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    Default Talk to me about Pine-Sol

    I keep reading about using Pine Sol in the barn. Usually I use vinegar and bleach but I love the smell of Pine Sol. Do you dilute it as per directions or another way?



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    I pour a big glug from the huge bottle I get at Sam's into a 5 gallon bucket of water, then dump the mixture in a line down the concrete aisle and scrub with a broom. It helps keep the flies away and makes the barn smell nice. Not sure what others do with it!



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    Odors and fragrances are so subjective. To me, the smell of Pine Sol is reminiscent of filthy gas station bathrooms. I wonder if I were to smell it in a barn if I could get new, pleasant associations?



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    I mix Pine Sol, vinegar and water and put it in my sprayer- spray down the walls of my run in....keep the bedding clean and the fan on and there's NEVER a fly in there. I *love* the smell of Pine Sol, but I also love the smell of gasoline....nail polish....white out...lol....pretty much anything toxic ;-)
    Kerri


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    Grew up in a barn that used a pine disinfectant daily - they would mix it in a watering can and sprinkle it down the aisle way. Always made the barn smell so clean.


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    I put it in a watering can and sprinkle the alley before sweeping. It really makes the barn smell nice. Not sure what else it does otherwise.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by kasjordan View Post
    I mix Pine Sol, vinegar and water and put it in my sprayer- spray down the walls of my run in....keep the bedding clean and the fan on and there's NEVER a fly in there. I *love* the smell of Pine Sol, but I also love the smell of gasoline....nail polish....white out...lol....pretty much anything toxic ;-)
    Lol I love the smell of gasoline and tires. I really should have been an auto mechanic instead of a vet tech lol



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    Default Ratio Pine Sol : Water

    Love this idea!

    What's the ideal ration of PineSol:Water for spraying in the aisle?



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    My barn rinses down the aisles with Pine-Sol. Smells so good and keeps the flies down. First they sprinkle it down the aisles with big watering cans, then go back over it with push brooms.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    I squirt it all over my wash stall walls and floor when I clean it out. When I'm a little more organized (we're still moving in) I will sprinkle the aisle. LOVE the smell



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    I put a dilution in a big sprayer that I think is made for weed killer....I spray down the stall walls and the floor with it to help keep the flies down, and because I like the way it smells. I love the watering can idea! Brilliant!



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    I use equal parts water, pine sol and vinegar in a spray bottle. It totally cuts down on the number of flies!



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    I was going to suggest this to my b/o, but Pine-sol is toxic to cats, of which we have about 1/2 dozen wandering around.


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    I have cats - never had a problem. What ingredient would be toxic to them?



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    Quote Originally Posted by walktrot View Post
    I was going to suggest this to my b/o, but Pine-sol is toxic to cats, of which we have about 1/2 dozen wandering around.
    Oh wow. Never would have guessed.

    The lesson barn I rode in way back when sprayed the aisle with a pine-sol mix every evening after last sweep. The smell of pine-sol always makes me think of that.



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    Phenol. Though I haven't found a website that I think is 100% credible that confirms or denies it being toxic.



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    I searched for it too, but haven't found much that seems like more than commentary. No studies of anything credible as you say.

    Dogs, cats, chickens and horses have all survived....my last chicken just 9 years and I have a guinea in that barn that's 12. And a couple of 12 year old cats. *shrug*



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    What is the purpose of adding vinegar to the pine-sol?



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    Quote Originally Posted by quarterhorse4me View Post
    What is the purpose of adding vinegar to the pine-sol?
    Vinegar is a natural bug repellant.



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    I do an orange-scented version, mixed with water, sprinkled with a watering can. The barn smells so nice after!



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