Oh yeah on the permethrin. I’ve not known anyone having Lyme disease here but research shows that some have had it in my county and several around it.
I do know of several people, my brother in Dallas included, who have had West Nile virus which is spread by mosquitoes. It’s bad mocus also.
Permethrin is handy there also but some kind of repellant is necessary in addition.
Like Doc and Mike are stressing, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Believe me, even in our drought we have skeeters and ticks.