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  1. #1
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    Red face Fly Spray Reviews

    I'm writing a paper this week and the topic is to review a product. I figured there's a lot of different fly sprays out there so I'm looking for an outstanding one to review for my paper. Any favorites out there or not so favorties? You don't have to tell me why in detail, just little snippets are fine and then I'll do my own research (:



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    Repel-X emulsible is the best in my experience. The Pita Factor of needing to mix it up daily is over shadowed by its effectiveness. Decent value for the price.



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    None are outstanding IMO. I've had the same success with plain old Repel-X as I have with the newer, fancier ones. I will say that perhaps the aerosol products with picaridin have worked perhaps slightly better than the usual pyrethrin-based ones, but the difference is small and none of them are effective (again IME) for more than about 15 minutes.

    I control flies using feed-throughs, predators, traps, and bait and usually don't bother with fly spray other than maybe right before competing. I do use "OFF" for mosquitoes and deer flies with decent success. DEET is the real deal.
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    Also open to hearing about feed throughs and homemade options too any extra info will just help me form a stronger thesis.



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    Yeah I quit spending a ton on fly spray because I haven't been impressed with anything out there.
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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    Here's a different one for ya...I once read that placing a scented dryer sheet on their halter or bridle (looks funny but heck, if it works...) keeps the bugs away from their head.... I tried it and it was effective. Even if I got funny stares
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain



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    For trail riding I will use a cut up dryer sheet taped to the end of my dressage whip and use that to keep the flies off. Boy loves it.
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
    Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
    "Once you go off track, you never go back!"



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    the best i have used is Absorbine ultrashield. started using it years ago bc it kills ticks.



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    I stick with the only thing that works well on mosquitoes, deer flies and horse flies--and that's a product with DEET like Deep Woods Off. When I find it on sale, I buy lots.

    (also helps with ticks!)
    A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

    Might be a reason, never an excuse...



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    I use Endure and find that it's fairly effective. It also keeps off ticks which is what I use it for more than the fly repellent qualities. I use solitude as a feed through, fly predators, traps and good manure management to keep the flies down.



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    Tritec. I grew up in and now live again in the land of mosquitoes and sand gnats and bugs. I've tried everything. I prefer Tritec. In fact, in early December and just last week, I was spraying my 2 horses. Something I've never had to do before in December and January.

    Endure is just as good but it leaves an oily sheen on my horses, one of which is "white," so that doesn't bode well for when he rolls in the dirt.



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    I'm a HUGE fan of Pyranah.
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