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post #1 of 13 Old 07-21-2008, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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How do you get rid of them nasty fly?

How do you get rid of them nasty fly, Iam seeing them crazy little knats fly bothing on my horses eyes, How do I get rid of them they driving me crazy and my horses!! Do yall know any good repel or fly spray that are better to get rid of those little crazy knats?
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-22-2008, 01:08 AM
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Best fly/mosquito/bug spray available.

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-22-2008, 08:22 AM
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Try a good fly mask for your horse(s) will keep the flies out of their eyes. I would take it off at night though, It impairs their vision somewhat. You can even buy fly masks made for riding.
During the day I have been using the fly leg wraps and I must say it does reduce the leg stomping and the horses seem more comfortable.
As far as getting rid of the pests, sorry can't help you with that, it seems in my area fly sprays only work a short amount of time then you have to switch brands. The flies seem to become immune to the spray.
So I have a closet of sprays which do work on and off and with the masks and leg wraps and strong fans in the barn you get by.
In the hot months I ride very early or at dusk when the flies are less of an issue. Early is cooler though. Good luck

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post #4 of 13 Old 07-22-2008, 08:32 AM
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I second the fly mask for the eyes....the spray the crap out the rest of the horse. LOL
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-22-2008, 10:25 AM
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Fly masks are awesome. They really help prevent flies around the eyes & face. :)

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-22-2008, 10:27 AM
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One word: Bronco
Best fly/mosquito/bug spray available.

I've tried bronco and it doesn't work here very well at all..
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-23-2008, 01:32 AM
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This sounds crazy...but I am telling the truth. I switched my horses all TENNESSEE WALKERS over to a new feed called Chaffhaye in February. I love lots of things about the new feed and no more supplements for two of them. But it is now July and I am NOT battling flies this summer. It is the only thing I have done radically different this summer than all the rest before. Their manuer (p00p) is smaller and darker, and a lot less of it. The flies are virtually gone from the barn area. I only wish I could feed it to my dogs, they are getting eaten alive this year. All my fly spray is used on the dogs now!
Crazy but true. I feel like mixing Chaffhaye into my dog food somehow. My horses are almost virtually fly free and I attribute it to Chaffhaye.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-23-2008, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Appyt
One word: Bronco
Best fly/mosquito/bug spray available.

I've tried bronco and it doesn't work here very well at all..
I agree. I've heard pryanna is good. And fly masks are great!

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-23-2008, 03:13 PM
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Heres something you can try, ive done it before and my vet is the one that suggested it to me, if you put 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in their feed everyday it will get in their skin and it prevents flies, gnats and mosquitoes cuz they dont like the taste or smell it gives the horse and trust me it really does work.

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-23-2008, 03:17 PM
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Naf DEET should work, if you have it over there, or PowerPhaser - that is intoxicating!

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