It can be the challenge of every horse owner to keep the horses always be free from fly and other insects. Flies are not only annoying, they also carry disease and can be hazard as well. If you’re not able to reapply often, it is better to go with long lasting fly spray product. With the long lasting sprays, it can protect your horses from flies for a few days or even 2 weeks.
Not only the long time used, I also look at the price, ingredients and features of fly sprays to make up this list. To simplify the options, here are the 5 best fly sprays for long duration available in the market.
UltraShield Ex fly spray stand at the top of my list for many reasons. You may be surprised to know that it can help control the fly for up to 17 days. Besides, it is designed to be weatherproof, sweat-resistant that can be used during rainy season. I consider it as one of the most effective insecticide repellent including fly, mosquitoes, and tick.
It contains natural Pyrethrins and active ingredients, what makes it works fast and lasts for days. There are also sunscreens and conditioners like aloe and lanolin in its formula. The sunscreen will protect your horse from sunrise.
Although it may not always stick on the horse as long as 17 days as it claims, it is hard to find the other spray products that can has as long duration as this one. It is premix and ready to use in a 32-ounce spray bottle. However, its powerful may result in irritation.
Farnam Endure Fly Spray has the special formula that can works in even wet conditions which makes it excellent fly spray for resist sweaty and rainy. Additionally, It provide a long duration for control fly up to 14 days. It is the only fly spray that contain RepeLock conditioner, what helps it binds to the horse coat for long time.
This fly spray may relatively more expensive than other alternative options but it will provide the value that worth your money. It has the active ingredients are cypermethrin, 0.15%, pyrethrins, 0.20%, piperonyl butoxide, 1.60%, and butoxypolypropylene glycol, 5.00%. The special technology ensure the long lasting protection for horses no matter the weather condition is.
If you are looking for the water-based formula fly spray that can provide long lasting protection, there are not much product on the market like Farnam Tri-Tec 14 Fly Repellent Spray. It is designed to protects your horse against six types of flies plus gnats, mosquitoes, lice, and deer ticks.
This product provide long-lasting protection for up to 14 days. Its ingredients are cypermethrin, pyrethrins, piperonyl butoxide, and butoxypolypropylene glycol. Not only that, it also includes sunscreen to protect your horse from the sunlight. It available in a 50-ounce jug but you will need to buy a spray bottle serapately.
This is the fly spray that can be used in even rainy season due to its water-proof. This also allows it to resist of being washed away by the horse’s sweat. You can apply this by wiping or spraying on the horse body. It is designed by pyrethrum-based formula. It not noly provides superior fly protection, but also make the horse’s hair nice shine.
This is an extremely effective product as you just need to use 1 to 2 ounces and it will kille the flies for up to 24 hours before you need to reapply it. It require only once time application per dat for the greatest effectiveness. It has the pleasant scent from citronella.
If you are looking for some thing that organic, totally safe and enviroment friendly but still provides long lasting protection for your horses, Absorbine UltraShield Green is a natural fly repellent that can be safely use for you and your animals.
Its formula is uses essential oils to repel flies, not kill them. The natural ingredients includes citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint, cedarwood, lavender, and tea tree essential oils. Although it does not has the active ingredients as power as the previous options, but this fly sprau can protect your horse for up to 8 hours. It also comes with the nice smell and improve the shiny coat for the horses.