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Finally a highly effective and convenient form of Insect protection for your horse - A Rug Impregnated with Insect Repellent


WILD Horse Australia are the experts in Insect Control horsewear, with products available in mesh & ripstop fabrics including Horse Rugs, attachable Flymasks, FlyVeils, Belly & Leg Protectors, Mini ranges, Tailbags, Patch kits & Chest extenders.

Insect Control Horse Rugs & Fly Masks

  • Our rugs are treated with Insect Control Technology - a patent-pending insect repellent that lasts through 25 detergent washes
  • The repellency is Permethrin - a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain types of chrysanthemum plants
  • We use a specialised process, which is very tightly bonded to the fabric fibres, resulting in effective protection that lasts the expected lifetime of the product
  • We have been extensively tested and have proven highly successful for effectiveness in repelling a variety of disease carrying insects
  • Our technology is Odourless and Colourless, unlike other products which can affect your horses sensitive sense of smell
  • EPA registered
  • It is the same repellent technology used in field clothing for the Military Forces to repel insects
  • A great alternative to other temporary insect repellent products that are sprayed directly on the skin, last for only a matter of hours, wash off with sweat or water and which also have the potential for overuse
  • Insect Control clothing has the benefit of being near your horse’s skin, instead of on it.
  • It is appropriate for horses of all ages
  • Insects are NOT repelled by normal horse rugs
  • Can save you time and money on direct contact sprays

As we know our Horses have a very important highly developed sense of smell. Attempts have been made to assess how many times greater the horse's sense of smell is than our own, with estimates ranging up to hundreds of thousands.

They use their ability to distinguish different odours in their everyday lives. Horses use smell to identify other horses, to locate substances which are edible, for protection, a mare uses smell to pick out her foal from others in a group, they also use smell to distinguish between fresh and spoiled feed.

We as responsible horse owners must be aware of interfering with this particularly sense. Our Insect protection is ODOURLESS.

See extensive testing results here:
Insect Shield® Technology Research.

The effective insect repellent (Permethrin) that we use in our process patented technology, disrupts the neurological system of BITING & BLOOD SUCKING INSECTS, so they are unable to bite & feed. It does not always interfere with non-biting or non-blood sucking insects.

Scientific reasoning for this is speculative, as no research has been done on harmless, non-biting insects. Tests have only been carried out on BITING & BLOOD SUCKING INSECTS.

These include mosquitoes, sandflies, midges, ticks, most biting flies and fleas. The insects that pose the greatest potential risk and discomfort to your horse.

Please see:
Insect Shield® Knockdown test results

horserugs-australia93.jpgAny WILD Horse Australia product with this symbol utilises our unique Insect Control Technology process to bond Permethrin to the fabric, for optimum protection from disease carrying insects.


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More Information about our Insect Repellent Range:

Insects We Repel - Detailed information about harmful insects

Q&A - Have any queries? You might find your answer here!

Latest Video-IS Mosquito Testing - We let the results speak for themself.

Latest Video-IS Tick Testing - We let the results speak for themself.

Other Features of the Insect Control Range Include:

  • A wide range of Insect Control Rug styles, so you can choose the perfect combination for your horse
  • Elastic/Velcro attachments under the chin to allow for movement of the jaw, which is far more comfortable for your horse and alleviates restriction
  • Better fitting options at the chest to allow for more adjustment and to help prevent creep back, which leaves exposed buckles against your horse’s skin
  • Safety elastic on all Poll straps
  • Quality webbing and heavy duty buckles
  • Extended chest lining protection to alleviate rubbing
  • Lining inside the shoulder dart to help prevent lower shoulder irritation
  • O-Rings on belly straps, for added security
  • Extra deep and long lined tail skirts, which protect sensitive areas around the dock and top of the tail
  • Available in Double Lock Ripstop or Soft Double Lock Mesh
  • Made for Australian horses and climates

Insect Shield - Wild Horse AustraliaFor The protection & Comfort of Your Horse

We believe we have combined great fitting rugs with the best treatment - for the care of your horse

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