I am a product of the North East Texas area, which is known for mild winters, good fishing, mosquitoes and fire ants. Over the last several years we have been having a lot of trouble with mosquitoes/fire ants’ stings on the smaller kids in our family. We are an outdoor family with room to ride 4 wheelers and horses on almost a daily basis during the summer. On a normal day during the late summer afternoon my twin girls were complaining of the mosquitoes biting them on the feet while they were wearing sandals in the grassy areas of the back yard. We had tries several times to get rid of the mosquitoes and ants but they always move back into the backyard given enough time.
My wife told me she had sprayed the area a few weeks before but I guess the mosquitoes and ants were back because we hadn’t had any rain in a while and the pool water must have been attracting them to the area. I remembered I had ordered some of your Whup-A-Bug solid stick for hunting last winter for keeping mosquitoes away. So I went into the house and brought out the Whup-A-Bug solid stick and rubbed it on their feet. Later that night I had forgotten about the mosquitoes and the ant bites until my girls told me that after I put the solid stick on their feet they didn’t have any more problems with the insects for the rest of the night and that they like the way it smelled.
A few days later while working a few horses in the corrals I noticed a couple of them were stomping their feet like something was bothering them. After checking their legs, I found that they must have been bitten by either fire ants or horse flies around their hoofs during the night and they were agitated. Most likely the ants were attracted to the sweet feed that was being fed to a couple of the horses. I remembered the problems we had with mosquitoes and ants with my kids so I went to my 4 wheelers backpack and took out the solid stick of Whup-A-Bug I catty for hunting and rubbed it on the horse’s hoofs, legs, chest and back and neck areas. I watched the horses for the rest of the afternoon and noticed they weren’t having as much trouble with flies and their hoof areas cleared up in a couple of days.