The BugsAway Paisley Bandana provides long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection. Permethrin, the active ingredient in Insect Shield®, is invisible, odorless, and tightly bonded to the fabric fibers, and lasts the expected lifetime of the garment (70 washes). It repels mosquitoes (including those carrying West Nile virus and malaria), ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). The Bandana can be worn a variety of ways for versatile protection and is perfect for you or your K9. Finally, you can stop swatting bugs and start focusing on the adventure. Insect Shield repellent lasts 70 washings.