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Could laundry detergent manufacturers include insect repellant in their detergent or fabric conditioners ?
I guess this would be useful if you laundered all your holiday outfits before you traveled, and it would save spraying insect repellent directly onto the skin.
I admit this would be no use to
'INSECT CONTROL WITH SOAPS AND DETERGENTS'
'Soap and detergents act strictly as contact insecticides, with no residual effect', so repellant must be added separately. [angel, Aug 24 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]
[bnip, Dec 15 2009]
||The problem with adding insect repellant to detergent is that the detergent is (should be) rinsed out during the laundry process. Maybe a citronella-scented thingy in your tumble-dryer?
||The hair product people seem to have solved the rinsing out problem - shampoo and conditioner in one