Keep Pests Away from Livestock

August/September 2006
http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/keep-pests-away-from-livestock.aspx



MARK REIGLE

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 animal.

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 being groomed.

3. The solution can be applied to the animal's face without getting it in the eyes.