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Reg. Oct 2006
Posted 2009-06-13 4:02 AM (#106393)
Subject: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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A friend was using some blue fly spray- I asked what was in it and she said mix cider vinegar, veg. oil, dawn dishwashing soap, and some fly spray concentrate.    I didn't ask proportions.. just made up my own little concoction and was suprised to find it WORKED VERY WELL!!    I'm impressed!

Any of you have similar recipes?

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Lynn0202
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2009-06-13 10:23 PM (#106409 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?



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My father-in-law believes in his homemade fly spray. It's similar to what you described but I couldn't tell you proportions.

Works good and doesn't smell awful.

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sinful
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2009-06-14 8:29 AM (#106425 - in reply to #106393)
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Could you break it down a little better?   I know the stuff you buy doesn't work.  Thanks in advance.
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Reg. Oct 2006
Posted 2009-06-15 3:52 AM (#106443 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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  • OK.  here is her recipe:

 

  • 15 oz. water
  • 5 oz. fly spray (pyhanha)
  • oz. vinegar
  • 2 oz. veg. oil
  • 2 oz. Dawn dish soap

I'm impressed- this stuff works better and lasts longer than anything else I've used!

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Shari
Reg. Jan 2005
Posted 2009-06-15 8:37 AM (#106448 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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I have a recipe here but haven't tried it yet

2 parts avon skin so soft 1 part citrus listerien
2 parts apple cider vinegar

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Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2009-06-15 7:03 PM (#106500 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?



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Cool!!   I'll give it a try, Thanks
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Jellbelle
Reg. Mar 2008
Posted 2009-06-18 2:38 PM (#106632 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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I use this recipe:

  • 2 cups Listerine
  • 2 cups baby oil
  • 2 cups white vinegar

Shake well before spraying.

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gemm
Reg. Feb 2005
Posted 2009-06-20 2:09 PM (#106720 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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I'm wondering about the Dawn dishwashing detergent...Does it bubble when the horse sweats? I used to use it on my cats and dogs for fleas. It worked great for that, but I rinsed it off really well each time.
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crowleysridgegirl
Reg. Apr 2005
Posted 2009-06-20 3:51 PM (#106723 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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Those natureopathic fly sprays will work for all of you guys,where you are located.Here in the Delta region,even the strong stuff,permethrin,has quit working.They're all immune to it.
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sinful
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2009-06-20 8:13 PM (#106727 - in reply to #106723)
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I'm in Central Iowa.  Right now the flies are just down right NASTY.   My question is...Does the soap get sticky on there skin?     I want to try those other girls concoctions.....just haven't yet.   Going to finish up the rest of my Repel that I mix with Vinegar.  Don't think it works all that well myself.  Maybe I'm not putting it on heavy enough.  I don't want to drown them in it,  but there skin is damp after I spray it on.   I welcome any ideas.    I should mention I have about 150 head of cows right across the gravel road from my horses.  I know that doesn't help matters.
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rose
Reg. Feb 2004
Posted 2009-06-20 9:19 PM (#106729 - in reply to #106393)
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I'm thinking about wrapping my horses in sticky fly tape;  actually one of the colts managed to do this and it took me quite awhile to get that stuff off of him.

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kypeep
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2009-06-26 6:40 PM (#107104 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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Be cautious with the Skin so Soft. I had a horse break out in huge hives from it. And yes, I had narrowed it down to that one ingredient over a series of a couple of weeks.  Didn't bother any of the other horses though.

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hounddog
Reg. Dec 2005
Posted 2009-06-26 7:09 PM (#107105 - in reply to #106393)
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Permethrin II buy it at the feed store.Its pretty inexpensive.Its used too spray chicken house walls. Add a  dash of oil of citronella mixed in a pump sprayer(one or two gallon) spray horses,dogs and stall walls,bedding.PLUS wasps nests and carpenter bee holes.Knocks them down fairly quickly.Lots cheaper then bottled fly spray or Wasp and Hornrt spray.
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Angelmay84
Reg. Jan 2008
Posted 2009-06-27 6:30 AM (#107130 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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I had good luck with the farnam spot on type fly repellant.  I didn't put it all over the horse, just on the legs.  She is stomping far less than the others, and fewer flies congregate on her legs.  She's light colored and the flies usually seem to attack her the worst.  I still use fly spay on the rest of her though.  I prefer the aerosol cans.  Also cutters works well, you know, the stuff for people.

Amanda

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hounddog
Reg. Dec 2005
Posted 2009-06-27 6:58 AM (#107131 - in reply to #106393)
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Way more money then the home stuff.I mix up gallons of the stuff I posted for near the price of one of those spray bottles of horse stuff.If it says HORSE on the bottle its outrageasly priced compared to what the cost of the stuff is in the bottle or can.
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stablemom
Reg. Jun 2007
Posted 2009-06-27 3:10 PM (#107155 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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Hounddog, I just bought me some of that, but haven't mixed it up yet. It sounds potent to work with, wear gloves, don't breathe the fumes, ..etc..

I am  not sure how my horses would like being sprayed with a garden sprayer, so I was just going to make some in a spray bottle. Glad to hear that it works well and will get to mixing soon!!

 

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hounddog
Reg. Dec 2005
Posted 2009-06-27 4:27 PM (#107160 - in reply to #106393)
Subject: RE: recipe for homemade fly spray?


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The Permethryn II is only a small amount per gallon (I think an ounce or so to the gallon) for livestock application.Its the same as whats in a lot of those exspencive flysprays for horses.Just a whole lot cheaper when sold for the chicken industary. I use that strength in the stalls after horses are turned out and stalls picked, too. Light mist on bedding and heavier on the walls. Most horses like the tank sprayer better than the squirt bottle because it's quieter. Start at the feet and work up, the same as with the hose. I use a measuring cup for accuracy and rinse after mixing. I always wash & rinse thoroughly if any undiluted chemical accidentally gets on my skin. Never had a reaction (me or the horses), but I still always watch when I spray; I don't spray and walk away. Also I usually only spray the horses if I need to do something to them, like for the farrier or vet, or if I need them still for some reason. It's also helpful for horses trying to learn something new to eliminate the fly excuse. Otherwise I let 'em swish and swat.

Edited by hounddog 2009-06-28 3:28 PM
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