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Home Made Natural Fly Sprays?

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teb (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 194.125.182.167
Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 09:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just thought I would ask anyone if they make their own fly sprays using natural products and if so do they work and please give me the recipie! I have mares that are pregnant so I don't want to use the chemical stuff and would like to use it on all my horses.
Thanks
Terri
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1401
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 - 01:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just saw this. I have one that works pretty well. There are several that can be Googled. However, I've used chemical sprays with my mares and foals without any known problems.

1 c. water
1 c. white vinegar
2 oz. dish soap
2 oz. veg. oil
5 oz. concentrated flyspray

Mix and spray. Shake each time before spraying. I use a cotton rag to put on the face. I started my foals getting used to it by soaking it, then "scratching" their cheeks with it. Now I can run it all over their faces without them complaining.

I do think all my horses find the smell less objectionable.
 

Chris Taylor
Yearling
Username: Galaxy

Post Number: 64
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 01:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Although not quite "natural" by which I guess you mean chemical free I have just made the following brew which is working well. WE are in the middle of a hot summer right now.

50% DETTOL (commercially available disinfectant)
25% Baby Oil
25% Water

Sprays on easily. It's not my recipe just something I was told about. If only I could research and develop a product that would keep bot flies off horses for good then I think I could retire in comfort :-)
 

Kim Rose
Weanling
Username: Kleonaptra

Post Number: 30
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 08:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Plain white vinegar works a treat, and a bit of eucalyptus doesnt go astray either.



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