Commercial fly repellents continue to rise in cost and homemade fly spray is a proven way to avoid problems.
Try our natural fly repellent to make sure you know what you are spraying on your horse and save yourself some money in the process.
Natural Fly Repellent – Organic Homemade Fly Spray
I started making my own fly spray last year and I was quite pleased with the results.
The only downside is that, in my experience, the natural homemade sprays don’t have the same staying power as some of the shop bought chemicals.
It really hasn’t been an issue for me as I spray them twice a day with the homemade fly spray.
Once in the morning and then after dinner before evening turnout.
For the Organic Homemade Fly Spray you will need a sturdy half gallon container.
- Add 4 tablespoons of eucalyptus oil
- Add 4 tablespoons of citronella oil
- Add 1 pint of apple cider vinegar
- Add ½ pint of witch hazel
- Fill remainder of ½ gallon container with water.
Apply as needed using spray bottle or just wipe on with a sponge set aside for that purpose.
Always Try to Use Natural Fly Repellent
Firstly, give your horse a good soap bath and rinse or hose off.
Then, give your horse a final rinse with white vinegar.
This will help to remove the soap and white vinegar also acts as a natural hair conditioner and fly repellent.
Remember – Be sure to spot test your horse before using any fly spray or fly repellent not just the homemade variety.