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Is there a fly spray on the US market that actually works, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
I buy liquid permethrin and dilute it with water.
It's sold in the cattle section of on-line catalogues, which means it's fairly inexpensive.
Depending on the dilution, you can use it on pretty much all livestock, as well as dogs.
Works as well or better than any branded flyspray.
For a long time I used Repel-X full strength. If you don't dilute it, it works better and longer. Of course, it can be expensive.
I've been using Endure the past few years. It's not cheap, but seems to work well therefore saving me money in the long run
There is an article that one of our sponsors posted about flys adapting after time http://www.horseforum.com/auto-mist/...choices-23693/
Its a really interesting article. Since I read it, I rotate my fly spray. I have added a natural one to my rotation this year. I got some that came with this years fly predators from Arbico Organics. SO far its working pretty well, but the flys aren't out in full force yet although mosquitoes seem to be out in good numbers :lol:
The Holistic Fly Guard is what I got. It seems expensive but it mixes with water.
I use Pyrahna... It works great and it isn't too expensive.... It even killed the warbles on a neighbors horse I borrowed... Probably wasn't a great idea, but I didn't realize they were there until after I fly sprayed....
Vida - what sort of "neighbors" do you have? I ask because you mention using the predators. We live rurally, but every single place around us has some form of livestock. My concern being that I could control our little two acres but that doesn't do much good if the neighbors field next door is a breeding ground for flies that will buzz on over to our side of the fence. The next three places to our right all have multiple horses and right across the road is a large field of cattle.....flies galore.
I just got some stuff called WarPaint for Rosie. I put a stripe under each eye (like a football player). I put it on her this past Saturday, and today was the first time I had seen a fly anywhere near her face. And even then, it didn't lite on her. It looks, and dispenses like soft deodorant. It shows the different places to put it for all over fly control on the inside of the label. Hope this helps.
I also use Endure. This spring is the first time that I havent used it , I have been using Repel X but used water to mix it.
I really like Endure as well, I have been looking for the good sales or coupons in order to get it a little cheaper.
Scott Purdum - Advantage Horsemanship
That's the only worked for me (after trying 5-7 brands from cheap to very expensive). Home made stuff didn't work at all. :)
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