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    08-24-2010, 09:37 AM
  #11
Banned
The only thing I have found that truly works on Mosquitoes is Deep Woods Off (or other brand of bug repellent that contains Deet).

Great stuff!

I use it all the time on horse and rider.
     
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    08-24-2010, 02:55 PM
  #12
Weanling
I have been using the old (gold color) listerine mouth wash as a fly spray. I have it in two different bottles. One bottle has only the listerine in it and I spray it on my self, the horse, saddle and everywhere. The second bottle, I put fly spray in it and some listerine. When I am not riding I use this to help keep the ticks, flies, and mosquitoes away.

The stuff by its self works for keeping the mosquitoes and flies away good.
     
    08-24-2010, 03:58 PM
  #13
Foal
I've had better luck with Tri-Tec 14 than with any other brand of fly spray. I apply it before every ride (I ride daily) out of habit, but it isn't necessary to use it that often in my experience, although it doesn't last quite 14 days as advertised. Ha Tri-Tec smells great and creates a nice shine. It also has sunblock in it to protect from UV rays and coat fading. Tri-Tec is effective because of the level of Pyrethrins/oids in it (0.35%)-- 0.20% Pyrethrin and 0.15% Cypermethrin, which are an insecticide and insect repellent.. Bronco has 0.15% Pyrethrins/oids. Pyranha, another popular fly spray, has 0.10% Pyrethrins in the Spray N Wipe, and 0.30% in the aerosol version. I pay $15 per bottle of Tri-Tec 14 at a local tackshop and its worth every penny.

Info on Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids-- http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/pyrethrins.pdf

I'm not really sure where you could get it in Canada, but I'd just look around any tack shops or farm stores you have there. I know you can get it online if that's possible for you..?
     
    08-24-2010, 04:02 PM
  #14
Yearling
Eating garlic helps keep mosquitoes off of you. I don't know about feeding it to horse but you can make a spray out them. That is if you can stand the smell of garlic.
     
    08-24-2010, 05:33 PM
  #15
Foal
I do not if you can this in Canada but there is a a spray called Mosquito Halt and that stuff really works. I live in Florida and the mosquitoes can get really bad here.
     
    08-24-2010, 10:17 PM
  #16
Foal
Maybe just trie the stuff that you make hang on your jeans
     
    08-25-2010, 10:39 PM
  #17
Foal
I use the bronco and it seems to work decent, plus its cheap so I don't have experience with many other fly sprays. You could try covering you horse up with mesh fly protection. It may be a bit costly but at least you wont have to keep replacing it when it is empty. For example:

You could buy one of these fly masks that are designed for riding, with ears and a long nose to offer maximum protection: Cashel® Crusader Quiet-Ride™ Fly Mask with Ears for Riding - Fly Mask w/ Ears

You could try these boots for the front, I would assume them make them for back legs too but i'm not sure: Dover Saddlery | Cashel® Cool Crusader™ Fly Leg Guards.

I only knew about the riding fly sheets that went over their butt but this one covers all of them. I really like this one :) but I have not used it before: Cashel 2 Piece Bug Armor Riding Fly Sheet

I LOVE the cashel brand but other brands may be cheaper and work just the same. Good luck! Hope this helps :)
     
    08-26-2010, 06:48 PM
  #18
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Velvetgrace    
I have been using the old (gold color) listerine mouth wash as a fly spray. I have it in two different bottles. One bottle has only the listerine in it and I spray it on my self, the horse, saddle and everywhere. The second bottle, I put fly spray in it and some listerine. When I am not riding I use this to help keep the ticks, flies, and mosquitoes away.

The stuff by its self works for keeping the mosquitoes and flies away good.

We've been trying the gold listerine but I swear it doesnt work at all. Like it works while its still wet but it doesnt work when it drys and since we live by 2 swamps pretty much the misquitoes are soo bad and its almost to the point where they are covered and I was out riding the other day and I did spray my horse with it but the min he shot off into the field he was just covered and when I ran my hand down his neck and chest I could feel it like im wiping off caked on bugs! Its gross so I know it doesnt work.

Thank you for everybody else - you've all helped so much, I might go by the tri-tech 14 stuff if I can find it here in Canada but I also talked to my mom about it and she said that last time she checked it was really pricy like $32 I think she said but im going to bargin around and see if I can find anybody who sells them cheaper.

Xo
     
    08-26-2010, 08:38 PM
  #19
Foal
If you're interested in buying online, here it is for just over $15 for a quart. Not sure about shipping, but I'm sure it'd still be less than $32.

Dover Saddlery | Tri-Tec 14 Fly Spray .
     

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