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    05-31-2008, 11:50 AM
Homemade flyspray?

I'm realy lookingf or a homemade flyspray I know theres a couple of ones with pinesole but I want it to be 100% safe. Any resipies?.
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    05-31-2008, 07:18 PM
I don't know of any homemade fly sprays, however the best one I've ever bought is Endure. It's sweat resistant and lasts about a week even in the heat of mid summer. I'll also be watching for a recipe to be posted as that sure would beat buying it all the time.
    06-02-2008, 09:51 AM
Green Broke
I used to know a recipie with dawn dish soap, skin so soft by avon, vinegar...and something else - can't remember the ratios though

ETA: http://www.moniteausaddleclub.com/flyspray_recipes.htm
There are at least 10 recipies on this link :)
    06-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Vinegar, oil and a spoonful of dishsoap. Spray freely, but watch for cuts and not the face.

Put cider vinegar and/or garlic in food or cider vinegar in water.
    06-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Fly Spray

Kickshaw, Thanks for the link I'm going to check it out. Hopefully I can find something that works and works well.
    06-02-2008, 07:56 PM
Green Broke
You're welcome... hope one works!!

Oh, if you do find one that works, buy one of those garden sprayers...the kind you pump pressure into...if you put your flyspray in that, you can just hold the lever down to spray your horses (and it holds like a gallon, so you wont have to fill up your bottle as much)

Good luck... let us know if any of them work!
    06-03-2008, 12:28 PM
Have any of you guys actually tried one of these yet? Im a little nervous too but I go through so many bottles of flyspray every summer it would be cool to be able to make it at home
    06-05-2008, 09:33 AM
Re: Homemade flyspray?

Originally Posted by AllyKatSki1
I'm realy lookingf or a homemade flyspray I know theres a couple of ones with pinesole but I want it to be 100% safe. Any resipies?.
I make my own fly spray using:

250ml cider vinegar
10z citronella oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Cup of water
250ml Lemon juice
    07-21-2008, 05:13 PM
I've used this for YEARS!!!

One regular size spray bottle.
3-cap fulls of Permectirn (Concentrated Cattle flyspray)See Link
1-cup of vineger
Fill the rest with hotwater.
Put the top on then shake...Whhoooaa Laaa!!


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