Be Gone, Bugs! Repelling Flies, Fleas, Ticks & Mosquitoes From Your Animals
Encountering insects and arachnids when you have animals may seem inevitable. But beyond being nuisances, these creatures can be hosts to parasites and diseases that can make your beloved furry family members itchy, uncomfortable, or worse – sick. So, keeping them away from your animals is an essential step to take as a responsible owner.
Dogs, cats, horses, and livestock can be at risk for certain health hazards if they’re not protected from pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
- Fleas not only make cats itchy due to allergic reactions to their bites – a condition called flea allergy dermatitis – but if your cat eats one while licking, it can also transmit tapeworm, which makes its home in your cat’s intestines.
- Ticks, like fleas, love to drink the blood of your furry family members, and when they do, they can transmit harmful diseases like feline infectious anemia, babesiosis, and Lyme disease. Horses can also get equine piroplasmosis.
- Mosquitoes can spread heartworm, which can be extremely dangerous and even fatal to dogs and cats.
- Flies are not only annoying to horses and livestock, but they may feed on blood, saliva, tears, or mucus. They also spread bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Line of Defense
Most veterinarians recommend keeping pets on a monthly, year-round prevention program to help stop fleas, ticks, and other pests from infesting your pet. As an added level of protection, we recommend adding Curicyn’s BodyGuard™ (Fly, Flea, Tick and Insect Repellent) spray to your regimen. That’s because most flea and tick prevention products for cats and dogs disrupt the flea’s life cycle, meaning once fleas infest your dog or cat and come into contact with the product’s chemical ingredients, they die. But those products don’t prevent infestation. BodyGuard repels these pests, keeping them away from your pet before they can set up a home.
While fleas don’t tend to prefer horses as hosts, ticks, flies, gnats, and mosquitoes are still drawn to them. Flies especially can prove annoying to horses, targeting their eyes to drink secretions and buzzing around their bodies. Spraying your animals with BodyGuard makes them unappealing to these pests. In fact, Curicyn’s BodyGuard has been tested by university entomologists and found to be three times more effective than other leading fly sprays!
How BodyGuard Works
BodyGuard uses an innovative essential oil-based insect repellent (geraniol), a “minimal risk” pesticide that poses no risk to humans or animals. It’s 100% non-toxic and uses natural ingredients to repel fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, and more. It has no harmful or offensive odors, so your pet won’t mind having it sprayed on their fur or skin. It’s also ideal for pets who may experience adverse reactions to certain ingredients in topical flea and tick preventive medications.
When you spray your animal with BodyGuard and insects come near, they encounter evaporated molecules near or on the animal. The repellent molecules physically contact olfactory receptors (e.g., on the antennae, palps, or feet of the insect) and cause a behavioral change, such as retreating from an area with a high concentration of the repellent vapor. And because it works via the olfactory receptors in the pests, less product is needed on the animal.
Using Curicyn’s BodyGuard (Fly, Flea, Tick and Insect Repellent) as part of your routine pest prevention plan gives you the peace of mind to know your animals are protected against harmful, disease-carrying insects. And it’s safe for use on your whole animal family!