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    08-30-2013, 03:39 AM
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Foal
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Hi
Is it possible to make a nice smelling fly spray
All the ones I used stink
Can you please give me the recipe
Thank you
Lillyx
     
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    08-30-2013, 03:48 AM
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Green Broke
When we had the American shops on base (Boo NATO left!)
We used equal measures of Pine Sol, White wine vinegar and water.

Had to use a fair amount, and make sure your horse got a good hosing at least once a week or they got sticky, but worked a treat.
     
    08-30-2013, 08:48 AM
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4 oz Skin So Soft (avon)
1 oz citronella oil
12 oz White vinegar
12 oz water


Or

4 oz Skin So Soft
1 tbs. Eucalyptus oil
12 oz White vinegar
12 oz water

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    08-30-2013, 08:59 AM
  #4
Yearling
Anyone have a fly spray that really works?

Lol, seems they're building a tolerance to it little by little!
     
    08-30-2013, 02:37 PM
  #5
Weanling
This year the flies have changed in our area. Last year, just a spritz with the oil based Pyrahna (sp?) would kill them so quick they'd be dead before they hit the ground. This year, the oil based doesn't work at all. The best results (combined with fly mask of course) has been a spray with vinegar, brush, followed by a spray of the water based Pyrahna and another brushing. Come on Jack Frost!!!
I've tried all the home made recipes and have never had any luck with them. Next year though I am going to try feeding the apple cider vinegar to help repel from the inside as well.
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    08-30-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernTrailsGA    
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4 oz Skin So Soft (avon)
1 oz citronella oil
12 oz White vinegar
12 oz water


Or

4 oz Skin So Soft
1 tbs. Eucalyptus oil
12 oz White vinegar
12 oz water

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I use this but I do equal parts of Apple cider vinegar and SSS and add a touch about 1 0z of pyrethrin
No water
I may try yours
     
    08-30-2013, 02:47 PM
  #7
Green Broke
15 oz water
5 oz distilled white vinegar
1-2 oz apple cider vinegar
2 oz blue dawn dish soap
2 oz veggie oil.


All I end up smelling is dish soap haha
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    08-30-2013, 02:51 PM
  #8
Yearling
I've heard good things about oil-based, but one of mine(thin-skinned TB) CANNOT use it. He gets welts, I'm sure he's allergic. He's decked out in a fly mask and fly sheet, even in this heat, I feel sorry for him.
     

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