Fly Control

Fly Repellent Wipes

Nettex Fly Repellent Wipes are D.E.E.T based wipes ideal for horses and ponies that do not like sprays.

Avaliable in:

  • 50 pack pot — Code FG02458 — RRP £10.65

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.

  • D.E.E.T based wipes with added moisturisers and conditioners.
  • Quick and easy to use.
  • Ideal for horses and ponies that do not like sprays.
  • Can be used around sensitive areas such as eyes, nose, ears, muzzle, dock, sheath and teats.

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.

  • Ideal to use for competition, to prevent fly worry affecting your horse’s performance.
  • For an increased level of protection use Nettex Fly Repellent Shampoo weekly. This will coat the hair and help further prolong the effect of the Nettex Fly Repellent Wipes.
  • Ideal to apply just inside top of inner ear to reduce midges attacks to the ears.
  • Nettex Fly Repellent Wipes are safe to use on pregnant and lactating mares, avoiding application around teats.

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.

★★★★

Andy Tattersall

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