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post #1 of 59 Old 06-05-2012, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Which is your favorite fly spray? Which is your least?

I'm looking for different fly repellents to try, I usually use Endure by Farnam. It works pretty well at repelling all the nasty crawling creatures, but alas it makes for a very greasy horse! Bronco by Farnam has to be my least favorite. You spray it on.. and look, there are still flies! EVEN as the mist is still floating in the air! Gah!

So what is your favorite fly Spray, and why do you love it? Or what is your most hated solution claiming to repel. But, it doesn't. At all. Ever.
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I had been buying the Bronco because I hose my horses off everyday and I go through a bottle of fly spray every couple of days...it was cheap.

I tried the Endure...not much better just expensive.

I just bought Gordons Farm Horse and Pony Spray with sunscreen concentrate at Tractor Supply.

Yes it is greasy, but it works better than Bronco, its cheap and it has the sunscrren to hopefully help with the sun fade on my dark colored horses.

I paid $30, I think for one gallon concentrate and you you mix it 1:3 or 1:4?

I have to use a oil based spray because of the humidity otherwise they just sweat off the water based stuff.
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My two favorite sprays are Equicare Flysect Citronella Spray & Equicare Flysect Super-7 Spray both are by Farnam. The Super-7 will repel & kill everything including ticks. I use it when the flies & what not are bad. The Citronella spray has great repelling properties without all of the chemicals. My least favorite spray is also Bronco but I couldn't get Endure to repel anything in my area either.
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I had been buying the Bronco because I hose my horses off everyday and I go through a bottle of fly spray every couple of days...it was cheap.

I tried the Endure...not much better just expensive.

I just bought Gordons Farm Horse and Pony Spray with sunscreen concentrate at Tractor Supply.

Yes it is greasy, but it works better than Bronco, its cheap and it has the sunscrren to hopefully help with the sun fade on my dark colored horses.

I paid $30, I think for one gallon concentrate and you you mix it 1:3 or 1:4?

I have to use a oil based spray because of the humidity otherwise they just sweat off the water based stuff.
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Thanks going to have to check that out, we have a tractor supply that opened about 30 minutes from me. I generally mail order repel x concentrate.
The sunscreen mentioned most likely isnt sunscreen as in protecting the horse from the sun. Would have to use a ton of fly spray to get any sunscreen effect on the horse. The sunscreen in fly spray is to protect the flyspray. COnsumer pesticides are specifically designed to break down when exposed to sunlight so you don't get a toxic buildup of residuals if they are used incorrectly. Sorta a built in environmental protection. Adding a sunscreen to the formula makes the flyspray hold together a bit longer and last a few days.
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I use Repel XP concentrate. I love the stuff and it works very well with my horses.

I used to use Bronco, but the stuff is like water and did nothing for my poor horses.

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Thanks going to have to check that out, we have a tractor supply that opened about 30 minutes from me. I generally mail order repel x concentrate.
The sunscreen mentioned most likely isnt sunscreen as in protecting the horse from the sun. Would have to use a ton of fly spray to get any sunscreen effect on the horse. The sunscreen in fly spray is to protect the flyspray. COnsumer pesticides are specifically designed to break down when exposed to sunlight so you don't get a toxic buildup of residuals if they are used incorrectly. Sorta a built in environmental protection. Adding a sunscreen to the formula makes the flyspray hold together a bit longer and last a few days.
LOL...ok good to know! Here I was thinking they was getting some SPFs!
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Right now, my fave is DuraGuard by Absorbine. It's awesome and actually smells good, as far as fly sprays go. It's kinda citrusy. Most of the time when something claims to be water/sweatproof it really isn't, but this stuff lasts. I was only having to use it once a week but now that these huge, black horseflies are bad I have to spot spray daily, usually just her chest and her teats though. There is actually another one that I really like, but it's a rub on and pretty expensive. I used to buy it a lot and would use it when on a trail ride because it was more oil based and seemed to be very long lasting. I can't think of the name though, I just know what it looks like.

As far as least fave, I don't know. I go through so many and switch them up because it seems like the flies build up a resistance after awhile anyway.
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post #9 of 59 Old 06-06-2012, 11:24 AM
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I use Pirahna fly spray. It works, but not as good as I would like. Personally it never lasts more than like twenty minutes before flies are landing on him again. And, its expensive... I have not once found a fly spray to keep off flies for more than an hour... Arghh
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post #10 of 59 Old 06-06-2012, 11:44 AM
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My favorite fly spary is horse and pony oil based... it works very good! I love it! I don't know what my least favorite is...
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