BRUTE Insecticide For Horses

BRUTE® Insecticide for Horses is a ready-to-use wipe-on product that targets biting flies and midges - the causal agents of Queensland Itch.

Product type

Wipe-on insecticide

Active ingredient

Permrethrin 87g/L

Pack sizes


Pest type

Buffalo Fly (Haematobia irritans exigua)

Stable Fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)

House Fly (Musca domestica)

Sand Fly or Biting Midges (Culicoides spp.)

Withholding periods

NOT TO BE USED on horses that may be slaughtered for human consumption.

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Advantages of BRUTE® Insecticide for Horses

  • Our oil-based treatment is low-irritant, has a high concentration of permethrin and is rain resistant ensuring long lasting results. 
  • The easy to use wipe-on application allows product to be applied to areas in most need.
  • Weekly use of the product will control Buffalo fly, Stable fly and House fly, and will prevent, reduce or eliminate Queensland Itch.
  • One bottle will treat 16 to 27 horses

What is insecticidal resistance?

Resistance to a particular chemical group is caused by the target pest being exposed to a sub lethal dose of insecticide. Find out how to avoid this.

The economic benefits of Buffalo Fly control

Implementing a long-term fly control strategy has many positive economic benefits.

The Y-Tex Insecticidal Ear Tag Strategy

An insecticidal ear tag rotation strategy is important to prevent flies becoming resistant to commonly used insecticides.