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    08-09-2011, 03:09 PM
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Foal
How much Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of flies?

I have been told that Apple Cider vinegar mixed in your horses water will help stop flies from biting them. How much should I use to 1 gallon of water?

Thanks in advance
     
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    08-09-2011, 03:19 PM
  #2
Weanling
I am subscribing as I'm interested in this too I have a 110 gallon tank, I also have 3 heifers using this too wonder if it would help them.
     
    08-10-2011, 10:20 AM
  #3
Started
My vet has said she tosses two cups of ACV in her 100 gal. Tank. I am not sure how much good that can/will do as I feed my older mare 1/4 cup daily over her grain for her joints. It does wonders for her but I do not notice any difference in flys near her vrs. The other horses.
     
    08-10-2011, 12:36 PM
  #4
Foal
homemade fly spray

I am also interested in this as I have been reading different ways to make your own fly spray and they all use vinegar and Avon Skin so Soft. Just wondering if anyone has tried this?
     
    08-10-2011, 01:29 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by taylormadechief    
I am also interested in this as I have been reading different ways to make your own fly spray and they all use vinegar and Avon Skin so Soft. Just wondering if anyone has tried this?
Use to do it all the time with my first horse. It worked great and smelled good too. Can't remember the recipe exactly. Remember it was more vineger than skin so soft (regular) and a bit of water. It worked well but it does have to be applied fairly often. In MI there were lots of mosquitoes and no see ums and this worked great to keep them off while trail riding.
     
    08-11-2011, 11:07 AM
  #6
Foal
Thanks! I think I will give this a try.
     
    08-11-2011, 03:45 PM
  #7
Foal
A fly repellant recipe I use with some success
500ml of strong cold black tea
500ml of vinegar
20ml of tea tree oil
20ml of cetronella oil
A large squirt of washing up liquid
1L of water and mix all together
     
    08-11-2011, 03:48 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadynDibs    
A fly repellant recipe I use with some success
500ml of strong cold black tea
500ml of vinegar
20ml of tea tree oil
20ml of cetronella oil
A large squirt of washing up liquid
1L of water and mix all together

I love tea tree oil.
     

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