Sometimes you have no choice but to use spray to protect your animals and yourself from pesky and potentially harmful insects. These can include Mosquitoes, Gnats, Ticks, Wasps, Horse and Deer Flies, No-see-ums, Chiggers, Fleas, Culicoides and more, as well as regular House Flies and Biting Stable Flies.
You should not have to spray very often for House Flies and Biting Stable Flies if you are using Fly Predators, unless you are away from your property or started them late in the season. However, Fly Predators do not affect all the other insects that might be in your vicinity so we’ve always said it’s OK to spray, but do it appropriately.
There are basically two types of sprays:
The safety and efficacy requirements to register a pesticide today are much more stringent than before. Just like a 2011 car is safer and gets better mileage than a 1980’s era car (when the majority of the top selling equine fly sprays were registered). If you need to use fly spray, our suggestion is to use the one that’s passed the toughest tests.
Free re-useable applicator “Mitt” ($10.95 value) with your first fly spray order of the year equalling $80 or more. Great for applying repellent around your animals’ eyes and to avoid breathing spray or getting it on your skin. It cleverly folds up into itself with zip lock seal that keeps the soft damp applicator side protected from dust. Also great for applying grooming lotions so you might want to get several.
It makes much more sense to buy Ultrashield® by the gallon rather than a quart. You’ll save over 30% and chances are you’ll use a gallon’s worth sooner or later. Its shelf life is 5 years.
With your first gallon from us you’ll also get at no cost three exclusive items that will make it easier or safer to apply spray. The first is an advanced spray bottle ($8 value) with a finer mist that works in any position. The second is a reusable/resealable applicator Mitt ($11 value) that’s great for applying around your horse’s eyes and keeping you from breathing the spray or getting it on your skin. The third is a pump applicator for the gallon bottle that easily refills the sprayer or applies it to the Mitt.
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