07-09-2013, 09:21 AM
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This one has been asked about a lot!
Here is the recipe I use. I even got a friend's family up here using it on his cows.
**Permethrin is the main ingredient in many flea and tick meds for dogs, and also for human tick prevention. It is extremely useful for ticks! My mare always gets them under her jaw and her udders, so I am sure to check and spray there every few days.
If there is no rain, it can last them a few days between sprays.
(Amounts are to make 1 gallon)
2 oz 10% Permethrin/Pyrethrin
1 bottle Skin So Soft (16oz or larger)
1) Put 2 oz Permethrin in gallon size bottle. (Big vinegar bottles work awesome for this)
2) Add full bottle of SSS.
3) Fill gallon bottle to halfway with white vinegar.
4) Finish up gallon bottle with water.
*** You may want to leave a bit of airspace at the top to be able to shake.
**** Shake before every use, and shake before pouring into spray bottle.