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post #1 of 33 Old 07-04-2011, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Fly Sprays?

Hey,,, so it's that time of year when flies are around and my horse has been having quite a bit of fly trouble(all kinds including horse flys). We bought the Horse and Pony fly spray (with oils) and it seems to be helping but not how I thought it would. It only works for a day or so.

If you know anything about it that could be bad or have any other better working fly sprays.. anything would be helpful!!!! Please, it can't hurt to try them!!!!

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post #2 of 33 Old 07-05-2011, 11:02 AM
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Nothing works very well ...and we've tried hundreds of types.
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There isn't a fly repellent made that lasts more than 24 hours, and most last a lot less. If you're getting 24 hours from a fly spray, you should be very happy!

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post #4 of 33 Old 07-05-2011, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
There isn't a fly repellent made that lasts more than 24 hours, and most last a lot less. If you're getting 24 hours from a fly spray, you should be very happy!
That was my thought too.

Fly sprays are a very area and animal dependent thing. A fly product that works great for one user might not work well at all for the next.
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post #5 of 33 Old 07-05-2011, 12:05 PM
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I use Farnam's Tri-Tec 14. It will last several days. It's a little more expensive than most sprays, but I have found that it's worth it. You can also go to Farnam's website and print off $2.00 of any one size coupons, which is about 10% off the 32oz spray bottle. It kind of smells like baby powder, so the smell really isn't that bad either.
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post #6 of 33 Old 07-05-2011, 12:32 PM
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I spray my mare twice a day with fly spray and haven't found one yet that works REALLY well. The best I've tried is an oil based, Pyranha Wipe N Spray ($14-18 a bottle).

Ones I've tried that don't seem to work at all on her are:

Absorbine Ultra Shield Green Fly Repellant

Painted Fury, does Tri-Tec really last that long?? I've never tried it but am thinking about it! Is it oil based I assume? The only thing I hate about the oil based are then the dirt sticks to my horse which stinks at horse shows :p But the water based ones never seem to last and I'd rather she look a bit dirty versus throwing her head around in a dressage test ;)

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post #7 of 33 Old 07-05-2011, 01:03 PM
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I go check on my horses daily, and only spray them every few days, sometimes it's as long as a week. It's not oil bases, I don't think, because it does not attract dirt to any of my horses. Even with them swimming in the pond when it's hot doesn't seem to affect how long it lasts. The label says that it will last up to 14 days, but I've never had it last that long, that would be a dream!
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I haven't had much luck with the Tri Tec.....worked the same as Bronco, but cost alot more.
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post #9 of 33 Old 07-05-2011, 10:31 PM
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We use Dumour by Tractor Supply. I can't have that oily citronella, hubby is allergic. We spray daily no matter what here in Louisiana, and the DuMour works great for us.
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post #10 of 33 Old 07-07-2011, 10:38 AM
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I use Flicks Fly Spray. Its hard to find everywhere and I usually order it offline. It is all natural and is also great for horses with allergies. I use it on myself and my geldings face as well. It also smells really good.

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