NEW to our Ultimate Fly Control range

Is your horse nervous of sprays?

The newest addition to our Ultimate Fly Control range is FLYGARD Extra Strength Gel based on the popular DEET based fly repellent spray we have developed a solution for spray nervous horses to give long lasting protection from flies and insects this summer.

The perfect partner to our FLYGARD® Extra Strength Insect Repellent Spray. Based on the same formula as our favourite fly spray our new Gel allows you to apply by hand or sponge for greater coverage. The concentrated application of gel contains 10% DEET for optimal, long lasting protection for a more accurate and alternative application ideal for faces and, ‘spray nervous’ horses.

Flygard Spray is now available in a gel

FLYGARD Extra Strength Gel FAQ’s

Is the gel safe/suitable for sensitive skinned horses?

Every horse is different, some are more sensitive to certain ingredients, just like humans.

Therefore, we advise to undertake a patch test 24 hours before use.


How long before you have to reapply?

We advise application every 12 hours, apply more regularly if the horse is exposed to heavy rain, or excessive sweating.

External factors, like temperature/wind, fly type and numbers and where it has been applied all factor in.


Is there a withdrawal period before competing?

DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) is not on the banned or controlled list of prohibited ingredients published by the FEI.

The gel does not contain Ethanol.


How do I know which is the best fly repellent?

Find the right fly repellent for you and your horse is trial and error.

Ingredients are personal preference and also may work against different fly types in different areas, on different horses.

DEET and Citriodiol are HSE approved ingredients, they are proven to be effective against a range of biting ,flying insects.

When looking at active ingredients, the higher % will provide longer-lasting protection.


Where can I use the fly repellent gel?

Anywhere! Great to use with the sprays as it is ideal for the face and underneath areas.

Especially good if the horse is nervous of sprays.


How do I apply the FGES gel? 

Apply a thin layer of gel onto the horse, or apply with a cloth /sponge.

(Gloves can be worn if preferred)

Avoid getting the gel in the eyes and mouth.