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post #1 of 28 Old 04-03-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Favorite products for flys?!?!

I can never find decent fly spray recipes to make or any store bought ones that actually work at keeping flys and gnats off. Does anyone have recipes or sprays they like to use that's safe?!?

Your help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 28 Old 04-03-2013, 07:42 PM
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I can't remember to save my life the name but it comes in a black bottle with blue lable and yellow lid... lol. It worked great and was water and sweat proof. Just tie them a bit after you spray. If they roll when its wer,it takes forever to get that stuff out.
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Pyranha spray is still my favorite, but I'm curious if there are some that last longer.
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Rinse your horse with apple cider vinegar once a week. Did this with my gelding who was allergic to flies (as well as my friend's gelding who is also severely allergic to flies) and never had to fly spray them all summer.
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Drafty, do you rub it on their head, ears, through their hair? I heard that somewhere else and was wondering because we have a bad fly problem here due to a trash dump and pig houses.
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Drafty, do you rub it on their head, ears, through their hair? I heard that somewhere else and was wondering because we have a bad fly problem here due to a trash dump and pig houses.
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Nope. When you give them a bath, after you're done rinsing off the shampoo, mix about 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a 2 gallon bucket with water and pour it over the horse. Refill the bucket with the ACV/water mixture as often as needed to cover the horse from ears to tail. For difficult to reach areas, like the head/ears and legs, use a big soft sponge.
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Nope. When you give them a bath, after you're done rinsing off the shampoo, mix about 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a 2 gallon bucket with water and pour it over the horse. Refill the bucket with the ACV/water mixture as often as needed to cover the horse from ears to tail. For difficult to reach areas, like the head/ears and legs, use a big soft sponge.
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mosquitoes? You probably don't have any....I do.

I currently use Mosquito Halt. Wipe it on, it lasts about 20 hours and builds up.

I will try the ACV
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What about bees? Are they attracted to ACV?
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DHW, we have mosquitoes, but probably not in the numbers you do. I've never had a problem with my horses being bitten by mosquitoes.

KyMoMo, I've never had bees attracted to the ACV, and we had a nest in our barn.
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