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Ecovet Reviews From Chewy — 2020
I use on my dogs for ticks
By SpartanDog on May 8, 2020
I know it says they’re not sure about dogs and what not, but I use this spray on my dogs before hiking in the woods and this is the only thing that I can use that they’ve NEVER come back with a tick! The flies are hit and miss, but ticks no doubt it works!
By Britt on May 1, 2020
My poor old man usually gets eaten up by flies to the point of hair loss on his belly and legs and sometimes welts. This is the only product that has kept the flies minimal with hardly any bites! I love it!
Worked best for Gnats! and Flies!
By Cla2090 on Mar 5, 2020
This was great to keep biting gnats (also known as midges or locally as "no-see-ums"). My horse has some horrible allergies so I was happy to find some relief for him. Make sure you are up wind when spraying, and that your horse's face is also.Seems like I had to use more product as the season progressed, like the bugs got used to it. I did purchase 6 bottles and they lasted well past the first summer for one horse. A little does go a long way.
My new go-to fly spray
By Cgdressage on Jan 26, 2020
This stuff works to repel all kinds of insects--flies, gnats, no-see-ums. It also lasts! I hesitated to purchase it because of the comments about the smell. Honestly, it's not horrible. Based on reviews, I imagined it would be like rotten meat. It's more like a strong medicated soap smell--definitely not pleasant, but not gag-inducing, either. The scent does linger because, as I said earlier, the product doesn't wear off quickly. Here in swampy central Florida, I will endure the funky scent in favor of real insect control.
Best Flyspray ever
By Bird on Apr 10, 2020
This works so much better than other brands I’ve used. You don’t have to use near as much, it is very strong and works instantly and is long lasting. Highly recommend!
Ecovet Customer Reviews – 2019
5 Star Reviews
Why are my horses smiling?
This stuff smells bad but works GREAT. I'm going to give all my other fly spray products the ol' heave-ho. Go to EcoVet's website and watch the video that shows how to apply it. Do NOT spray in on the horse's face. Spray it on the underbelly, legs, chest and a little spritz on the top of the neck behind the ears. Be aware of the wind direction when you spray it so you don't get it on YOU or people will think you've been on a bad date with an octogenarian. Spray only on a dry horse, not a wet or sweaty one. Bugs will not LAND on your horse. This is a godsend for those of us whose horses have neck threadworms or sweet itch. Works on flies, midges, gnats, mosquitoes but contains NO pyrethrins or permethrins. Non-toxic. I hope they will figure out a way to make a spray for HUMANS that will repel mosquitoes and no-see-ums (midges) as effectively this one does.
Tolerable smell, absolutely fantastic results!
So in my opinion the smell is absolutely tolerable. It doesn’t smell good but by no means is horrible. Literally smells like crayons like everybody has said. I will say this is the only fly spray I’ve ever tried that is genuinely insanely effective. No tail swishing, no head shaking or twitching to get flies off! Even 14 hours later (with only applying a small amount) there’s not a bug in sight. Definitely a game changer!
Better than conventional fly sprays
I've been using eco-vet for 3 years now. It is by far better than the conventional pyrethrum fly sprays. I don't use as much and the flies stay away all day. Plus I'm not inhaling (nor are my horses) pesticides. It is important to follow the directions for use, particularly "start with a clean horse." If you go from your old fly spray to eco-vet without washing your horse or getting rid of the old spray, this won't work as well. And don't add other sprays once you start using this. Re: the scent, I had no problem with the old scent and don't with the new scent although to me it smells like an industrial cleaner, something you might smell in a public restroom. The only think I care about is that it works!
It actually works. Usually, my horse is stomping by the end of a ride or anytime we halt or rest. With EcoVet, he remained fly free and didn't stomp even as I untacked and put him away. He did not get excessively sweaty, so I can not comment on its durability when in that situation. However, it far outperformed my previous favorite fly spray (Yellow bottle).
Yes, it smells a little like a funky sunscreen. No, I don't love the scent. Who really cares- its fly spray, not perfume!
Fly protection for horses
Don’t let the somewhat different smell of this product prevent you from buying it. Ecovet fly repellent is the best of the environmentally safe products on the market. It repels mosquitoes, gnats and other flying insects for 8 or more hours. Chewy has the best price too. My choice was the gallon size that will last me well into next summer. Thank you, Chewy, for offering a great product at a great price. I highly recommend
Best Working Fly Repellent That I Have Used
Thank you for your reviews, because of the reviews I decided to give this product a try. I had not had much success with other fly repellent products (many of which contained insecticides). My horses continued to stomp their feet even in the stall and under fans. I like the fact that Ecovet is safe and insecticide-free. I did not find the smell of Ecovet unpleasant and neither did my horses. I saw immediate results, flies buzzing around my horses' legs were no longer a problem after spraying them with Ecovet. Although I use fly predators and have for many years, I find that I still need to use some sort of fly spray. I believe that I may have found a "silver bullet" in Ecovet. I am very pleased with its results.
Tried the small bottle first.
Yes it smells bad, but it flipping works!!! There is no sneezing or coughing from me, my horse or the other horses. While the others are stomping at flies, my horse is standing still comfortably. I do really like this product, I hope they don’t change it. I will buy the bigger container.
Best fly spray ever!
Since using this I rarely see a fly on my horse. Her eyes are so fly sensitive I spray it on a cloth and apply around her eyes and on her face. She has had No eye issues this summer like past years. No ly mask needed. It’s a miracle!
A fly spray that works
This spray actually knocks the flies right off the horse. Use a very small amount, and if you don't want to choke, apply it using a rag. It's powerful.
I've been looking for a non-toxic fly spray for my horse. I've tried many, but some are just ineffective. This one actually works! The black flies are horrible right now, so it has passed a quite a test. My horse is calm and fly-free.
I have used every fly spray control out there to alleviate the nuisance of the pesty bacteria carriers for my horse. No matter what I have tried, nothings works. I was introduced to EcoVet earlier this year. They said it was natural, and worked really well. I said to myself, well natural I like, but every fly spray company says there fly spray works, I wonder what the difference is with this one. Well, I had nothing to lose. We had some pretty warm days here in NE and the fly's came out with a vengeance. I have a very sensitive TB/WB cross. I was a little hesitant to use the product because she is so sensitive so I used just on a portion of her legs and that was it. She did not have a reaction to it. Two days later, I tried her body and no reaction. Now, not only did she not have a reaction to the product but the bugs are not driving her nuts. I am in between fly sheets right now and she is doing just fine without the fly sheet. This is a great product and I am very happy I was introduced to it. Please at least try it. It does have a strong smell to it when applying to your horse but you will get over it because it works so well.
It does smell, but the results are awesome, flies were dropping as they were flying away! Doesn't take a real lot and it lasts. I did wear safety glasses because it was windy, and I have contacts. Only sprayed Lady's legs & belly-not near her face. Will always keep it handy near her stall.
Works all day with one application and my sensitive horse can take it
Great lasting fly spray
I got this in my horse box initially and it worked so well I reordered it. Lasts a long time compared to other sprays
My gilding has had an allergic reaction to bug bites every summer with past few years to the point that there were raw areas where he rubbed himself trying to scratch his itching. Nothing really seem to help. I bought this fly spray in hopes it would help is allergic reaction to the bug bites. It works! He still has his hair this summer which means I can show him. It makes us both very happy.
Better than the rest
I have waited a while to write this review. I am an asthmatic, and one of my horses is also very allergic. I spray as directed (small amounts) outside, and we are both fine. The Ecovet seems to be working great on the flies. In fact, I stopped using the fly boots, because the horses seem comfortable enough. Only time it does not work are when the B-52 flies are around. I pulled out the poison (ultrashield) for them. Not sure that did any better.
Bought this after listening to podcast about fly control on farms. This was one of several brands recommended by speaker. Works great. Horse is happy
Hands Down, the BEST Fly Repellent In 40 Years!
I've thrown out all my other fly sprays, ointments, creams, etc. Applied correctly, this keeps flies OFF my horses. I still use masks with ears, fly traps, a feed-through fly larvacide and SmartPak Flystoppers. But Ecovet is our first line of defense and IT WORKS AS ADVERTISED. Keeps away flies, midges (no-see-ums), mosquitoes and gnats. The bugs find ME but not the horses. Go to Ecovet's website and watch the videos on how it works and how to apply. The new lavender fragrance is MUCH nicer than the old fragrance. Ecovet contains silicon (that's how the food-grade fatty acids are delivered to your horse's skin) - which is what can make you and/or your horse cough if you inhale it. Don't spray Ecovet on the horse's face !!! and don't stand downwind when you're applying it. You only spray the legs, midline and a spritz behind the ears. Lasts a long time; the bottle is not as large as "regular" fly sprays but you don't use as much. Spray it CLOSE to the horse's body. I truly can't believe that everyone isn't already using this product. There is nothing as effective. Or even close.
I used this for my sensitive OTTB! The best I’ve used yet!
Love this product!
So, before purchasing this product I was a little nervous because many of the reviews say that it smells bad.....but that it works. I decided to give it a try. Every time I use this product on my horse a friend says how much she loves the smell. I couldn't even believe it! Not kidding! I don't apply it the traditional way by spraying it. I put a puddle of product in my hand on a plastic glove and I apply it to the different areas as suggested by Ecovet. So far it seems to be working well and I like the idea of evaporating fatty acids more than toxic chemicals. My horse doesn't react poorly to it at all. I think if you spray it, that's when the smell may be overwhelming. However, I am willing to put up with the smell if it protects my horse from flies and ticks. I am very pleased with this product and I feel good about using it.
This stuff works. Do not breathe it or let your horse breathe too much of it, but if you need to keep flies off, this is the product for you. I used it camping where there are tons of gnats and all the other horses were swishing tails and my guy was standing calmly. So glad I had this spray. You can also use a small amount on the back of fly mask ears and it helps keep the bugs away from their faces.
More From Our Customers
"A few months ago, I started using the Ecovet. ... I've been able to have his mane grow out; he's not getting the sores on his belly anymore; and it seems to help with the gnats." – Amy, St. Augustine, Florida
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"Most years [Clover] has completely rubbed out her mane and tail and rubbed her face raw. ... As soon as I started using Ecovet, she seemed less frantic and wasn’t spending all of her time trying to rub. The hair has grown back on her face as well." – Jennifer (Read Clover's sweet itch Before & After story!)
"Forgetting to pack Ecovet in the trailer for trail rides is worse than forgetting the carrots!" – Cheryl via Ecovet's Facebook page
"Best product for Sweet Itch horses! We've been using the EcoVet for 2 years now - my sweet itch horse has been out of a sheet that whole time and he has a mane and no bloody areas from rubbing." – Heidi's five-star product review
"Ecovet Fly Spray has been a miracle for my donkey [Azzy] who has suffered from Sweet Itch every Spring to Fall. ... I used to dread warm weather but thanks to Ecovet we can spend time doing fun things now and its no longer a stressful time for both of us." – Lisa (Read Azzy's Before & After story)
" ... I can spray him all over and his hair doesn't fall out!!! HUGE DEAL, we LOVE this stuff!" – Michelle via Ecovet's Facebook page
"My horse was itching nonstop. I don’t know what I’d do without Ecovet!" – Kathy
"I just picked up my 2nd bottle of the season yesterday. I have some very happy horses. Let's just say it works." – Susan
"If you haven’t tried this product you should. … It really works – even on no see ums and mosquitos." – Stacey
“My pony used to get sweet itch but since using Ecovet for the last two months, so far so good, he hasn’t rubbed his mane and tail off.” – Lori
" ... mosquitos used to cover my [horse's] body on trail rides and now they are gone!!!" – Jane via Ecovet's Facebook page
"I absolutely love this product! It works great. The horses seem to be very happy that the flies are not bothering like they were." – Pam's five-star product review
"The simple act of spraying a few spritzes on your horse also clears your work area and cross ties of pests for the day. While the smell is unusual, it’s not offensive, and definitely effective." – Liv (Read the full testimonial)
"IT WORKS GREAT!!! I use one application a day (unless he is bathed) and have found no need to constantly reapply as is needed with other products." – Yvette's five-star product review
"I want to thank you for this product. I have a horse with sweet itch and other allergies. As she ages she gets more reactive. No fly spray has given her the relief that Ecovet has. I was going to use it on just her - we have multiple horses - but it works so well I use it on all of them. I only spray them 2 or three times a day. They live outside and I can see them out peacefully grazing - not stomping their feet or swishing their tails.... They only go in when it is too hot now...not to hide from the flies! Thank you again!" – Susan
Via the Ecovet Facebook page
“I won your eco-vet fly spray prize pack. I wanted to check in and let you know how it was working. I just want to say it's the best fly spray I've ever used! Not a single thing touches my gelding. He's so sensitive to bugs I have a hard time riding him because he's so busy trying to swat flies that he can't pay attention. I've tried everything there is and nothing seems to work. I used your fly spray while riding and he's a completely different horse. I've had the best rides all spring/summer on him since switching to
your fly spray. He's calm and attentive. He used to run the gate in the field to come in he was so bothered. Not any more. He's content to graze all day! Everyone at my barn is impressed. I'm totally switching over for good! Thanks so much! Your fly spray has made a huge difference for me and my
"without his daily spray of Ecovet, the biting bugs he is allergic to are on the attack which triggers an endless cycle of scratching til his skin is raw and oozing! This is our third year of using Ecovet and it is a superior and effective bug repellant product. Shadow thanks you very much!" – Mary
"Ecovet is the only product that actually keeps the biting bugs away. My mare, Maggie, is highly allergic to No-See-Ums (Culicoides). The bites make her very itchy and she rubs out her mane and tail. Since discovering Ecovet last year, Maggie is finally growing the long mane and tail that an Arabian should have. Maggie and I thank you, Ecovet! But the little biting midges would like for you to stop making such a great product!" – Sheri
"My horse has suffered from terrible sweet itch until her mom discovered Ecovet. Every summer she would rub the skin on her face, neck, belly, and chest completely raw and it wouldn't matter what I put on her. Last summer we used Ecovet after hearing about it on the Horse Radio Network and she didn't have any issues. We're looking forward to another wonderful, itch free summer!" – Averie
"...it's the only fly spray he will tolerate! He really hates the chemicals' smells and burning and itching that the others cause. And Ecovet does a great job of keeping the pests away! Thank you Ecovet and my horse thanks you too!" – Rhonda
"This product works!!! 2 of my OTTBs get gnat bites horribly under their belly. So much so that I'm afraid without daily cleaning they could become infected. This product keeps the gnats away!! It is awesome!" – Angela
"Ecovet is the only spray on the market that keeps the biting buffalo gnats, mosquitoes and flies from biting her and giving her hives" – Carshon
"it's the only fly spray that works for my horses sensitive skin & since he lives out 24/7 he needs all the protection he can get!" – Jennifer
"With the ticks being 10x worse than last year I want my mare and gelding free from ticks and bugs/flies !... I rely on Ecovet!" – Robin
"It is by far the only spray that works for flys and these huge mosquitos that we have here in Texas !!" – Taylor
"It is the only fly spray that works! It also last a long time and you don't have to use a lot" – Lori
"Our 28 year old gelding loses weight every summer because of the flies. He stays in his shelter more to get away from them. He eats less, doesn't want to go into the pasture to eat grass. With your spray the flys stay off ALOT longer. Thus enabling him to enjoy his day more." – Sue
"Besides keeping the flies away it also makes my horse smell sensational for all the ladies!! He loves it as much as I do!" – Kim
"My horse has sweet itch and this is the ONLY insect spray that works!!" – Laura
"without Ecovet his sweet itch is so bad and he rubs his hair off. It's the only one of it's kind." – Lisa
Jackie19 from Pensacola, FL
Fly Spray That Actually Works!
July 26th, 2017
“Our farm is sandwiched between a cattle operation and a field full of goats! We have loads of flies and biting bugs. We are also in a very hot, humid climate. Most days it is just buggy and disgusting. I purchased Ecovet Fly Repellent figuring it would work for 5 minutes like most fly sprays. Boy, was I wrong! This stuff is great and works all night. My horses get about 4 sprays before evening turnout and this keeps them happy and bug free. My new fly spray for life!”
Seefah from Madison, WI
Finally a fly spray that actually works! Bravo.
July 24th, 2017
“The horseflies are killers this year in the Midwest. We have had a ton of rain & the bugs near our marsh & woods torture our horses. Until now nothing worked for more than a few minutes. I sprayed Beau at 9pm. When I returned to get Beau from an open field at 9am the next day he was bug free, grazing comfortably. No more open bloody bites & the flies were not landing on him. Be sure and read the directions carefully! This is no ordinary fly spray. It smells pleasant too! Stock up:-)”
Hmcdressage from York, ME
July 22nd, 2017
“Alot of people claim their bug sprays work... this one actually does! We have the worst case of horse and deer flies at my barn and they won't even bother my horse when he wears this stuff! It's the difference between him hiding in the shed or happily grazing mid day!”
Michelletjk from Idaho
It Really Works!
July 18th, 2017
“We live down the road from a dairy and they must breed super flies there because nothing works to repel them, until now! Ecovet is the only product that keeps the flies off our horses, even the sensitive OTTB isn't stomping and swishing at flies! It does smell very strong but I don't think it's as awful smelling as some of the reviews are saying it is and definitely worth it! I've paid more for products that didn't work and it lasts longer than the cheap fly sprays, and it works!”
Ninafancy from Chicago, IL
Finally – a non-toxic spray that works!
“I am so happy to finally have found a non-toxic fly spray that works. It is as effective as the other fly sprays I have with pyrethrins and now I don't worry about what the chemicals are doing to both me, my kids, my horses, and the environment. And I'm not sure why other reviewers are put off by the smell. It really doesn't bother me at all. I spray it inside the barn with no issues.”
Gravel Road Mom from Kansas
Best Product Available Now.
“This stuff works!! Apply it as directed then sit back and watch (or ride) one very, very happy horse. After two of my horses were harmed by Farnam Bronco Gold I was leery of another new fly spray. EcoVet did not disappoint or harm my horses”
Kathleen from California
Amazing Fly Spray!
“I received a sample of this fly spray and tried it with a hopeful and open mind. It is amazing! It is completely different than traditional fly sprays. The flys hate this stuff! You have to spray it your horse a little differently than the other fly sprays. Spray it directly on the area you want it. Don't spray in large circles, fanning the spray around like before. My horse is in irrigated pasture 24/7 and it can get very buggy out there. A problem for my horse has been bites on his front legs, with bleeding in some cases. Now no bites at all. I spray it very closely along the sides, back and front of legs and with a cloth to his face. A direct line along the middle of the belly and no fly parties down there. Love it!”
ST17 from Louisiana
Best protection for my dark horse.
“My horse detests the odor of the top rated fly sprays. I ordered Ecovet to try. My horse had 5 horses in her face. After wiping her face with a paper towel the flies stayed away. She actually likes the fragrance and doesn't try to run while I'm applying like she does with other brands.
One spray a day and virtually fly free
"After reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. Yes it has a strong peculiar odor. My horses don't seem to mind. I spray it outside of the barn and stand upwind. You get used to the smell. But the important thing is it works! I'm in the heat and humidity in south Texas. I spray very lightly on the horses legs and bellies. No flys! It's pricey but you use such a small amount of the product I suspect the cost turns out to be the same or less expensive than traditional fly sprays."
Good For Sensitive Skin
"Ecovet Repellent was recommended for my horse bc regular repellents and "natural" repellents gave him swellings and rashes. So far, this fly spray has worked well. It has a strong odor and a fine mist (so be careful if you're down wind) and seems to work well."
Love this fly repellent!!
"I have a grey horse and he is super sensitive to flys. This has been the only repellent that works so far. You do need to make sure and spray in an open air space because the spray lingers and it's difficult to breath and the smell is really strong.
"I have used this for a few years and it is a great help to my mare who suffers from sweet itch. I'm so glad Smartpak is now carrying it!"
Beats TX bugs!
"I have used every fly spray available over the past few years trying to keep flies, gnats, mosquitoes, etc off my horses. This one works! It uses fatty acids that cling to the coat making it longer lasting and more effective. To test it, I sprayed one horse with it and his pasture mate with one of the commonly used name brand product. For three days in TX heat, the horse sprayed with Ecovet had very few flies around him and no bug bite marks. The other horse had to be repeatedly sprayed to keep flies away. The second horse had bite marks as well as bot fly eggs on his legs. It does have a very strong smell, so don't breathe it in. I do have some tips on how best to use.... 1. Don't spray it inside an enclosed space (i.e. barn or trailer). 2. Stay upwind when spraying. It will cling to your body hair just like it does to the horse. 3. Don't overspray. You need about half as much spray as you think."
The BEST fly spray EVER!!
"I bought this fly spray after trying several other non-toxic ones. My horse is allergic to everything, including permethrin, so I was curious if this would work,better than the herbal ones I was entertaining flies with. It is seriously mind blowing. I sprayed it on and IMMEDIATELY there were NO INSECTS near him. Even DAYS later, none. I have barely used 1/8 of the bottle, I only spray his legs, chest and belly 1-2x a week. He's untouched by flies and other insects. It's got a strange smell, like melted crayons maybe. And you REALLY don't want to spray inside. I spray outside and immediately move to a new area because it does tickle the threat and my horse blows his nose a lot if we stay near it. But once it's on, it's good! I've been telling EVERYONE about EcoVet, buying small sizes as gifts and I plan to use it forever!"
Safe for horse and rider and it works!
I have a mare that is not only allergic to what seems like every flying insect, but also any fly spray that I would put on her. This one is different. First she is not allergic to it and secondly it works differently than the others and is not full of toxic pesticides. It was also created by a group of veterinarians at Pilchuk Veterinary Hospital in Washington. The best thing of all though is that it works. I would recommend putting it on out of the barn and in the open air. It has a very potent smell while misting on you horse.
This stuff works!
"My horses have allergies to flies, gnats and repellent fly sprays, so have been using essential oil type sprays and gels with not much relief. Then I bought Ecovet! I only need a little bit on legs and underbelly to keep the flies away. Yes, the smell is different - like melting crayons - but it works on flies and gnats and even, to a degree, on horseflies and deer-flies. Because this is applied to the lower parts of the horse's body it does not easily get washed away in the rain. Worth the price!"
Dressageponies, Rochester, MA
Keeps the flies off!
"This is the best product I have used for keeping away the nasty little flies that are so abundant in September! They simply do not land where it gets sprayed! Wonderful product that I will not be without."
VB Pony Girl, Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Working for Sweet Itch on tail
"Well, I started a really heavy spray of this every evening on my horses tail a few weeks ago as he suffers from sweet itch every summer and the hair is growing back so it really must repel the tiny midges. I didn't rate it 5 stars because honestly the smell of the stuff makes me gag. I have to hold my breath with my hand over my mouth. It's awful. But it's working. Can't wait to try it for a full summer season, even tho it's pricey."
TMcMahon, Cathlamet, WA, United States
Works well for sensitive horse!
"Although some reviews found this spray rather "smelly" I didn't find it offensive AND my fly spray sensitive horse didn't react to it! Also, seemed to work as good as my chemical spray (which I used on my other mare to compare effectiveness)! A real win win in my book!!!"
raimie, colebrook, ct
"i was skeptical initially, concerned about the scent ( form other descriptions/reviews) but took the plunge. and am more than thrilled! i spray bellas' legs only, keeps her from stomping and her chest, keeps her from trying to swat at pests when we are working. i don't even mind the smell, it disappears quickly yet the repellent seems to continue to work for many hours. she is turned out with other mares and seems to be the only horse that isn't stomping or having gnat clouds around her!"
sunny, Colorado, United States
Excellent & Long Lasting!
"This is the most effective and longest lasting fly spray I have found! Plus, it keeps his coat soft. I will be purchasing more and I highly recommend it!!"
Joanne, VA, United States
"I ordered a small spray bottle to try this out. Ecovet is indeed different than anything else I have used. I have been using only natural sprays for years now, Flicks being my favorite, but decided to try this. The smell is not as bad to me as others have commented, but it does make me choke if I breath in the spray, so I hold my breath and move away as quickly as I can. However, it does NOT seem to bother my horse and she minds LESS being sprayed with this than the other sprays. Perhaps it is because she knows it works. She is a pretty smart horse! Also, it's so nice not having to spray a lot on, just mist, and the flies are GONE! Just ordered a gallon. It is expensive, but it lasts much longer than any other products, and the flies hate it. That's a WIN."
Susan, Virginia, United States
Best fly spray I have ever bought.
"I bought this fly spray and it really works. The smell is a little strange but I prefer it to the fly's. I have recently ordered more."
Duck, Washington, United States
The one product my mare is NOT allergic too
"I have a mare that seems to be allergic to everything, and I know this as I have tried every kind of fly repellent you can think of including skin so soft. Every single one of them she was allergic too that is until Ecovet. I always make sure I am outside when I spray this as it can be a bit over powering but that is the only downside of this product. It works amazingly well and no allergic reaction in my mare."
Grammylvshorses, Reynoldsburg, OH, United States
"I bought a bottle to try out before trying a gallon. I have to say it does seem to do a good job. I don't find that the smell is bad but it is strong. The most important thing which is that it works is true."
"This keeps flies away better than any other fly repellent I've tried, including chemical and natural alternatives. It smells like crayons, but I don't consider that a negative, just kind of amusing. Would recommend this to anyone. Love it."
Laura S, Maple Park, IL, United States
Amazing fly repellent
"I have used Eco Vet for over 2 years. One of my horses has sweet itch and this product is a life saver. The flies & gnats act "confused", if they get near they look drunk and fly away. Love this stuff! It is a bit pungent but that's a small price to pay."
Via Dover Saddlery
Most effective bug spray
September 8, 2016
Maydawn from Virginia, USA
"This is a completely different bug spray, and after using it for a few months I am pleased with how effective it is against biting flies and mosquitos. It really works! The only reason I didn't give it an excellent overall rating is the smell. It's really overpowering, and it sprays such a fine mist that almost suspends in the air, so you have to be really careful about how you apply it - breathing it in is nasty. However, it really holds up a few few days, so although it is a bit more expensive for the volume, you apply it less often."
best repellant I have used
July 1, 2016
Gail from East Windsor Ct
"My horse is really goofy about bugs. When I use Ecovet, everyone else is complaining but we are bug free. I put a spritz on my helmet as well. I was concerned that I might have to use another product to manage ticks but she seems to have far fewer tick bites that usual when I use Ecovet. Fabulous product !"
June 3, 2016
FoxWoods from Madison, WI, USA
"Bought this last year as a trial and on the recommendation of a professional colleague. I pulled it out when the flies got really bad in the late summer and fall. Was the only thing that kept the flies off my horses, and the horses happy. I used it sparingly and a little does go a long way. It does have a distinct odor to it, but you don't need to create a cloud over and around your horse with it. My horses did not sneeze with it or react any other way, but I also don't spray their face directly with it. I will buy it again!"
The ONLY fly spray that actually works!!
October 13, 2015
Dottie from Warwick, NY 10990, USA
"I have tried many fly sprays on my QH/Paint gelding. My goal was to stay away from the sprays containing harsh chemicals as they make my horse's skin flake. The essential oil sprays don't work for long so I tried Eco-Vet. The Eco-Vet product was outstanding! I do a lot of trail riding through the woods and also have to check fence lines and livestock on the farm and the flies/mosquitoes are NOT a problem! I was shocked. It is the ONLY spray that I will purchase. I applied it just once a day with good results. TOTALLY worth it!" Best used for: trail/working horse
Best fly spray I've ever used
August 27, 2015
FalconFarm from Raleigh, NC, USA
"I have two thin-skinned redheads, and this product works GREAT for stable flies and midges. I do think it smells horrible, as others have complained. I used to hold my breath when I applied it, but I have found by changing the way I apply it, it is both more effective and less offensive
Many people apply spray to their horses and envelope them in a cloud. Ecovet works by making it harder for biting insects to "see" the horse. If I hold the sprayer closer to the coat, less product gets airborn, less is wasted, and I inhale less. In fact, I hardly notice the odor if I apply it that way. I still don't spray it around my horses' faces though, since I do think it can be irritating to the airway if a big whiff is inhaled."
little goes a long ways and works on no-see-ums too
April 8, 2015
"Pluses: -don't have to use very much at all -works about 2-3 full days -works on no-see-ums and mosquitoes too -put a little in stall area and on my own belt area only and that worked. Minuses: -smells different but not bad -a little oily so I just keep it off my hands"
This non toxic product keeps flies and gnats from landing
March 27, 2015
Toni from northern california
"I have a horse and a burro who are allergic to gnats, break out in sores and are then eaten alive by flies. My vet recommended this product. I was pleased to see that flies don't land and the sores heal up indicating that the gnats are repelled as well."
Finally an equine fly spray that actually works and lasts for hours & hours!!!
July 24th, 2017
“Triple Wow!! The horse fly's are killers in WI this year. Nothing keep them from chewing up my horses flesh! Horrible bug situation near the marsh & woods. I could not believe my eyes when I went out to get my horse 12 hours later & he was comfortable & bug free. The flies landed but quickly flew off to find a more receptive host. Be sure & read the directions carefully. Spray legs & lower body. Keep mist away from ears & eyes. Also wear gloves while spraying. Not too much of a problem to take precaution's with a great product that actually works! Bravo”
Works differently, but really works!
July 31st, 2017
“Check out the company's video instructions as this spray operates on different principles than other repellents. It provides immediate relief and is economical when directions are followed. I spray it on a cloth and wipe on the horses, and everyone is happy but the flies!”
Best Fly Spray Ever
May 29th, 2017
“I have a Tennessee Walking Horse who suffers every year from fly bite allergies and sweet itch. This is the only product that works to keep him comfortable and hive and itch free. I've tried every product out there including home made repellents and this one truly works.”
June 1st, 2017
“Was recommended me to my friend and I bought it to try it. My horse had bad allergies to the bugs in FL and this has helped so much with keeping them off and with his itching.”
May 22nd, 2017
“It works especially for horses that are sensitive to petroleum products . I only have to put it on every 2 or 3 days . And we have a lot of flies and mosquitoes.”
By Dave S.
The Fly Spray That We Have Been Waiting For……….
July 17, 2016
“This works better than most over the counter fly sprays. I own 4 horses and have tried just about everything possible. Normally I get this directly from Ecovet, but just found it here on Amazon. If your horse has sweet itch, this is the stuff you need, it works and it works very well. The instruction are very explicit on application to your horse (so follow them). I've found that when sprayed right before morning turn out, they can go just about all day without the gnats bothering them (same for Green Headed Flies). If you really need to test this stuff, spray one horse with ecovet and another with anything that you have, then turn them out together and watch what happens.”
By Carolyn Boesse
Fabulous at Fighting Flies!
May 23rd, 2017
“I purchased Ecovet in April 2017 and have been using it exclusively since then. Central Texas flies, mosquitos, gnats, etc are horrific! I have used almost every traditional fly spray using toxic chemicals and pesticides as well as non-toxic formulas. None have worked as well as Ecovet. One of my horses is typically plagued by bot fly eggs but after spraying him with Ecovet there has not been any bot eggs.
Some thoughts on Ecovet:
1. I typically only fly spray the horses 2-3 times a week versus everyday with other products.
2. Fewer sprays of Ecovet are needed to effectively shield the horse.
3. Yes, it has a fairly heavy odor. Just don't spray it in the barn and stay up wind of it.
4. The price 'seems' high but in the long run it is much cheaper and much for effective.
5. If you're reading this you're fed up with traditional sprays and want something that works. Give it a try”
We use it on all 22 of our equine.
July 6th, 2016
“Ecovet works as well as other fly sprays, but without the nasty chemicals! It is made of fatty acids, which is very effective on the flies, but so natural that it won't harm honeybees! I feel so much better using this product on our horses rather than harmful chemicals. It does have to be reapplied if it rains, but this gives me a good excuse to go out and spend more time with the horses. Great product!”
Belly and top of the neck every 2nd to 3rd day and it is working great.
June 15, 2017
“In all the years I have had horses, the only fly repellent I ever had faith in over long term was WIPE as it is oil based so it has a residual effect. After trying a small bottle of ECOVET on three horses, I have switched over completely to this. Just ordered the gallon jug. I followed the directions and just spritz on legs, belly and top of neck every 2nd to 3rd day and it is working great. I had read that you have to get used to the smell, but I didn't find it that strong and it is a pleasant smell, similar to essential oils.”
Love This Product
June 9th, 2017
“This is the most effective repellent for flies and mosquitos I have found. Not sure why hula dancer's review talked about greasy on skin - watch the video and apply it sparingly. I spray some on my hat and shoes to go hiking and it works great! Also spray on a towel and leave by hot tub at the lake and it keeps the mosquitos away. Almost all friends who come over notice the smell but are not at all repulsed by it. (I don't actually use it on a horse at all) Lasts a very long time too!!”