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Manage the Chaos of Fly Season

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Fly Stoppers are beneficial insects that stop flies from developing and help to control the fly population at your farm. 


SmartPak is the one-stop to help you manage the chaos of fly season

Don’t let bugs be a never-ending battle for you and your horse this year. From the gear your horse needs, to the prevention measures in and around the barn, SmartPak is your one-stop shop this fly season.

Fly management is a multi-prong approach, which is why SmartPak offers a wide range of products to suit a variety of needs, from single boarded horses to large farm operations. “As riders ourselves, we know how frustrating the battle against bugs can be, no matter how many horses you have,” said Amy Miller, Buyer at SmartPak. “SmartPak is here to help! Our goal is to make life in and around the barn easier, which is why we’re excited to introduce some new solutions and offer some helpful tips for managing this coming fly season. We want to take the stress of fly season off your back so that you can get back to what is most important – enjoying time with your horse!”

A farm of any size can benefit from tackling the bugs at the source of where they start, and that is where SmartPak’s Fly Stoppers come in. Fly Stoppers are beneficial insects that stop pest flies from developing, helping to control the fly population at your farm. They can be spread around manure piles, under water troughs, below bedding, the corners of pens and paddocks, and feeding sites. Plus, with the option for AutoShip, you don’t have to worry about remembering to reorder them every month and you’ll save up to 5%.

It is also important to provide protection for your horse from those flies that are already around. SmartPak is excited to introduce the new SmartPak Ultimate Fly Sheet. This sheet is made from comfortable and durable mesh that will protect your horse from bugs, and best of all the mesh can “fix” itself and recover from small tears. It is designed with features that include an extended tail flap, belly band closure, and a detachable neck cover for added protection. Best of all, it’s backed by SmartPak’s 3-Year durability guarantee, so you can rest assured it will last.

SmartPak is also introducing the new SmartPak Deluxe Relaxed Fit Fly Boots. These boots are a great option for horses who may have trouble keeping other fly boots on. The innovative design of these boots includes soft, comfortable elastic at the top and bottom to keep them in place and a relaxed fit design that allows your horse to move freely. They’re made from a soft, fine mesh that is lightweight and allows for maximum airflow.

In addition to the newest products, SmartPak has also added new colors and improved the fit on some of their customer’s favorite fly season accessories. The SmartPak Deluxe Fly Sheet features offers a more ergonomic design through the shoulders and hindquarters for a better fit and is now available in two new spring colors – Sandstone with Coral and Navy trim, and Silver with Aqua and Coral trim. The SmartPak Deluxe Fly Boots and SmartPak Deluxe Fly Mask also have improved fit and are available in matching new colors that pair perfectly together with the Deluxe Fly Sheet.

Fly gear is not the only thing needed to protect your horse this summer. Regular fly spray applications are also a helpful tool for keeping your horse comfortable. OutSmart Fly Spray repels house flies, stable flies, mosquitoes, and ticks. It’s made with plant-based ingredients, and is free from permethrin, pyrethroids, pyrethrins, and DEET, which means you can feel good about using on both horse and rider. OutSmart is available in both a spray and a roll-on, which is perfect for those hard-to-spray areas.

Not only can you protect your horse from the outside, but you can also support your horse from the inside with an insect defense supplement. SmartBug-Off Pellets provides key ingredients like apple cider vinegar, brewer’s yeast, and garlic, which help to deter biting insects. This formula also offers ingredients such as MSM and Omega 3 fatty acids to support healthy skin and a normal inflammatory response. Unlike other feed-through supplements that work best when the entire barn is on them, results can be seen even when SmartBug-Off Pellets is used for just one horse.

Be prepared this summer, and stock up on everything you need to fight the flies! Visit to check out the hot deals and get exclusive coupons, or to learn more about all of the ways you can protect your horse and your farm from the chaos of fly season.

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