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F. writes,

Can I use Riptide 5.0% Pyrethrin ULV for fly control on cattle with a portable sprayer ?

The product is marketed for misting systems. I would like to try it in the field with a sprayer. Will that work ?


According to the Riptide label you can use just a pump sprayer to treat cattle "To protect beef and dairy cattle and horses from Horn Flies, House Flies, Mosquitoes and Gnats, dilute 1 part concentrate with 49 parts water, mix well and apply a light mist sufficient to wet the tips of the hair. To control Stable Flies, Horse Flies and Deer Flies on animals apply 2 fluid ounces per adult animal, sufficient to wet the hair but not to soak the hide. Repeat treatment once or twice daily or at intervals to give continued protection."

Answer last updated on: 06/02/2010

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