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During a Rough Fly Season Get the Best Efficacy and Value from UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent

Posted by Animal Care Team on
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As every equestrian knows, a bad fly season can turn peaceful barn life into a constant battle against buzzing pests. In these challenging times, having effective fly sprays like UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent is essential not just for comfort but also for the health and well-being of our beloved horses. Here's how you can maximize the value of UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent to combat those pesky flies effectively.

Buying in Bulk: Gallons for Better Savings

When flies are at their worst, it's wise to stock up on UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent in larger quantities. Purchasing gallons instead of smaller bottles not only ensures you're prepared for the long haul but also saves you money in the process. The cost per ounce decreases significantly when you buy in bulk, proving a savings on average of 24%. This not only stretches your budget further but also ensures you have enough spray on hand to maintain a consistent defense against flies.

Following Best Application Practices

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Applying fly spray correctly is key to its effectiveness and avoiding waste. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:

  • Clean Coat Before Application: Before applying UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent, make sure your horse's coat is clean and dry. This helps the spray adhere better and ensures maximum coverage.
  • Shake Well Before Use: for best results, give UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent a shake before you spray to help keep the formula mixed well.
  • Apply 45 Sprays per Application: We recommend applying 45 sprays or approximately 2oz of UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent per horse to ensure adequate coverage. Pay attention to the areas where flies tend to gather the most, such as around the ears, face, tail, and legs.
  • Never spray directly onto your horses’ face and ears: Spray UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent onto a soft cloth then gently wipe to apply. Be sure to avoid getting the product into their eyes, or the inside of their nose or mouth.
  • Brush or Wipe: After spraying, use a soft brush, cloth or mitt to evenly distribute the product over your horse's coat. This helps in spreading the protection and ensures no area is missed.
  1. Frequency of Application

UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent provides long-lasting protection but may require reapplication after periods of heavy sweating or rain. Be sure to check the label on your UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent fly spray for accurate instructions.

Storing and Handling

To maintain the effectiveness of UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Check the expiration date before use to ensure the formula provides the best protection.

Other Measures to Combat Insects

While UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent is the most advanced formula Absorbine® offers, combining it with other fly control measures can enhance its impact.

  • Fly Masks and Sheets: Use fly masks to protect your horse's sensitive face and eyes and consider using fly sheets to cover the body.
  • Fly Traps and Baits: Place fly traps and baits around the barn to reduce the overall fly population.
  • Cleanliness: Regularly clean the stable, remove manure promptly, and maintain clean water sources to minimize fly breeding grounds.

UltraShield® EX Insecticide & Repellent is a valuable tool in your arsenal. By purchasing in gallons for better cost savings, following proper application techniques, and integrating other fly control measures, you can ensure your horse stays comfortable and protected throughout the season. Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in keeping both you and your horse happy, healthy and pest-free!

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