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MAG1723 03-27-2013 11:49 PM

Arg! Mosquitoes
when I bring my mare in from the field at night there are 15-20 mosquitoes just on her head. The fly spray at the store doesn't do anything, but keep a gross smell on her. So the question is, does anyone know of a homemade recipe that will help the problem? I need something STRONG!


toto 03-27-2013 11:52 PM

Mosquito spray for humans!!

Phly 03-27-2013 11:54 PM

Yeah we've used OFF and others before. On the head just spray it in your hand the rub on.
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Muppetgirl 03-28-2013 02:27 AM

Vaseline and citronella mixed together, it stays on and lasts longer. I had a friend who lived in Fort McMurray, AB and she slathered it on her horses, the saying up there is the Mosquitos need their own airstrip to land!

deserthorsewoman 03-28-2013 04:44 AM

Mosquito Halt is the only stuff that works in my part( swamps, a mile away and irrigation ditches all around us). I wipe it on, late afternoon, seems to last until next day around lunch.
Also had good results with Avon Skin-so-Soft Original Bath Oil, but it needs to be applied twice a day. It does smell better than the Mosquito Halt;-)

MAG1723 03-28-2013 05:54 PM

I will try a few different recipes and see which one keeps those nasty things off! :)

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