Tips on How to Apply Insect Repellent to Animals

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PHOTO: COURTESY MARK REIGLE
Here is a tip for applying insect repellent to animals, or any other liquid solution, to an animal's skin or fur.

This tip shows you how to apply insect repellent to animals with an easy to use method.

Here is a tip on how to apply insect repellent to animals, 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 (one of those plastic gizmos 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: the wand will not clog;
it is less likely to scare the animal; and the solution can
be applied to the animal’s face without getting it in the
eyes. Our horses like it much better than a sprayer and
actually seem to think they are being groomed.

Dishes or horses? This sponge with a hollow handle works well for both.

Mark Reigle
La Veta, Colorado