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post #11 of 21 Old 04-21-2011, 06:45 PM
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It probably does work, as feeding garlic keeps the bugs off of them. Personally, I'll pay the price for a nice-smelling one instead

Same with me haha ! I used a nice smelling one today.
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post #12 of 21 Old 04-21-2011, 07:09 PM
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I used to make my own many years ago, it worked well - but I cannot for the life of me remember how I did it. I wish I could remember.

Am interested as well to hear if anyone else makes their own.
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post #13 of 21 Old 04-21-2011, 07:48 PM
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I make one , 1/3 Water 1/3 AVC 1/3 Tea tree oil

Works great ! & no harmful chemicals .

The same mix I use to treat rain rot or thrush on my horses too :)

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post #14 of 21 Old 04-21-2011, 07:50 PM
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I should add
Use water soulable tea tree oil if you can .

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post #15 of 21 Old 04-21-2011, 09:22 PM
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We do at my barn. We have No-see-ums and they are hell on my gelding. I also use a fly sheet at night.

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post #16 of 21 Old 04-23-2011, 07:40 PM
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This isn't a fly spray but its what I use for my animals and I don't have trouble with bugs at all. It works as a topical and you can feed it to them. Diatomaceous earth (food grade) you can buy online or at a health food store. Use as a flea/pest powder it kills bugs. It is all natural and safe. Also wards off flys. You can use it as a natural dewormer. Look up the recommended dosage. But it kills internal parasites and then when the horse poops it cuts down on flys and other pests in your yard because of the d/earth in the waste. All it is is a ground up algae or something like that, but it dehydrates bugs. I highly recommend looking into it.

I was concerned about using pesticides on my animals because all of mine are rescues with some sort of medical/behavior problem so I switched to all natural methods. This works the best. The only thing is to use sparingly as it doesn't take much and wear a mask. We had an outbreak of sand fleas in the barn a few weeks ago and put this down in all of the stalls and it killed them, same with the lice on my mustang. I also use it on my dogs. I haven't had a flea problem in 3 years.
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post #17 of 21 Old 04-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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I googled in homemade fly spray and came up with a bunch of fly spray. I've tried quite a few. Bought citrinella oil, skin so soft, just about everything to make the stuff. Guess what, it didn't work. The only thing that does work is the Repel X. If you buy all the ingredients and it doesn't work, you'll end up getting the Repel X and having a lot of left over oils. There're still siting in my cabinet. You can experiment, go to ebay, I bought the oil off ebay. Skin so soft works on me. I put it on straight from the bottle and it keeps those pesty nat away. I bought fly catcher last year, the kind that look like a large mayonaise jar. They didn't catch hardly anything. I baited the jar with liver. Good luck
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post #18 of 21 Old 04-23-2011, 10:30 PM
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The problem with using essential oils is that they can be harmful if you don't know what you are doing. Some oils animals cannot tolerate and they have to be diluted. It is complicated. I agree that oils do not work as well as other products. In the summer I spritz diluted cedar oil on bandanas and tie them around my dogs' necks to keep the bugs away while they are outdoors. It works well on them, but it doesn't last long and you can't reapply it very often. Still I'm all for using natural products over dousing my animals in chemicals.
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post #19 of 21 Old 04-23-2011, 11:14 PM
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I have been using lysterin as a spray. The old gold Lysterin mouth wash has a better smell then some of the 'commercial' fly sprays that I can by. Plus the stuff is a lot cheaper and safer especially when the wind blows back the spray in your face.
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-23-2011, 11:20 PM
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Oh, I'm all for natural products, if they work. That's why I went on line to find homemade natural fly sprays and invested in the oils. I don't know what's worse, having the flies drive the horse nuts or use a commerical repellent.
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