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post #11 of 15 Old 05-20-2012, 09:38 AM
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My friend makes a mix of Listerine, vinegar, and water. In a 64 oz bottle he mixes 1/5 Listerine, 1/5 vinegar, and then the rest is water. It smells awful but it works amazing. He is the only guy out at the stable that doesn't have serious fly problems! Mostly everybody else buys spray at the store pre-made and it doesn't work worth crap, as Joe already said.

Fun fact: Did you know that marigold flowers repel flies? This is why a lot of stables use marigolds to set in pots outside of stable doors. They just don't have a wide radius of repellent. They look pretty though too :)

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post #12 of 15 Old 05-20-2012, 11:15 AM
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My friend makes a mix of Listerine, vinegar, and water. In a 64 oz bottle he mixes 1/5 Listerine, 1/5 vinegar, and then the rest is water. It smells awful but it works amazing. He is the only guy out at the stable that doesn't have serious fly problems! Mostly everybody else buys spray at the store pre-made and it doesn't work worth crap, as Joe already said.

Fun fact: Did you know that marigold flowers repel flies? This is why a lot of stables use marigolds to set in pots outside of stable doors. They just don't have a wide radius of repellent. They look pretty though too :)

Pyrethum, think I spelled it right is in a lot of insect repellents which is found in marigolds. My mamow always planted marigolds to repel bugs from her garden.

I use vinegar, water and skin so soft from avon. At first it smells bad in the bottle but once its on the horse you only smell the skin so soft. I've done the garlic this spring for tics, had a bad outbreak of them until my guineas got control of the tick population. It seemed to work.
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-20-2012, 01:34 PM
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-20-2012, 01:45 PM
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I find white vinegar has become my best friend. I plan on trying these homemade recipes.
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post #15 of 15 Old 05-20-2012, 03:14 PM
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I use:

1 part water
1 part Avon skin-so-soft
1 part Dawn dishwashing soap
1 part Vinegar

(you can substitute mineral oil for skin-so-soft)

Any time you try a homemade fly spray, use caution on white-skinned horses, they're more sensitive
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