I'm not sure where this post should go, so please feel free to move it if I've posted in the wrong section.
My question concerns flies and how to battle them. I have tried a myriad of products all proclaiming that their's is the one that will be the end all in fly repellents. I wish at least one of them actually did what they proclaimed. I am using SWAT -- at least this gives some relief. My friend told me to wipe it right over the eyes (closed), so I do. The flies still come back, but not as bad.
I've heard that Skin So Soft works well. My sister-in-law sells it and I'm told there is the original oil, but also a bug spray version now. Has anyone used these products? Which ones and how effective were they?
Today I went up and put on her fly mask (the kind with the ears). I had bought it last month, but my friend/barn owner discouraged me from using it then. She advised me to wait until the season got worse. A few days ago I mentioned putting it on, but was discouraged from doing so because it could cause eye infections and that I would have to take it off at night. I'm guessing that taking it off at night is so that she can see better, and that makes sense.
I would like your opinions on the Skin So Soft products and fly masks. I am so thankful for the wealth of knowledge from so many seasoned horse owners who are willing to answer the questions of greenhorns like myself.