Insects choose a “victim” via a complex interaction between visual and chemical cues. Some animals (and people) are more attractive to pests than others. In our equine friends, coat color, level of activity, carbon dioxide output and odors secreted by the horse all play a role. The normal output of chemical smells acts like a signal to the insect’s guidance system to help it find and attack its potential food source. Research has shown that certain fatty acids act as insect attractants, while others are repellents. Ecovet uses a proprietary mixture of naturally occurring fatty acids that confuses and overwhelms the insect’s normal directional ability, so the insect is unable to locate your horse as its next victim. It’s like having a GPS system that is shouting confusing and conflicting directions at you … until you finally give up. Flies can transform your easygoing horse into a stressed-out, over-reactive mess. Until now, you had two choices for repelling flies, toxic pesticides or essential oils, which offer limited effectiveness. Ecovet introduces a bio rational, or less toxic, approach to protect your friend from pests. Ecovet is a whole new way to protect your horse, yourself and your family. Ecovet is a less toxic but effective solution to get rid of annoying pests. It is extremely effective: Flies will not land on a horse thanks to the Ecovet barrier. Compared to other products, it is safer for horses and for the humans applying the product. The active ingredients are naturally derived fatty acids – not toxic chemicals. It is effective on many types of flies, ticks, mosquitoes and lice and has clinically shown improvement for horses with difficult-to-treat sweet itch problems (hypersensitivity reaction to midge bites). It is safe for horses’ sensitive skin and has a non-sensitizing formula. There are no known resistance problems and no known reactions on honeybees. It is available in 18 oz bottle or a gallon refill size.
- Real alternative to toxic pesticides;active ingredients are food-grade fatty acids
- Extremely effective: Flies will not land on a horse thanks to the Ecovet barrier
- Safer for horses and for the humans applying the product
- Effective on many types of flies, ticks, mosquitoes and lice for insect control on your horse.
- Has clinically shown improvement for horses with difficult-to-treat sweet itch problems (hypersensitivity reaction to midge bites)