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4 oz* $ 9.47
8 oz* $ 16.97
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Who Uses Shoofly Soap & Spray?
Why is Shoofly Safer?
How to Use Shoofly Soap
Frequently Asked Questions
Shoofly Natural No-See-Ums Repellent Soap & Spray. Shoofly is very effective for repelling no-see-ums without chemicals like DEET and harsh ingredients like citronella. Safe for children and pets. It's healthy for your skin because the soap contains over 50% pure extra virgin olive oil.
Customers Tested All-Natural Shoofly for Repelling No-See-Ums
Notice the welts! Picture courtesy of Peter Van den Bossche.
Blackberry Creek Shoofly Soap and Spray was originally developed as an all-natural, healthy way to effectively repel black lies, deer flies and mosquitoes. But since it's introduction I have had customers report that it also works great for all insect pests including no-see-ums.
What are No-See-Ums?
For those of you not familiar with no-see-ums they are small biting midges... less than an eighth of an inch long. No-see-ums get there name because many are so small people can't even see what's biting them. No-see-ums are primarily found around the beach. They're notorious for ruining your day at the beach in Florida where there are more than 40 varieties, and anywhere in the Caribbean.
They usually bite you on the ankles and lower legs but can bite you anywhere. A no-see-ums bite turns into a red welt that itches like crazy for several days and the welts can last for weeks. Most complications from no-see-ums bites come from allergic reactions that in rare instances can be severe and even life-threatening. There are reported cases where bites from no-see-ums have spread other diseases.
Recommended commercial repellents contain 30% or more of DEET. A lot of people, including myself. have second thoughts about using products with DEET. The problem is made worse when you're at the beach because many sun screens will increase the absorption of DEET when used with these insect repellents.
Effectively Repels No-See-Ums and Other Biting Insects
*A special note for horseback riders...
Use the soap on yourself and on the horse! The rider is happier. The horse is happier. And keeping the biting flies off the horse can certainly lead to a less skittish ride. Help me spread the word. Please tell you riding stable or local tack shop about Shoofly Soap. It's a great product for keeping the blasted black flies away and putting a lot more fun back into your horseback riding. Shoofly is also a must have for working around your stable.
Shoofly Soap doesn't contain Citronella oil like most competing natural black fly repellents. That's important because Citronella may irritate sensitive skin... can cause dermatitis... and is not recommended for children under three years old. The concerns about Citronella seem to be a bigger deal in Canada and Europe than in the United States. But why worry about Citronella when there's an all-natural, incredibly effective black fly repellent that doesn't use it and is safe for everyone of all ages with or without sensitive skin?
Watch the YouTube Video above to find out how to apply Shoofly Soap and to see how it's not noticeable, greasy or sticky when it dries. To repel black flies and other insect pests, you simply apply a lather of soap on your skin and don't rinse it off... like a lotion. It dries clear and is invisible. And you'll smell great instead of smelling like insect repellent.
Use Shoofly Spray on your hat and socks together with the soap for the best protection.
You can safely use the spray directly on your skin as well. Using the spray only is more convenient because the soap requires that you have a source of water to wet it. But the soap is more effective than the spray because the lather has a higher concentration of ingredients.
How much do I need?
One bar of Shoofly Soap is enough for one person to use and repel black flies for the entire season. The amount of spray you need totally depends on how you're using it and I can't predict how much you'll need.
Can Shoofly products be used with sun screen?
No. The fragrance of the sun screen can render it ineffective.
Must Shoofly Soap or Spray be reapplied after you've been in the water?
Yes. Shoofly products are not waterproof.
How long does it last before you have to reapply it?
It depends upon several factors. How much do you sweat? Your personal body chemistry can affect how long it lasts. Were you in the water? If the black flies start to bother you just reapply it.
Do I need to use both the soap and the spray?
No. But it's best if you do. Shoofly Soap puts a higher concentration of ingredients on your skin than the spray. Use the spray on your hat, the ends of your sleeves, and around your socks. Having said that, a lot of people use the spray only and are completely happy. But from my own experience, if I had to have one or the other, I would want the soap.
Are some people bothered by black flies more than others?
Absolutely. You can have four people standing on a golf course and have one constantly being bitten by black flies while the others are not. It's a matter of body chemistry. Fortunately Shoofly Soap and Spray work extremely well for the vast majority of people with that "oh so special" body chemistry.
What else can I do to help keep black flies from bothering me?
Avoid dark colored clothing like dark blue or black.
Does Shoofly Soap and Spray smell bad?
No. I've only had two or three complaints about the fragrance. Most people actually like it. But no... you're not going to smell like insecticide. All the ingredients in Shoofly Soap and Spray can be found in most kitchens.
Can Shoofly be used on dogs?
Yes! It works great for dogs... and horses too!
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Reported Overall Effectiveness for All Insects
Aggregate Rating: 4.6 / 5
Based On 53
No. of Surveys
55 / 5 Stars Shoofly Soap and Spray both work...
"The shoofly soap and spray both work and they smell good" Bill S., Milan, IL
44 / 5 Stars
"This is a great product. I am a bug magnet and with this soap i have experienced about 90% less bites, which for me is wonderful. I will purchase this product again and I will also get the spray. Thanks."Angie S., Fredericton, NB Canada06/18/13
55 / 5 Stars
"I live on a golf course and we have no-see-ums from Mother's Day until Father's Day every year. I don't like using regular bug repellant with deet. The shoofly spray doesn't smell bad and works great. (Uses Shoofly Spray for No-see-ums)"Lynn D., Sedona, AZ6/12/13
55 /5 Stars
"Shoofly is the best bug spray I have ever used! (Uses both Shoofly Soap and Shoofly Spray for Black Flies, Deer Flies, Mosquitoes, No-see-ums.)"Michelle K., Indian Purchase Twp., ME06/12/13
33 /5 Stars
"Used both Shoofly Soap and Shoofly Spray for Black Flies, Mosquitoes, No-see-ums"Thelma W., Lakefield, ON Canada06/12/13
55 / 5 Stars
"My kids did not want me to put it on them in the morning before school. Then my 8 year old daughter came home from school and said the other kids wanted to know why the flies were not going near her! She was all for letting me put the soap on in the morning after that. (Uses Shoofly Soap for Black Flies. Gnats, Mosquitoes, and No-see-ums.)"Matt W., New Hampton, NH06/12/13
55 /5 Stars
"I CANNOT thank you enough for your Shoo-fly product! For years I have searched in vain for a product that will keep the Alabama Gulf Coast yellow flies at bay, and finally, I found one that works! I can now walk in the afternoons, swim in my pool, and entertain outside without the fear of yellow fly stings or no-see-um bites! You have a customer for life:) "Ryan A., Gulf Shores, AL4/30/12