Monday, September 12, 2011

Red Neck Fly Spray For Horses

The summer is over.

But the flies and mosquitos are still going strong.

My friend from the mid-West gave me this recipe for homemade horse spray.

She said it came from Tennessee and is known as "Red- Neck Fly Spray".
It's simple to make, inexpensive and IT WORKS!!

I made up a batch and it seems to work as well or better than many of the others
I currently have in my arsenal. And believe me people, living out here in bug country, 
I've got quite a collection.  I think we have pretty much tried them all
from the cheapest to the most expensive brands.

Here's the recipe. I mixed it up in a 1/2 gallon milk jug,
gave it a good shake and then poured it into my sprayers.

If you want to make a gallon at a time, 
just increase the ingredients to 1 cup instead of 1/2.


1/2 cup PineSol

1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup Rubbing Alcohol

Fill the jug with water ands shake each time before use.


BTW, these new photos of my babies are now available for licensing.


  1. Sandy, your horses are so beautiful! And thank you for the recipe.

  2. I need to spary that on myself! I think I got about 10 bites yesterday:(

  3. Just make a small amount first to see how you and your horse like it, Kathryn. My horses had no skin reactions to it and they are both very sensitive to everything. It doesn't smell too bad Jen, kinda vinegary though. I guess it would do in a pinch. :-D The Mosquitos are so bad here we are all bit up. I called the county and hope they come spray across the street....


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