Can You Use Mosquito Spray on Dogs?

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It is absolutely unsafe to use any mosquito spray directly on your dogs, unless that spray is formulated for pets and approved by your veterinarian.

Humans have many choices for personal mosquito protection sprays, and living in Florida, you might have garnered a collection of products to use for outdoor activities. For us humans, the most effective personal mosquito repellents are DEET and Picaridin. But beware. Both of these sprays can be very dangerous for dogs.

This mosquito control company knows full well that you should never, ever, use human mosquito repellent on your dog. The two most common ingredients in insect repellent for humans are DEET and Picaridin, but they can cause vomiting, staggering, irritation and seizures. For this reason, you should also not let your dog lick your skin after applying bug spray.

Likewise, many home-made recipes for mosquito repellent found online can be extremely toxic for your dogs. Sticking to products that are made for dogs is the safest thing to do. A lot of flea and tick medications provide protection against mosquitoes as well.

K9 Advantix is an excellent example of a convenient monthly topical application that kills and repels fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. It’s specially formulated for dogs, and you can buy this product at any veterinary hospital or clinic.

Furthermore, our mosquito control company wants to alert you to other ingredients that are dangerous to your family Fido. They are:

  • Pyrethrin
  • Permethrin
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Disulfoton
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Malathion
  • Methomyl
  • Methoxyclor
  • Parathion
  • Propozur
  • Terbufos

Whenever you may be in doubt, consult with your veterinary provider.

Enlist a Mosquito Control Company to Help Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Dogs

As your trusted mosquito control company, Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida offers two types of mosquito control sprays to help keep your whole family safe, including your pets.

As soon as our two mosquito control company solutions have been applied and have dried, your dog may roam freely in your backyard once again – without the lingering threat of being attacked by a mosquito.

Our first solution is our Traditional Mosquito Control Company Barrier Treatment. Our Mosquito Squad customers love the treatment so much that we have used it over 2 million times since 2005! Our treatment plans are designed to help you get through mosquito season.

The second solution is natural. Instead of synthetics, we use a proprietary blend of essential oils to keep mosquitos away.

While our traditional barrier treatment eliminates mosquitoes for up to three weeks, our all-natural treatment eliminates them on contact and continues to repel mosquitoes for up to fourteen days. For season-long, all-natural mosquito control, our crews will treat your property every two weeks.

Help Your Dog Have A Howling Good Time In Your Very Own Backyard, Without Mosquitoes

Don’t put your dogs’ health at risk by spraying them with mosquito spray. Call on Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida, a trusted mosquito control company, to help keep mosquitoes away from your pets. Give us a call at (904) 844-0816.