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        07-19-2011, 04:40 PM
    I use apple cider vinager, 2 drops of dish soap (acts as glue) and water. I "pickle" my girls....but it works! They smell funny but it works. I have used it on myself when the flues kept going for W
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        07-19-2011, 04:43 PM
    That is an interesting mix. What would you say the smell is similar to?
        07-19-2011, 04:53 PM
    Pickled apples.....not as strong as white vinager but still smelly till it dries. Then it isnt bad :)
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        07-19-2011, 04:54 PM
    I've never actually smelled a pickled apple. I can't say that the smell appeals to me though.
        07-19-2011, 05:01 PM
    I use Naf Citronella but im not really that keen as it doesn't keep the flies away for long and the spray tops always seem to break on me :( Smells gorgeous though!

    I want to try adding marmite/yeast extract to Alli's feed as it apparently is very good at keeping flies at bay-

    Anyone else used it?

    Garlic is always good as a suplement to but that reeks!
        07-19-2011, 05:03 PM
    Lmbo! It isnt appealing but it keeps the flies and ticks off! Forgot about the ticks....
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        07-19-2011, 05:04 PM
    I always hate when spray bottles break. I will probably buy extras.. just in case. Of course, that si when I find one I really like.
        07-20-2011, 03:03 AM
    Red face As an alternative perhaps...

    I throw one or two cloves of fresh garlic and a splash of apple cider vinegar in with my horses evening feed. Defo repells flies and biting insects on my two bush babies who are out 24/7. After dinner breath is a bit pongy though and boy do they toot out the back end...
        07-20-2011, 03:34 PM
    I can only imagine the smell! LOL

    I went back to the hardware store and they have the very small bottles of fly spray I was looking at. I am going to k-mart sometime soon to see if they have the large bottles.

    Keep the suggestions coming though!

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