As temperatures rise and the days get longer, few things are worse than when the flying pests come out to buzz, bite, and bother. Nothing says summer, camping, or good times with friends like – flies, mosquitoes, and constantly swatting or spraying down with some sort of insect repellents (often deet) and having a smelly fly trap or two around.
If you’re a dog lover, you know that the summer time brings these pesky flying insects not just around a campground, but often times into your yard, dogs kennel, or even home.
Just as flies and mosquitoes are annoying to us, we dog lovers hate to see the constant itching, shaking of the head, rattling of dog ears, and even (sometimes humorously) chasing and nipping at flying critters as they buzz and bother our lovable pets.
Just as we strive to keep flies, mosquitoes & other insects away from us during those abnormally warm (and fun) months of summer – as a dog owner, we want to make sure our pets aren’t suffering as well, that’s why we often look for some sort of remedy to keep flies away – and stay away from those fly bites.
Here are a few of those remedies on how to keep flies away from dogs
Keep your pet area clean of waste
Nothing can attract flies like POOP! Giving insects the perfect area to live, breed, and hide is the number one culprit of providing a fly friendly area that your dog has to live with. Out of all the treatments, the secret tips and hints, the number one way to make sure your pet doesn’t have to deal with the annoyance, the biting, and itching of flies and other insects is to make sure their area is picked up of feces and other hospitable elements that flies love. Getting rid of flies is impossible if we continue to let those flies lay eggs and create even more of them during those summer months.
Clean Food Bowls regularly
Sure you’ve probably noticed flies hovering around your pet food bowl, but nothing is worse than actually watching your dog try to eat with flies buzzing in and around their eyes and ears while trying to eat.
Dry dog food seems to provide a less inviting area for flies to hang out around, especially in contrast to those who serve wet or raw food to their pets.
No matter what kind of food you give to those lovable little fur babies – it should be a regular practice to rinse their food bowls after a feeding. Even better is a good soap and water wash down, but we know doing dishes is no one’s favorite chore – so just be sure to at least hose down the feed bowl and general area post – breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Yes, we said it… horse owners have been using fly clothing for centuries – but some dog owners have found use in such tools like jackets, bandanas and the sorts. Creating a barrier that prevents flies and mosquitoes from landing on and biting our fury friends. A quick search and you can even find products that are chemically treated using fly repellent ointment or spray and are used to kill or deter flies and other insects from landing on the dog.
Now, we know there is no full-proof way to keep flies away from dogs or prevent flies from being around – there never will be. You can clean your yard, pick up the poop, buy clothing, use stainless steel dishes and even wash them regularly with soap and water – but the best way that we’ve found is by using pet safe fly spray and insect repellents.
Yes – pet safe fly repellent. That means no more smelly fly trap or toxic chemical sprays that promise to be a remedy to keep flies away.
Pet Safe Fly Spray
There are tons of fly spray options to use these days, and lots of deet products for mosquitoes and other flying insects – but most of these options include harsh chemicals that can be toxic to dogs just as they are toxic for various insects.
We found that the best way to keep flies away from dogs, and includes mosquitoes (even ants and other insects) was to create an organic, non-toxic, fly spray & repellent for dogs that would be safe for pets and their living areas.
Stop Buggn was created as a solution to a major problem – keeping flies off dogs and other animals. Pest control and fly control are major issues for animal lovers, and we wanted to create a safe & effective solution.
We were tired of using chemical sprays and having to throw them away after our animals had a reaction to them, or even having to run out and wash our children’s hands when they went over to pet their best friend and dog companion. That’s why StopBuggn was created as a pet safe fly repellent that can be used in two major ways.
Directly on your animal
Stop Buggn can be sprayed directly (or indirectly) onto your dog, cat, horse, or other loved animals, and is incredibly effective at getting rid of flies & completely keeping those pesky insects at bay. We recommend doing a patch test on your animal first as individual animals can have allergies to certain products, even natural and organic ones. But spraying our pet safe fly spray onto your dog, cat, horse, or other animals will not only keep the flies away, but it will also keep them smelling fresh with our use of organic essential oils.
Around their living/eating space
StopBuggn doesn’t only work to repel flies and insects from landing on our fury friends, but it also keeps them away from areas you don’t want them to be in! And remember – we use natural, organic oils to do this – so no more worrying about having toxic-pesticides all over the place.
No matter what you do, flies are a part of life – especially during summer. But there are ways we can be getting rid of flies and also keep them away from your dogs and other animals the best you can.
We hope you and your dog stay fly free during the warmer months when they seem to be everywhere. Make sure you pick up some of our Organic Pet Safe Fly Spray today.