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post #21 of 22 Old 07-21-2013, 05:11 PM
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I'm probably killing my horses but I make my own concoction as well. It's several herbal oils. Citronella, peppermint, and tea tree. I also add mostly white vinegar 2 C. and water to which I add 1/4 c. of Witch Hazel (it helps along with the tea tree to keep itching soothed). I buy the concentrated permethrin about 1/4 tsp. and about 1\4 tsp. Sawyer Jungle Juice. All this goes in a 32 oz spray bottle that I top off with the water. You have to shake it during sprays but it will drop a fly and I never see more than one or two flies on any of the horses. In case your wondering, it's the Jungle Juice that is the kicker. It's 98% deet and I've only found it at camping/hiking supply stores. I give a feed through fly off stuff (smart bugoff) and keep the poo raked and spread as much as I can. I used Fly Predators for many years and decided we would test out the feed through's this year. I must say I'm impressed so far.
We used Horse and Pony fly spray and it works really well but it's oil based and if you plan to ride is a mess. It's great for just a stand around in the pasture spray though. I've been shocked at the prices of fly spray lately so I decided to make my own with 4 horses and one with fly allergies. Not sure how much it's costing per bottle but I'm sure it's in the less than $1 range.

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post #22 of 22 Old 07-21-2013, 06:51 PM
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The one that I really like using that is both good for flies and mosquitoes, is Bronco. I buy that stuff by the carton. My horses are always covered in that stuff. I used to think that all sprays were created equal....but its definitely not the case.
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