Horse Flies Have taken over.....Help!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hope Hughes, May 29, 2017.

  1. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Flock Master Premium Member

    Moving back to Florida after being in Oklahoma for almost 3 years I have forgotten a few things and one of them is the crazy amount of horse flies we have here. They don't have a season they are out on the prowl all year round. it doesn't help that apparently they love me and my body doesn't love them back. I was curious as to if anyone(maybe in Florida like me) has found a way to keep these things at bay. I cant take my 10 month old out to see my chickens I have here because they love her too. and apparently they LOVE Guineas. PLEASE HELP I don't want them to take over my coops!
  2. Rooster one

    Rooster one Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2017
    Hartfield, Virginia
    I hear people will use skin so soft and the horseflies will not bother them.
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  3. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Flock Master Premium Member

    I will try that !! thanks
  4. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    Don't know if it will work with Horse Flies but it sure works here with our Black Flies. BASIL!!!! Just hang as much Basil as you can get your hand on all over your coops. Also, there is a product called Vetri Repel Spray by VetriScience. We get it at our Vet. It is made for dogs, cats and horses to repel insects. It is made of Lemongrass Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Sesame Oil and Castor Oil and purified water. So, it is pretty safe. I actually use it now on myself to repel mosquitoes. It is cheaper that Off and does not have that Deet stuff in it.
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  5. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Flock Master Premium Member

    Awesome thanks for the help I actually just planted some Basil. I guess im gonna be planting a whole lot more!! and the spray sounds awesome I have Essential Oils and I am big on DIY(when I can be) so I might try to make the spray thanks so much! I am defiantly going to try I hate not being able to see my little girl outside with the animals.

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