Beasties Spray Explained

Beasties Spray Explained

I have had so many questions about our insect repellent so I thought I would do a little blog post, you can also checkout out Instagram posts.

 No.1 is a natural alternative to managing tics and flees, the active ingredients are:

Melia azadirachta seed Oil (Neem Oil) - 1.5%
Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil - 1.0%
Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil - 1.0%

Both neem and peppermint are natural insect repellents, they have been used for hundreds of years in herbal medicine to repel insets, simply neem contains azadirachtin which insect find distasteful and it prevents them from feeding, Beasties can be used 2-3 times per week, 1 pump on the breast plate, back of the neck and flanks of the legs, we cannot claim to be 100% effective, we use it on our dog as we live next to a forest and there are a large number of tics, Libby used to get 3-4 a week, now she gets 1 a month.

Products like Frontline have a active ingredient Fipronil, Fipronil is a broad use insecticide that belongs to the phenylpyrazole chemical family and has a drug classification, simply phenylpyrazole acts on the insects central nervous system causing hyperexcitation, over stimuli of the nerves and muscles.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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