(NSN 6840-01-584-8393)
  • Contains 30% DEET lipsome formula
  • Repels sand flies, mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, biting flies, and fleas
  • MSDS,  Label
Natrapel pump spray Natrapel™ pump spray
(NSN 6840-01-619-4795)
  • Contains 20% Picaridin
  • Repels  insects and ticks up to 8 hours
  • MSDS,  Label
Cutter pump spray Cutter™ pump spray
(NSN 6840-01-584-8598)
  • Contains 25% DEET
  • Repels mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and fleas
  • MSDS,  Label
Chigg Away Chigg Away
(NSN 6840-01-137-8456)
  • Contains 10% sulfur
  • Repels chiggers
  • MSDS,  Label
IR3535 Bullseye™ Bug Repellent - IR3535
(NSN 6840-01-656-7707)
Important Links
  1. Fact Sheet: DoD Insect Repellent System
  2. AFPMB Technical Guide 36: Personal Protective Measures Against Insects and Other Arthropods of Military Significance
  3. Repellents Instructional Videos:
Procedure for Ordering Repellents

Insect repellent NSNs are ordered directly by military or federal activities via funded MILSTRIP requisitions or via DOD EMALL. Insect repellents are Class 3 supply items.  Users should contact their S4 POC or the DLA Chemist for any technical/quality/logistical/ordering inquires/questions at 804-279-3995

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