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post #1 of 10 Old 04-10-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Bug Control

Yeasterday was pretty warm and there were bug bothering my horse already!! I was considering using Bug Check (Natural Horse Vet Bug Check - Statelinetack.com) because it uses all natural ingrediants. But because it uses all natural ingrediants, I don't know if it is going to acctually work! I was wondering if anyone had experience using this product.

I also need to start thinking about buying fly spray. I used to use Bronco, which was cheap and I thought it worked pretty well, but it is also full of chemicals. I was wondering if anyone has had a natural fly spray work for them?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-11-2011, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-11-2011, 09:21 PM
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Subscribing! I also have horrible bug problems in SE Georgia. I've used Bronco but recently I've tried some homemade mixtures found online that seem to work well to far. I'm sure you could google something. I will try to get the 'recipe' soon though!
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-11-2011, 09:46 PM
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Yes, I did use it one season. Yes, it seems to work a little. It did seem that flies went to other horses before messing with my guy. It didn't seem to have any effect on those biting green flies which stinks. Also, if you don't wet it, a lot of it flies away since it's a powdery substance.

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post #5 of 10 Old 04-11-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Yea the green heads are a huge part of my problem. They attack my girls stomach! Thanks for your response!
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-11-2011, 10:48 PM
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I'm pretty close to amp and the flies are already AWFUL here..I have a big pond by my house and they are coming from it non stop..gnats and all..It's so bad you have to fly spray your horse, you, the dog, the cat..EVERYTHING..I like the Bronco for everyday use but at a show or swomething I'll use Endure, It just seems to last longer...I haven't ever used that product though..But, while we're on the fly subject..Has anyone used those Fly Predator Things??? I haven't looked into them but a friend bought some last summer and said they worked really well..I'm considering getting some IF they do work..

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I'm pretty close to amp and the flies are already AWFUL here..I have a big pond by my house and they are coming from it non stop..gnats and all..It's so bad you have to fly spray your horse, you, the dog, the cat..EVERYTHING..I like the Bronco for everyday use but at a show or swomething I'll use Endure, It just seems to last longer...I haven't ever used that product though..But, while we're on the fly subject..Has anyone used those Fly Predator Things??? I haven't looked into them but a friend bought some last summer and said they worked really well..I'm considering getting some IF they do work..
There is a pond where hunter is kept, too, and the flies are horrible. If the mixture a friend gave me doesn't work I'm going to try pyrhana fly spray. I've had to wrap his legs before because nothing else worked. He went nuts earlier with the farrier just because of the swarms of flies, a few coats if fly spray helped so hopefully it'll last.. Rainy day tomorrow may make bugs worse though:(
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-12-2011, 06:18 PM
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I used garlic in my horses feeds, I'm really lucky as my tb also takes oils so I pop a little bit of garlic into a big tub of oil (a gallon) and it helps keep the fly off. My old vet reconmended this, and it even has natural worming properties (I get my horses worm counted). And so far we have never had a problem, my youngster is particular is not bothered by flys in the slightest and our mare just needs a fly rug.
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What does work very well are those fly predators. Sprinkle them on your manure pile once a month and you won't have many flies around to deal with in the first place.

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What does work very well are those fly predators. Sprinkle them on your manure pile once a month and you won't have many flies around to deal with in the first place.
REALLY?! I had posted on here already that I was thinking about trying them but I didn't know if they worked..I'm definitely going to look into getting some now..What all did you do?? Just sprinkle it?

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