Fly spray & alternatives. - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Fly spray & alternatives.

This is a discussion on Fly spray & alternatives. within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-19-2011, 04:40 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
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-19-2011, 04:43 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    That is an interesting mix. What would you say the smell is similar to?
         
        07-19-2011, 04:53 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Pickled apples.....not as strong as white vinager but still smelly till it dries. Then it isnt bad :)
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-19-2011, 04:54 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    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
      #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, 05:03 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Lmbo! It isnt appealing but it keeps the flies and ticks off! Forgot about the ticks....
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        07-19-2011, 05:04 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, 03:03 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, 03:34 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!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Tea Tree Wound Spray and Wound Coat Spray: Safe to use together? AspiringEventer Horse Health 0 05-22-2011 05:30 PM
    Stall alternatives Lonannuniel Barn Maintenance 1 04-12-2011 11:00 PM
    Cheap alternatives you've used ShinaKonga Horse Talk 3 01-24-2011 04:02 AM
    alternatives to BAK gypsygirl Horse Health 0 02-02-2010 09:20 AM
    Saddle cleaning alternatives girl_on_black_pony Horse Tack and Equipment 6 08-04-2008 11:38 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0