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    Default eco-friendly fly repellent

    I am inquiring about whether or not eco-friendly fly repellent really works. If so, can you recommend any for me to use? I am worried about effects the nasty chemicals in regular fly repellent may have on my horse and me.



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    Eqyss Marigold is supposed to be all natural. I've seen good results with it.



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    I just had a great experience yesterday with CLAC Deo-lotion.

    While hand-grazing, we were swarmed by a bunch of nasty horseflies. I went inside, sprayed her up. When we went back out, they would fly by and wouldn't land on her. It was the first time that I saw such a dramatic test of the spray. Plus the BO, vet and vet-tech all raved about how good it smelled! We were out for a couple of hours.


    http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...ctclassid=1518



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    Wink

    I just started using the Marigold stuff--seems to be repelling the bugs fairly well and smells great! I haven't tried everything out there, but it's better than Bronco!



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    The marigold stuff makes me want to gag... There's a new natural fly spray out grey bottle with a green leaf on it... can't recall the name, but it's being advertised pretty heavily right now. It's good stuff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by fourmares View Post
    The marigold stuff makes me want to gag... There's a new natural fly spray out grey bottle with a green leaf on it... can't recall the name, but it's being advertised pretty heavily right now. It's good stuff.
    I think that's Equisect by Farnam. It does have some natural ingredients.



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    I've tried most of them. The Deo lotion worked the best for me. There was one that seemed to draw flies-didn't work at all. The problem is that none of them last very long.



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    I love, love, love Flicks spray by Animal Legends. I find it to be the most effective fly spray I've ever tried, chemical or natural, and I actually like the smell of it (not everyone does). It's just essential oils, basically.



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    look at thomas 1 sticky above his works and you will donating to great cause



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    Yeah, except Equisect ATTRACTS BEES. I bought a bottle of it because it was cheap/on sale. After my horse got stung, and I got stung, I read that it's main ingredient is chrysanthemums. Seriously, whose idea was it to make fly spray out of FLOWERS?? Have they never heard of bees? I'd like to throw a bunch of bees at the rocket surgeon who came up with that brilliant "green" idea, personally.



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    They all work better if you spray the solution on a rag or sponge and rub into the hair instead of spraying directly on the horse--less waste that way too.



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