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post #1 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Those little flesh eaters! [ bug spray ]

Any tips on which bug spray is the best? we have had ALOT of rain, then heat, then more rain! so the grass is tall & wet, and the mosquito are LOVING it! and they are loving my horse just as much! lol

my trainer recommended Bronco, so thats what I use. but it really does not work. i put the spray on, go outside and we get eaten! Does anyone know of a better spray that works longer and repels those little pests?
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 12:32 AM
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I use Final Flight. I wipe it on with a rag in the morning & it lasts all day.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 10:10 AM
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I use Bronco too. My daughter & I brush them everyday, we used spray them with Bronco every couple of days.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 10:36 AM
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No offense, but I hate bronco. I think for the money, you can make your own cheaper. If you search this forum there is a thread all about homemade fly spray. Anything with citronella oil in it works great.

For off the shelf fly spray, I like absorbines bug spot (purple bottle). Its middle of the road price wise...smells like green tea and really does work. My friend only uses ultra shield (absorbines super strong/kills everything spray). It does work well. Its just SUPER expensive! When I have borrowed some from her, I have watered it down to make it stretch and it actually worked the same.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 02:17 PM
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I used Ultrashield in the black bottle and CLAC's Deo Lotion and Deo-Gel. My horse is terribly allergic to gnats and/or flies. He's having a rough year.

Neither of them work like magic, but I know the Deo-Lotion is a good temporary deterrent. I put some on him the other night and took out for a quick graze and the flies would come near him and the pass by. Too bad I think it's pretty short lived. The gel is good for legs and ears/face.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 03:11 PM
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Add about a 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to your horse's feed. It'll take a few days, but it causes the horse's skin to release a chemical that flies and mosquitoes don't like!

Also, I use bronco and it works fine for me.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-28-2010, 03:39 PM
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I find that rotating sprays works well for mine. The stuff in the purple bottle, Bug Block, worked like magic for my boys at first, but by the time the bottle was empty wasn't as effective. I just opened a new bottle of Bronco Gold, and it's a lot more effective. I think my bugs develop immunities or something. Other sprays I like are Tri-Tec 14 and UltraShield, but those are pricier.

I also buy a sunscreen/fly repellent gel at a local salvage-freight place. The brand is American Horseman, but I've never found it anywhere other than the salvage-freight store. Keeps Scout's white nose bug and sunburn free all summer, with none of the drop in effect I get with most repellents.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-31-2010, 06:39 PM
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I use Pyranha fly spray, and it works really well! It has citronella and is citronella scented. The smell is a little strong at first, and you have to be careful to avoid eye contact. This stuff kills flies on contact. You could also try using OFF human bug spray. Apparently it works really well.
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