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    06-11-2012, 08:51 AM
  #21
Foal
My favorite fly spray is the Farnam Tri-Teck 14. It is the best horse spray. It is on the pricy side but is so worth the money. It kills flies instantly. You can get is at horse.com very reasonable there.

My least favorite is the Bar None. It says it kills on contact but that is not true. It is very cheap we got it because a friend had some so we took it. When I use it for my horse it does not do a thing ti him. The flies still go after him and make his legs bloody!
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    06-11-2012, 09:45 AM
  #22
Started
What has worked best for my boys is Pyranha Wipe 'N Spray. Middle-of-the-road price wise for my area, and it does a good job for a decent amount of time. I recently tried some DuMor fly spray from TSC -- only $5 US, had to give it a try. It's pretty effective for the money.

I found a wipe-on fly repellent gel/sunblock at a salvage freight place that I love. A little blob over the muzzle and ears keeps all but the toughest bugs off of what the fly mask doesn't cover, and keeps their noses from getting sunburned. I may cry when I run out -- the place I got it hasn't gotten any more in, and I can't find the brand or even a similar kind of product even online.

Bronco might as well be overpriced water for all the good it does for my fellas. I can shoot a fly point-blank with the stuff, and it won't even notice. Gordon's gave both of mine giant hives.

Rio is very thin-skinned; even with the best stuff the flies bother him quite a bit. No brand I've tried works for longer than a couple of weeks; I rotate a couple of different brands/active ingredients with homemade recipes to keep the bugs from building up immunity.
     
    06-11-2012, 11:53 AM
  #23
Started
I use permethrin concentrate it works amazing it's not over priced and it keeps ticks off too!
     
    06-11-2012, 01:07 PM
  #24
Foal
Smile Fly sprays

I have a feeling that Bronco is 98% water. I'm shocked it's still on the shelves. I really love bug block, it's in a purple bottle. We're very buggy here and when it's really bad with horse flies and deer flies, we kinda tweek it a bit with Wipe. Spendy but it works.
     
    06-11-2012, 01:51 PM
  #25
Foal
Smile Mtg

Quote:
Originally Posted by Legend    
Oh, I don't think it smells bad at all! But I also like the smell of MTG, so maybe my smelling senses are wacked
I think MTG is a great product but it has to be one of the smelliest horse products on the market!
     
    06-11-2012, 02:46 PM
  #26
Foal
Flicks when I can afford it (it's a bit expensive) otherwise whatever is on sale at the farm store. For my guys Flicks lasts a couple days before I need to reapply, if they have not been sweating a lot less often than than even. I use it when I am going on vacation so I don't have to worry about the flies and getting someone to spray while I am gone.

I don't usually go for the all natural stuff but I saw the flicks as part of a fly spray test off and it was one of the top three even among the chemical based sprays.

My gelding Thor fidgets when he is around anything chemically smelling and wiggles all over the place when sprayed with chemically smelling fly spray. He never acts out but obviously does not like it at all. The flicks smells very herbal and he does not mind it at all. I like that I can spray it on anything from the horses to me, the cats, dogs, etc. I even got some in my eye once (I am Very accident prone ) and it didn't burn or anything.
     
    06-11-2012, 02:54 PM
  #27
Green Broke
Repel-X is my favorite. But, if you use a brand, and it DOESN't repel the flies, it's a good idea to switch to another chemical for awhile. I did this by accident with my dogs last year. My Vet had been selling my Frontline for years. I bought K-9 Advantix bc it was a super-good price. We had practically NO inside fleas last year, with 2 INSIDE/outside (medium sized) dogs, who...um...are all over the furniture. (I train better manners in my horses...)
Insects that survive insecticides pass on their immunity to the next generation.
Just thought I'd share, in case you think that the companies that make this stuff are trying to stiff you, or something. =b
     
    06-11-2012, 02:58 PM
  #28
Yearling
I didn't read the above, but broncho didn't work for me at all, used another brand (can't remember name), but I went ahead and bought the more expensive stuff, absorbine ultrashield ex, says reapply it every 7-10 day, to 2 wks. Works great for us!!
     
    06-11-2012, 06:16 PM
  #29
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnhorselover    
I think MTG is a great product but it has to be one of the smelliest horse products on the market!
Oh, no way! I like the smell! The first time I smelt it I was like "Woah " but then, after a few times, I grew to really like the smell. Personally I like the smell better than allot of things. Such as... Cattle ear tags to repel bugs! My word those smell putrid! At least the ones I bought.
     
    06-11-2012, 06:24 PM
  #30
Weanling
Oh, BTW, I don't think I mentioned this. I heard from friends, and family, and the local farm and ranch feed store that braiding a cattle ear tag insectecide into your horses manes, tails, or tying it to their halter keeps flies and bugs away. So, I bought some and plaited it into the horses mane, and tail to where it could be touching the skin. Once the grease got on them from the ear tags, it worked pretty wonderfully! And kept off the big bugs, like horse flies. But... they do stink!
     

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