Extra Strength Insect Repellent Optimum DEET is a proven, effective alternative to a natural-based repellent. This powerful formula gives maximum protection from midges and biting insects. Contains the proven, researched active ingredient DEET, at an optimum level of 20% for powerful, long-lasting protection.
Shake well and spray liberally onto the horse or apply with a cloth, taking care to avoid eyes and mucous membranes. If using for the first time, test on a small area of skin to establish suitability. Provides instant protection, apply twice daily for maximum protection.
• DEET (diethyl-m-toluamide) – an effective chemical developed by the Armed Forces to repel insects in the jungle.
Tester Val Williams said: ‘I am really excited about this product as it is an exceptionally good insect repellent. Some of our fields, which we use for our own horses, are near trees and water, so insects can be such a nuisance.
We first tried it when we went showing as the flies can really distract the horses when showing in the ring, and we found it to be very helpful indeed.
After this, when checking horses in the field, we took it with us and tried it on them. At the time, one of the Connemara fillies was being pestered by horse flies while having her feed so we sprayed her with the product, which she wasn’t keen on at first, but soon got used to it, especially as she had immediate relief from the flies.
We stood and watched for some time and it certainly worked. This is a product we will certainly not be without on the yard and in the horse box for shows.’