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    03-20-2013, 08:49 PM
  #11
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Equispot. Apply every two weeks. I have never found a tick on my horse when using it.
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    03-21-2013, 11:45 AM
  #12
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Ok, please do not shoot the messenger

I just ran across this on another forum. I stopped reading after three rave reviews for the "Toad Juice" and went to the website.

If the "Toad Juice" is that good, seems to me the "Toad Mist" should work equally as well for ticks?

<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Toad Mist</span>

An 8 ounce bottle would last me about five minutes with four horses

I hope someone with one horse tries this and let's the rest of us know how it works as a tick repellant. Being all natural, it should be safe for human use as well
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    03-21-2013, 03:01 PM
  #13
Foal
I attract ticks like there is no tomorrow, so I read every single suggestion here and will defiantly try and put some of them to use, and write them down for the future.
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    03-21-2013, 04:41 PM
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^ so, I just rub this guy all over my horse? totally joking.. Very interesting sounding stuff though 'toad juice' definitely intrigues me.


We diluted some Permethrin-10, and sprayed it around the house to kill fleas, and ticks (dogs drag em in every year) and my hubby almost passed out from breathing that stuff in, and getting it on his skin. I'm not sure if there is a different kind for equine, and humans, but this kind was for livestock.
     
    03-21-2013, 04:47 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by toto    

We diluted some Permethrin-10, and sprayed it around the house to kill fleas, and ticks (dogs drag em in every year) and my hubby almost passed out from breathing that stuff in, and getting it on his skin. I'm not sure if there is a different kind for equine, and humans, but this kind was for livestock.
Same stuff. How much did you use?
When I make it, you use 1 ounce in a gallon of other liquids... a fairly low ratio- what is that 1:127?
I don't think permethrin is meant to be used that way. Tho it can be put on pants legs and such. I have gotten it on my skin, heck I don't love that I have had to, but I have rubbed a bit on my skin when I was riding, or camping... better than being carried off by a mosquito or being given Lyme disease! And of course, I always try to stand upwind, and never spray it in the animal's face! :)
     
    03-21-2013, 06:22 PM
  #16
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I would use the toad in in the pic if I thought that would work

I buy dog/cat flea spray from the vet. After I'm done spraying them, I spray it in the house and on the furniture throws. I don't care how it smells, it works - lol lol

Thankfully only the two spare bedrooms have carpet so that helps keep the unwanted critter population down.

I also have a local pest control company sprays the outside of the house, specifically for Black Widows and that also helps with other bugs.

We also use the push spreader and put Seven granules down in the fenced back yard, where the dogs spend a lot of time. That really helps with flea control and seems to help some with tick control. We keep the backyard mowed a lot shorter than the rest of the place, which also helps.
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    03-21-2013, 06:35 PM
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Foal
Black widows suck, when I lived in Nevada they were thousands of them everywhere. If you say a spider it was almost 99% chance a black widow they were so common. They don't even bother me anymore, im having to get used to the snakes though. I've also had a few hundred ticks on me before so those don't bother me anymore either. I guess the more you get/see the less they bother you.
     
    03-21-2013, 06:38 PM
  #18
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The best thing I have found for killing anything that feeds on blood, lice, ticks fleas, mosquitos and gnats is Neem oil.

2 Tablespoons Neem
2 " liquid soap or shampoo
2 pints hot water

Mix and sponge all over animal.

You need hot water as Neem solidifies fairly fast and have to sponge it on as it will block the normal fly spray nozzle.

The downside is that Neem stinks like nothing else!
You do get use to the small which does fade after an hour or so.
You can get a human cream which has the smell removed. I fully admit that although I use Neem all the time on the animals (dogs get dunked monthly horses weekly) also in a more dilute version on the garden as it also clears all aphids and plant eating bugs. I would however, not want to swab it all over me (though, with dunking 16 dogs I can be pretty well covered!)
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    03-21-2013, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GracielaGata    
Same stuff. How much did you use?
When I make it, you use 1 ounce in a gallon of other liquids... a fairly low ratio- what is that 1:127?
I don't think permethrin is meant to be used that way. Tho it can be put on pants legs and such. I have gotten it on my skin, heck I don't love that I have had to, but I have rubbed a bit on my skin when I was riding, or camping... better than being carried off by a mosquito or being given Lyme disease! And of course, I always try to stand upwind, and never spray it in the animal's face! :)

Maybe the hubby over exaggerated since the bottle says not to get it on the skin, and I think his ol redneck buddy told him it would mess ya up, lol.

That gives me an idear.. put it on polo wraps!

Lol, doubt theyd enjoy their eyeballs burning, lol.
     
    03-21-2013, 07:39 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
I would use the toad in in the pic if I thought that would work

I buy dog/cat flea spray from the vet. After I'm done spraying them, I spray it in the house and on the furniture throws. I don't care how it smells, it works - lol lol

Thankfully only the two spare bedrooms have carpet so that helps keep the unwanted critter population down.

I also have a local pest control company sprays the outside of the house, specifically for Black Widows and that also helps with other bugs.

We also use the push spreader and put Seven granules down in the fenced back yard, where the dogs spend a lot of time. That really helps with flea control and seems to help some with tick control. We keep the backyard mowed a lot shorter than the rest of the place, which also helps.

Purrrdy aint e? I caught him in a waffle house parkin lot-- totally true, lol.

Oooo new idea! I like that adams flea and tick spray in the blue bottle-- Its stout!

We sooo need a pest guy!! The chickens cut it down a lot, but they aint off in the trails where theyre real bad.
Yuckie, we have all kinda spiders all over!! I saw gargantuan ones(black widows) in the horse field under their old feed pans.. I killed them, but I don't like it, cause it feels like other spiders will avenge their death. creepy lil turds!! Lol.

Our neighbors skanky dogs always bring their fleas with them to our property-- I've literally seen one of the biggest fleas of my life jumping off their dog onto my pant leg.. so gross!! I make them go away when I see them now, lol.
     

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