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Make the Flies Get Lost with Ecovet

Pesticide-Free Repellent Now Available in Improved Scent!


Zully Martinez, at TIEC

Horse owners often find their fly sprays are losing the battle against pesky flies. Many are concerned about using toxic pesticides on their horses but find that "natural" essential oil products aren't up to the job.

Enter Ecovet, a totally different type of fly spray. Developed, tested, endorsed and owned by veterinarians, Ecovet is not a pyrethrin/pyrethroid derivative (which can be toxic), and it is also not an essential oil product. 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." 

In 2018, Ecovet introduced an improved scent based on customer feedback. Dr. John describes the fragrance as an "herbal blend of lavender with a hint of tea." The updated scent does not impact Ecovet's well-known effectiveness in the fight against flies.

Even better news? Ecovet is the only repellent that 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, aka the dreaded sweet itch," notes Dr. John. Ecovet not only repels but also kills mosquitoes, flies, ticks and no-see-ums.

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Ecovet ambassador Jennifer McFall describes her experience with the fly spray, "Our facility [in California] is right next to a cow farm, so we get more than our fair share of flies! I've never found anything that works like Ecovet does. Their non-toxic fatty acid formula is completely unique to the fly control market, and it keeps our horses happy and comfortable so we can leave them outside longer, even in peak fly season!"

Horse owners can watch how Ecovet makes the flies get lost and see application tips at bit.ly/ecovetvideos. Ecovet is available for purchase at eco-vet.com.


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