Does anyone make their own flyspray?

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  • Does anyone make a horse fly spray that works
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    04-21-2011, 12:45 PM
Does anyone make their own flyspray?

Does anyone mix up their own flyspray? How? Does it work? Or is there a commercial fly spray that works that doesn't cost like $70/gallon?
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    04-21-2011, 01:31 PM
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This stuff is pretty good. You can get it on line or just about any tack shop, even tractor supply.

Farnam Repel-Xp Concentrate -
    04-21-2011, 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
This stuff is pretty good. You can get it on line or just about any tack shop, even tractor supply.

Farnam Repel-Xp Concentrate -
That would be $85 a gallon!!!!!!!
    04-21-2011, 04:29 PM
I've also used Repel-X before and it seemed to work well. It's a concentrate. If you zoom in on the container it says that the 8oz makes 1/2 gal. And 32 oz is $25.. So you can make 2 gallons of fly spray for that price :)
    04-21-2011, 04:45 PM
You are right, my fault! So if my math is right, you would get 8 gallons of mixed fly spray out of a gallon of concentrate for $85.
    04-21-2011, 05:27 PM
I may be wrong but I've seen a lot of people use mouthwash. Just dilute it with water. Cheap and effective. I can vouch personally that it works very well. During a horsecamp where that was ALL they used, we all went around smelling a bit like mouthwash because we would douse ourselves in it before we went riding. I think I got one bug bite on my ankle during the combined horsecamps I KNOW they used it (two horsecamps). That was also the day I decided NOT to spray my pants with the stuff for humans and the day someone else sprayed my horse for me.
    04-21-2011, 06:19 PM
Skin-so-Soft diluted with water.
    04-21-2011, 06:35 PM
I seen someone today say they mixed garlic and water...The smell was ughhh..I dunno if it works though.
    04-21-2011, 06:35 PM
I also have used the repel-x in the past. I liked it a lot. I have tried almost all of the fly sprays on the market and am not happy with most of them. I have started a list of do nots!!!! Rosebud 64 each pint of repel-x makes 1 gallon of fly spray and the pint is $15. So really you are speeding $15 on a gallon of fly spray that you would usually have to spend over $20 for an already mixed bottle. That is why I loved it so much! It lasted my 2 horses 3 full bug seasons! And that was applying once a day because we trail ride and the bugs out here are very BAD!!!!!
    04-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by Sarahandlola    
I seen someone today say they mixed garlic and water...The smell was ughhh..I dunno if it works though.
It probably does work, as feeding garlic keeps the bugs off of them. Personally, I'll pay the price for a nice-smelling one instead

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