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Homemade Horsefly Repellent

Homemade Horsefly Repellent

Do you wish to keep horseflies away from your home and horses? Then this article is for you. Make horsefly repellent that is safe, natural, and effective.
Sheetal Mandora
Last Updated: Apr 23, 2018
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice. Visiting your physician is the safest way to diagnose and treat any health condition.
There are about 240,000 species of mosquitoes, fireflies, dragonflies, and other identified/unidentified flies; out of which, there are 3,000 varieties of horseflies only. That is an astounding number which probably has nothing to do with making natural repellents, but just felt like sharing this information with you all. For now, let's keep the facts aside and concentrate on finding a way to keep yourself, your family, and your house free from such pests.
Homemade Horsefly Repellents
Pest control is essential no matter which part of the world you live in. To keep your family healthy and safe from horseflies or any other insects and bugs, you need to take necessary precautions. And when you have the information available for making your home free from horseflies, why not use it? With that in mind, let's get to work and make some natural horsefly repellents.
Repellent #1
  • Get the ingredients―2 cups of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon eucalyptus oil, and 1 cup cold water.
  • Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients together. Pour in a spray bottle.
  • Shake the bottle properly before spraying it on the horsefly each time.
  • Caution―the spray does not work on deer flies.
Repellent #2
  • Get the ingredients―6 caps Skin so Soft, 1 cup white vinegar, and few drops liquid soap.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and pour it in the spray bottle.
  • Shake the bottle properly and apply on the horses' legs.
Repellent #3
  • Get the ingredients―1 cup vinegar and baby oil, 1 tablespoon dish soap and Skin so Soft, 1 cup water, and ¼ cup Pine-Sol.
  • Take all the ingredients and mix it in a bowl. Then pour in a spray bottle.
  • Shake the bottle properly before you spray it on the horses.
  • The spray will keep flies and gnats away, plus keep the coat shiny.
Repellent #4
  • Get the ingredients―1 tablespoon tea tree oil and 1 cup water.
  • Pour the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake properly.
  • Apply this spray around the surroundings and on the horses as well.
Repellent #5
  • Get the ingredients―1 cup white wine vinegar and water, 2 drops lavender oil, tea tree oil, sandalwood oil, and liquid dish soap.
  • Mix all the ingredients and pour it into a spray bottle; shake it properly.
  • Apply directly on the horses to get rid of the flies.
Repellent #6
  • Get the ingredients―1 cup white wine vinegar and strong cold tea, crushed garlic, methedrine, and Dettol.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and pour in the spray bottle; shake it properly.
  • Try to crush the garlic as fine as possible; it can clog the spray nozzle.
If neither of these repellents seem to work, you should consult your physician for more information about horsefly bites and treatment. If you want to mix a batch of horsefly repellent for humans, combine 1 tablespoon tea tree oil and 4 tablespoons liquid Vaseline. Let it turn hard and then apply it around your ears.