TheTickSuit is 100% organic pre washed cotton. Wear it over light clothes. It’s tough and you can wash and dry it over and over. It’s one piece, so your shirt and pants don’t separate as you bend over. If you want, add a chemical barrier by spraying your suit with permethrin or another insecticide.
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When you’re done, unzip and remove the suit outside without having to pull anything over your head. Put the suit in TheTickSuit bag supplied with the suit and throw the bag and suit in the washer or dryer to keep the ticks out of your house. Wash and then dry for ~1 hour to insure that any hidden ticks are dessicated. Alternatively, just dry the suit for ~ 15 minutes to kill any hidden ticks.
Sleeves stay in place as you put on your gardening gloves or work in the weeds. The thumbhole fabric wicks moisture, reducing sweat.
The legs stay in place as you put on your shoes or boots. Bend your knees and the legs won’t climb. Wear your socks under or over the stirrups.
You don’t want those creatures crawling down the back of your neck. The hood protects your scalp and neck as you bend under tall plants or bushes.
Too sunny? Want to wear a sunhat? Unzip the hood and remove for future use.
Will the suits shrink?
The suits are pre-shrunk and should not shrink further.
Do we have Women's XL?
We do not have a Women's XL yet. Please order Men's size with appropriate height.
Do we have wider sizes?
We heard you. We are all shaped differently. We are developing a more relaxed size, but it takes time, so please keep checking if you think you the sizes are currently not made for you.
Do the suits have pockets
We have added two pockets in all suits.
What colors are available?
The new versions are now available in white for both men and women. The men's suit has a green zipper and the women's has a blue zipper.
How do I wear TheTickSuit?
Let me count the ways. At 5’6” (well really now maybe 5’5 1/2” on a good day) and 140 pounds (well maybe 140 on a good day), one of our team wears a women’s medium. Except when her woman’s medium is dirty and she wears a small men’s suit. And she is very happy in either – just glad to have a suit. We recommend a tee-shirt and gym shorts under the suit in the warm weather. In colder weather, we recommend a base layer, long underwear, or leggings. The suit will most likely not fit over thick pants or jeans. What about socks inside or over the stirrups? Well, she prefers socks over the stirrups, then the stirrups stay nicely in place when she pulls on shoes or boots.
What do I do with the suit when I'm done gardening?
Don't bring the ticks in with you. Remove the suit outside and put it in the canvas bag - that's what it's for - and leave it outside until you are ready to wash or dry it in the bag. It will fall out of the bag in the washer.
What kind of gardening is it good for?
One of our team (yes the one who was formerly 5'6") says she would use it for all gardening, although her flower garden is decimated by deer. Or rabbits. Her main activity is waging war against invasive plants – bittersweet, Japanese knotweed, garlic mustard. And the invasive plants battle each other and the winner is…mile-a-minute. Now she can join the battle and pull vines without fear of creatures crawling between her shirt and pants or down the back of her neck. But if you are lucky, and have a beautiful flower or vegetable garden, the suit is still for you. Ticks are everywhere.
Does the suit completely block ticks?
Let’s be honest – tenatious critters can get in anywhere, but we believe this will give them pause. While developing the suit, we spoke to an entomologist and former Senior Museum Specialist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He basically said no fabric will completely block ticks unless it’s shiny plastic or dusty - they can climb on anything. Well, you can't garden in plastic. We believe the fabric will deter them and reduce their ability to get to you. Even better, treat TheTickSuit with permethrin – we do.
Are ticks attracted to white clothing?
Ticks don't care about the color of your clothing. This has actually been studied. They are attracted by your smell (carbon dioxide, ammonia, or other body odors), body heat, moisture, vibration, or shadow. White or light colors are recommended to help you see any ticks that may attach.