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        07-19-2011, 03:40 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    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 me....works. W
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        07-19-2011, 03:43 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    That is an interesting mix. What would you say the smell is similar to?
         
        07-19-2011, 03:53 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    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, 03:54 PM
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    Weanling
    I've never actually smelled a pickled apple. I can't say that the smell appeals to me though.
         
        07-19-2011, 04:01 PM
      #15
    Foal
    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, 04:03 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Lmbo! It isnt appealing but it keeps the flies and ticks off! Forgot about the ticks....
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        07-19-2011, 04:04 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    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, 02:03 AM
      #18
    Foal
    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, 02:34 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    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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