Nettex Fly Repellent Wipes are D.E.E.T based wipes ideal for horses and ponies that do not like sprays.
Nettex Fly Repellent Wipes are easy to use and contain a highly effective D.E.E.T based formula. Nettex Fly Repellent wipes won ‘Best Value’ in Horse and Rider July 2013 Issue.
Made in the UK.
Wipe around body and neck or sensitive areas such as around the eyes, nose, dock, sheath, teats, muzzle and ears as required. Avoid contact with broken or irritated skin.
Key ingredients: DEET – N,N-Diethyl-M- Tolumide, P-Menthane 3.8-diol.
These wipes are the equivalent of the Advanced fly repellent I trialed previously, however I was interested to find out if they would be as effective as the spray, and also how easy they would be to use.... The tub is very much a baby wipes type tub, open lid and pull up the wipes individually, although I found some of the wipes didn’t break off as easily as others, meaning a few came out at once, this wasn’t too much of an issue as I simply tore these apart and used them anyway. Rocky doesn’t have a spray phobia but to ensure sprays don’t get in his eyes or ears it is difficult to protect these areas, however this was where the wipes came in very handy! The wipes are DEET based, so I would recommend using gloves to use them, I don’t suffer from sensitive hands, but the wipes did leave a slight residue on my skin which could potentially irritate some people. (It does give full precautions on the website and container). I found the wipes to be effective against flies, possibly not as effective as the spray, however Rocky was happily grazing with very few flies around him all day. The big winner for me with these wipes were when we are at shows, they are convenient, easy and effective, doesn’t leave wet “patches” on the coat as sprays can, and you can ensure your horses is fly free when in the arena, providing concentration and relief for Rocky who hates flies with a passion! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these wipes, especially for spray shy horses.