Thought this post might help someone that is having an issue with flies......!
Here are a few combinations you may want to print out & save!
These non toxic homemade fly spray recipes (homemade fly killer) are gathered from various sources:
6 caps full of Skin so Soft
1 cup white vinegar
just a good squirt of Ivory liquid soap
filled a 32 oz Bronco Spray bottle with water
Sprayed it on the horses legs, Flies fell DEAD !!!
1 cup vinegar
1 cup baby oil
1/4 cup original pine sol
1 tabs dish soap
1 tabs skin so soft
1 cup water
4 oz Skin So Soft
1 oz citronella oil
12 oz vinegar
12 oz water
Mix all together and it lasts as long as any of the expensive ones do and smells a ton better! It is also
good for their coat.
1 cup water
1 cup Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil
2 cups vinegar
1 tbs. Eucalyptus oil (found in health food stores)
Optional: few tablespoons of citronella oil.
Shake spray bottle well before spraying on horse, human or dog!
BEST FLY REPELLANT:
It works. You can use it to spray areas where flies breed or congregate, once they have been misted, they can’t fly anymore and die. They hate it, and will not bother or bite horses that have been sprayed with it. You can make a diluted spray with 5-7 parts water and one part basic H. You can adjust the mixture to suit your area, but trust me, that concentration is plenty strong. You can also use to bathe your horses, yourself and your tack too. PH is in the range of human and horse skin, so it is great for sensitive skinned horses and people. No yucky smell either. Try it once and you will NEVER buy another fly repellent. You can purchase off the Shaklee website, or from a member or distributor. The price is great too. Buy a gallon and imagine how far it goes- makes about 7 gallons of fly spray and will cost you about 30$. Great price, great product. I began using it at the stables
where I board, and the whole stable was using it within the month, and continues to use it even after I brought my horse’s home.
Citrus Insect Repellant Spray:
2 cups light mineral oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tsp. citronella oil
2 tsp. eucalyptus essential oil
2 tsp. lemon dish soap
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Label. To use gently shake and spray on your horse avoiding his eyes. NOTE: Do not use this spray before a show as it attracts dust.
Quick Fly Spray:
18 oz white vinegar
2 Tbsp dish washing soap.
Mix in a 20 oz spray bottle and shake gently until well blended. You may add water to dilute. Spray
liberally on your horse
Avon Skin So Soft:
Mix 3 parts water to 1 part Avon’s skin-so-soft in a spray bottle.
Spray liberally on your horse. This also softens his coat.
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup Avon Skin So Soft (Bath oil)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon eucalyptus oil
An easy do it yourself fly spray that is relatively inexpensive, and I’m told it really works! This spray attracts dust. So don’t use it before a show.
500m. (2 cups) light mineral oil
125ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice
10ml (2 tsp.) citronella oil
10ml eucalyptus oil
10ml lemon dish detergent
optional 125ml glycerin
Mix in a spray bottle and spray away!
Horse Insect Repellent Mix:
1 oz. Citronella Oil
2 oz. Skin-So-Soft or Coat-So-Soft
1 Cup Cider Vinegar
1 cup Water
Mix in a 20 oz. spray bottle.
Internal Fly Repellant:
If your horse is allergic to fly bites, try 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar on their grain once a day. This raises the blood acid level
just enough to bother the flies, but it is completely healthy for the horse. It takes about one week to start seeing the effects. Several old timers have told me that they always put vinegar in their horse’s drinking water during the summer to repel flies and mosquitoes.
Easy Fly Spray:
You can mix seven parts water with one part citronella as a fly spray. It’s not oily either. Mix it four parts water to one part citronella during the worst of the fly season.
One Ingredient Fly Spray:
Pour six caps full of Skin-So-Soft in a 20 ounce spray bottle, and fill the rest with water. Shake and spray.
If anyone has problems with flies in the barn, try filling a quart jar with this mixture.
3 cups of water
1⁄4 (one quarter) cup sugar
1⁄4 (one quarter) cup white vinegar
Mix, punch holes in the lid, and set it where needed. It works great.
For cheap fly repellent, mix about 1 1/2 cups of plain white vinegar into about every 75 gallons of water in your horse’s water tub. If you use this it in the water about a week before flies start biting, it will have circulated in your horse and it helps keep flies from biting.