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post #1 of 9 Old 04-29-2009, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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homemade fly spray

I want to know how to make homemade fly spray, I have try almost all the ones you buy and the only ones that work are exspensive, with 3 horses those dont last long.So what are some really good homemade fly sprays that work?

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-29-2009, 01:41 PM
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Well You can do internal fly repellent which is just 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in their feed once a day. It raises the blood acid level just enough to irritate flies, but its quite healthy for the horses.

Or you can do:
6 cap fulls of Skin-so-soft
one cup of White Vinegar
and a tablespoon of ivory liquid soap.
Put in a spray bottle and shake well.

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-29-2009, 02:49 PM
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You can put the vinegar in their drinking water as well. I've used apple cider vinegar, it didn't seem to put them off their water. I've heard many people do this and had great results. I'm a bad horse mom and didn't do it long enough to report results.
It works great as a topical for many fly types. I notice it does nothing to deter the large horse flies though. It works great for the small biting flies and mosquitoes


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post #4 of 9 Old 05-01-2009, 03:38 PM
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I want to know how to make homemade fly spray, I have try almost all the ones you buy and the only ones that work are exspensive, with 3 horses those dont last long.So what are some really good homemade fly sprays that work?

Have you ever tried Wipe by Farnam? That stuff works like MAGIC. lol! Seriously. Its 9.99 for a pint of it on horse.com. But it should last all summer. Last summer I had a quart of it for two horses and used only about half of it. Its the only stuff I've found that isnt toxic and works great!




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post #5 of 9 Old 05-01-2009, 05:08 PM
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Do a search on the forum... there was a thread about this last spring too.
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-02-2009, 12:41 PM
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You can put the vinegar in their drinking water as well. I've used apple cider vinegar, it didn't seem to put them off their water. I've heard many people do this and had great results. I'm a bad horse mom and didn't do it long enough to report results.
It works great as a topical for many fly types. I notice it does nothing to deter the large horse flies though. It works great for the small biting flies and mosquitoes

Do you know the ratio? The mosquitos are terrible around here and and every little bit would help!
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-05-2009, 01:29 AM
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OMG, Tiger, I just posted a question under horse health about how much ACV do you add to horses drinking water. The bugs are starting to come out and I want to get this going early. So if you get a responce on the ratio will you PM me?
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post #8 of 9 Old 05-08-2009, 12:03 PM
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Yeah, no problem. I'm trying to find some other things to keep the population down as Soda is super sensitive to bugs. He actually gets sores later in the summer (some sort of fly I think) and already is getting welts from the gnats. Of course I have like 3 ponds on the property so that doesn't help either.
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-08-2009, 12:11 PM
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I use 2 parts apple cider vinegar and 1 part water with a squirt of dish soap(keeps it from sweating off) and spray it on as a fly spray. It's cheap and it works as well as much more expensive fly spray.
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