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    03-18-2009, 06:14 PM
For Natural fly sprays I love Shoo Fly, by Show off time. Has worked great for my horses. Other then that I find that Absorbine ultrashield works the best but pricey. Bronco is just water mostly.
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    03-19-2009, 10:34 PM
I think they add some type of scent to the Bronco stuff...it smells sorta sweet.
    03-19-2009, 11:44 PM
Yea bronco I think has citrenella(sp???) smell which will make the flys want to stay away for a very short while but it is not potent enough to kill or keep them away. I use to love endure until I reliezed it didn't really work. I agree with everone that ultra shield works best and pyranha is next!
    03-20-2009, 06:23 PM
I think you spelled it right..lemme check...oh, no it's citronella, a fragrant grass of southern Asia, or so Mr. Dictionary says
    03-20-2009, 09:02 PM
I do garlic and apple cider vinegar for daily stuff and I use bug block at shows
    03-20-2009, 09:39 PM
Its much cheaper to buy the concentrate and mix it yourself their are actually only a few chemicals that are used in the premix and its deluted to much. Only use fly spry when I ride, my horses freerange on plenty of pasture so they need the flys to keep them in shape, theirs a good chance they would founder, if it werent for the horseflys to keep them running.
    03-20-2009, 09:39 PM
I've done fly predators, fed garlic and neither seemed to do much. As others have said, the flies seem to become immune to certain sprays. In my area of Southern Cal, Ultra Shield and Tri-tech which had basically the same ingred. Seemed to work the best last summer. Don't know what'll work this year. I tried all the herbal/organic ones and they didn't help at all.
    03-20-2009, 10:04 PM
I like UltraShield, it works pretty well. However apple cider vinegar works too. I have tried that as well.
    03-22-2009, 10:10 AM
In the summer at shows when I really want him to be bug free I use flyspray meant for cows. It smells nasty but lol I guess the flys think so too.
    03-27-2009, 09:11 AM
Mosquito Halt worked the best for me last summer. Then again, we had a lot of mosquitoes along with the flies. We did the fly predators and that really helped as well.

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