Here's a tip for applying insect repellent, or any other liquid
solution, to an animal's skin or fur.
Instead of using a sprayer or handheld sponge, try using a
dishwashing wand with a sponge on the end of a hollow handle.
Fill the wand's handle with the repellent or other solution and
allow it to soak the sponge. Then rub the sponge on the
The advantages of this method over a sprayer are:
1. The wand will not clog.
2. It is less likely to scare the animal ? it may even believe it's
3. The solution can be applied to the animal's face without getting
it in the eyes.