Fly Spray- what is the best, not just the cheapest.
I am buying some fly spray online.... I have used different brands but would like something that lasts a day at least, since on the days I work, I am unable to get out to my horse and re-spray him. Any ideas??
I use Mosquito Halt. It's in a black bottle. We don't have any really super nasty flies out here, (AZ) so I don't know how it'd do on them, but we do have super nasty, huge, relentless mosquitos and it keeps them AND flies away for an entire day if it's not rinsed off.
My favourite is Absorbine Ultrashield. It lasts for 2 to 3 days and it seems to works on everything - even those relentless horse flies. There are a couple downsides though. It's pretty concentrated, so it's not the most pure, natural thing you can put on your horse, and it's pretty expensive.
Tried Absorbine RED last year for the first time when the farrier came out. She likes to do the horse out in the open. Flies were bad but a light spraying of this and the horses stood quietly. I was impressed. Best I've seen so far and I've tried a bunch.
This is a post I am interested in as well..... In reading the responses, it occurs to me that geography is a factor. I live in NC, where flies are varied and terrible, and some people may be responding from places where flies are not as much of an issue.....but they still see them that way! So, maybe stating where you are located might be helpful.
We had a Pyranha fly spray system in our old barn (we have moved and will install it when we get our new barn built) and it was all one could ever dream of in terms of fly control. Adjustible, easy to fill, etc.