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Equisect Fly Repellent

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  • Equisect Fly Repellent Indications
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Equisect Fly Repellent

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Farnam

Water-based, Alcohol-free Formula

Repels and kills horn, stable, house, horse and deer flies, mosquitoes and gnats

Kills fleas and ticks on dogs and cats

Active Ingredients




Deionized water, ethoxylated castor oil, oil of citronella, corn mint oil, thyme oil, clove stem oil






Equisect Fly Repellent Caution

EQUISECT™ Fly Repellent is a water-based product that is non-irritating, so it is gentle to your horse’s skin and coat.

Directions For Use

It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Not for use in outdoor residential misting systems. Do not apply this product in a way that will contact children, either directly or through drift. Except when applying directly to horses, ponies, dogs and cats, do not apply this product in a way that will contact adults or pets, either directly or through drift.


HORSES AND PONIES: To repel and kill Horn Flies, Stable Flies, House Flies, Horse Flies, Deer Flies, Mosquitoes and Gnats, apply EQUISECT™ Fly Repellent as directed below.

As a Spray: Remove excess dirt and dust. Apply a light spray mist sufficient to wet the surface of the hair while brushing lightly against the lay of the hair. Avoid spraying in eyes and mucous membranes. Apply with a sponge or soft cloth to these areas.

As a Wipe-On: Thoroughly brush horse to remove dirt and dust. Extremely dirty horses should be shampooed, rinsed and allowed to dry before applying. Use a sponge or clean soft cloth.

Apply Equisect™ Fly Repellent to point before run off over areas to be protected. Pay special attention to legs, belly, shoulders, neck and facial areas. Avoid eyes and mucous membranes.

Repeat treatment daily or at intervals necessary to give continued protection.

To control blood-sucking lice apply EQUISECT™ Fly Repellent to the infested areas of the animal using a stiff brush to get the spray to the base of the hair. Repeat every 2 to 3 weeks if required.

DOGS AND CATS: To control fleas and ticks on dogs and cats, apply EQUISECT™ Fly Repellent starting at the animal’s head (avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth as you spray). Make sure the entire body is covered, including the legs, underbody and tail. While spraying, fluff the hair so that the spray will penetrate to the skin. Make sure spray wets the animal thoroughly. Avoid contact with genitalia. Repeat treatment daily. Do not use on dogs and cats under 12 weeks of age. Consult a veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant, medicated or nursing animals.

Sensitivities may occur after using ANY pesticide products for pets. If signs of sensitivity occur bathe your pet with mild soap and rinse with large amounts of water. If signs continue, consult a veterinarian immediately.

PET AREAS: To control fleas and ticks in premises, thoroughly spray infested areas, pet beds, quarters, nearby cracks and crevices, along and behind baseboards, moldings, window and door frames with EQUISECT™ Fly Repellent. Do not wet articles to point of runoff or drip. Do not use treated article until spray has dried. Fresh bedding should be placed in the animal’s quarters following treatment. Repeat as needed. Concurrent treatment of pets with a registered on animal product is recommended. Remove or cover exposed food and drinking water before application. Remove or cover dishes, utensils, food processing equipment, and food preparation surfaces, or wash them before use. Do not remain in treated area. Exit area immediately and remain outside the treated area until vapors and/or mists have dispersed. Not for use in outdoor residential misting systems.

Equisect™ Fly Repellent is formulated using pyrethrum and a blend of botanicals and essential oils - citronella, corn mint, thyme and clove stem.



Precautionary Statements

Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals

Equisect Fly Repellent Caution

Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Remove contaminated clothing and wash clothing before reuse.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: This product is toxic to aquatic organisms, including fish and invertebrates. To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters. Applying this product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area.

This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds while bees are actively visiting the treatment area.

First Aid


• Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes.

• Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.

• Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.


• Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice.

• Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow.

• Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor.

• Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


• Take off contaminated clothing.

• Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.

• Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.


• Move person to fresh air.

• If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth if possible.

• Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.

In case of medical emergencies or health and safety inquiries, or in case of fire, leaking or damaged containers or for product use information, call 800-234-2269.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.

Storage & Disposal

Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Do not transport or store under 32°F (0°C).


Store in original container in a cool dry place inaccessible to children and pets. Protect from freezing.


Nonrefillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. If Empty: Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If Partially Filled: Call your local solid waste agency for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.

EPA Reg. No. 270-304

EPA Est. No. 2724-TX-1

Manufactured for: FARNAM COMPANIES, INC., P.O. Box 34820, Phoenix, Arizona 85067-4820

In case of emergency or for product use information, call 800-234-2269

©2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 Farnam Companies, Inc.

Equisect, Farnam and Farnam with design are trademarks of Farnam Companies, Inc.

PyGanic is a registered trademark of McLaughlin Gormley King Co.

Net Contents

Item/Product Code:



32 fluid ounces (946 ml)

For Horses and Ponies




1 gal (3.785 L)

For Horses, Ponies, Dogs & Cats





NAC No.: 1000209.4

301 WEST OSBORN ROAD, P.O. BOX 34820, PHOENIX, AZ, 85013-3928
Telephone:   602-285-1660
Toll-Free:   800-234-2269
Fax:   602-207-2183
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Equisect Fly Repellent information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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