To win the battle against flies and other pests, more and more horse owners are consistently reaching for Ecovet, a totally different type of fly spray. A 2019 research study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology confirms Ecovet’s standout success against flies: In head-to head comparisons with other fly spray products, the researchers found that Ecovet is the most effective at inhibiting flies and Ecovet lasts the longest. In fact, Ecovet was the only repellent in the study that inhibited flies for the full duration of the two-day trial. The study compared a wide range of commercially available repellents, including those marketed as natural and those with synthetic pyrethroids as active ingredients. To learn more visit ecovet.com/study.
Developed, tested, endorsed and owned by veterinarians, Ecovet does not contain toxic pesticides such as pyrethroids, and it is not an essential oil product, which can offer limited effectiveness. Instead, Ecovet’s formulation is 5% each of three food-grade fatty acids, 84% volatile silicone oil and 1% fragrance. Ecovet founder Dr. Tim John, a veterinarian, explains how the fly spray works so well: “After Ecovet is applied, the fatty acids evaporate and create a vapor barrier around the horse. This confuses and overwhelms an insect’s normal directional ability — basically its ‘GPS.’ Thanks to this Ecovet barrier, the insect simply can’t locate the horse as its next victim.”
As a spatial repellent, Ecovet safely and effectively stops insects (including mosquitoes, flies, ticks and no-see-ums) from landing on the horse. Ecovet has been tested and is endorsed by veterinarians, and is a veterinarian-owned company.
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This additional benefit of Ecovet helps prevent insect-related skin sensitivity by stopping insects from landing on the horse in the first place. “If insects don’t land, they don’t bite. And if a horse isn’t bitten, there’s less chance for insect-related skin reactions or hypersensitivity, a.k.a. the dreaded sweet itch,” notes Dr. John. Ecovet not only repels but also kills flies, mosquitoes, ticks and no-see-ums. Horse owners can find out why Ecovet is a real alternative to toxic pesticides at eco-vet.com/different. It’s available in a 4-oz. travel size, 18-oz.and gallon refills.
This content was paid for and provided by Ecovet, so the views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the Chronicle.