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annabelleh26

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annabelleh26 says:

fly repellent?

Any one know a good one?

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TruStar

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TruStar says:

Re: fly repellent?

I find Absorbine Ultra Shield Residual insecticide & Repellent really good stuff.

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: fly repellent?

The only one I've found to work for a decent length of time is the Naff Off gel one.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: fly repellent?

There was a home made one which appeared some little time ago which worked, but forgotten it now I know it contained, vinegar, cold tea (without milk and sugar), washing up liquid, and oil of Citronella or oil of lavander, now I use the smellist one I can find which is the Mark Todd one, makes your eyes water, so it should kill anything including the owner.

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: fly repellent?

 I have a IV horse one. it smells awful. The one that smells REALLY REALLY good is in a green bottle, quite cheap, unsure of brand.

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Icebunny

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Icebunny says:

fly repellent?

Gosh this brings back memories.  I remember this exact "recipe" and how my mum despaired when me and my friends used to make it in her kitchen!!!  That was years ago too - a good sixteen or so - aaarrrggh im so old now!!

 

kevinhiatt said:

There was a home made one which appeared some little time ago which worked, but forgotten it now I know it contained, vinegar, cold tea (without milk and sugar), washing up liquid, and oil of Citronella or oil of lavander, now I use the smellist one I can find which is the Mark Todd one, makes your eyes water, so it should kill anything including the owner.


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alrees

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alrees says:

Re: fly repellent?

I make my own as my lad had a allergic reaction to two well known brands, I use a squirt of fairy liquid (doesnt matter what one), Mint mouthwash (which contains alchohol) filled to about half way then fill the rest up with tap water, I either sponge it on or use in a spray bottle, I would test first for allergies but it really does work, I have seen flies land and fall off lol... don't know why but they hate it x

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: fly repellent?

One lady at the new yard uses one of the Avon products, it does make you wonder does it kill human fleas as well, plus boyfriends.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: fly repellent?

Coopers is supposed to be very good, it's expensive but I've bought some to try this Summer. Most of the sprays that I have used in the past really don't work so I'll be interested to see the results with Coopers. Do you have a fly mask for your horse ? I find these so good, the Equilibrium range is fab, Tenor has one of these and it has padding and good clearance over his eyes.  

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: fly repellent?

I quite like the lincoln one, I've used it for years with good results.  In Scotland we have the dreaded midge problem too so we usually invest in some Avon woodland fresh oil spray as the little blighters hate it - if you ever come here on holiday especially a walking one then don't come without it!

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: fly repellent?

I use cold tea, white vinegar, citronella and a drop of tea tree if memory serves - works better than many expensive ones and doesn't melt your sponge like Deet does ! I use a bottle like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PUMP-SPRAY-WATER-BOTTLE-1-5-ltr-WEEDS-GARDEN-BRASS-NOZZLE-Plants-Flowers-NEW-/280859380981?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Weed_Pest_Control_CV&hash=item4164860cf5

which allows me to spray the horse without the constant squeaking of the trigger which freaks my horse out!  Bigger bottles of Citronella can be bought off Ebay much cheaper than your local chemist or health shop.

Kevin - the Avon product is Skin so Soft - excellent against midges.  Tumble dryer cloths are also good for mozzies - can attach them to headpieces etc for horses upset by them.

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