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post #21 of 25 Old 05-16-2015, 12:21 PM
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I hacked down some overgrown azaleas in my garden yesterday and found a few on me - still scratching my head!!!!
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post #22 of 25 Old 05-21-2015, 03:07 PM
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Plain gold Lysterine has been used as fly spray for some trail riders. I use the cheapest I can find and dilute it more with water. Repelx , Pyranha both great!
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post #23 of 25 Old 05-28-2015, 06:35 AM
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Zinc Oxide, found in the baby section, offers sun protection and is healing.

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post #24 of 25 Old 05-28-2015, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
When it comes to mosquitoes I put water out for them to lay their eggs in. Every three days, before a hatching, the water is dumped, the container moved then a few inches of water is added. The lawn gets a good drink and the hatchlings (wrigglers) die. I am careful to remove all standing water and if puddles can't be easily drained, a few drops of dish detergent breaks down surface tension, needed for mosquito reproduction. A mosquito magnet is set up close to the barn and it makes a huge difference as the little cup is filled to the brim each morning.
That's an excellent idea!

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post #25 of 25 Old 06-01-2015, 02:04 PM
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I use one small bottle on Pinesol, I dump it in a gallon jug, then I fill the pinesol bottle with apple cider vinegar, dump it in the jug and fill the rest of the gallon jug with water. Shake it up, pour some in a squirt bottle. This works decently. But there is a new bug this year that this is not helping, and my horse has been having reactions to the bites so I maybe having to start buying the expensive stuff at the store for her.

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