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« on: June 27, 2005 03:30:04 PM »

      Does anyone know of anything that can be made that will repell mosquitoes and yellow flies that is safe to use on cats and dogs?
I've tried store bought sprays, but they don't work and my pets hate them.
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2005 08:22:01 PM »

??I think I read somewere that 1/2 water and 1/2 BLUE dawn soap works??
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005 04:48:24 AM »

taking vitamin b complexes works for humans - might work on pets?
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2005 04:57:00 AM »

You should really talk to a vet- giving your pet something that's meant for humans could seriously make it ill or kill it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2005 06:18:47 AM »

sorry i wasnt suggesting she just start giving the supplements to her dog - but it might be worth looking in to def seek the vets advice
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2005 06:26:29 PM »

advantage and most flea treatments such as that should also repel mosquitos. Just read the box. Also, make sure that your pets are on heartworm preventative as heartworm is caused by mosquitos.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005 06:40:35 PM »

Not exactly home made, but I've heard that Bounce dryer sheets keep mosquitoes away.  Also one of my Avon customers ordered the Skin-So-Soft bath oil (the original formula) for her dogs.  She swears by it keeping the flies away from her dogs.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2005 08:52:46 PM »

Thanks for y'all's suggestions. Smiley
    My dog regularly visits the vet and takes/gets stuff for fleas and heartworms, but I live in the South near Savannah, Georgia, which on the coast, and it gets soooo hot and humid(the humidity makes it feel like it's even hotter than it really is and makes a great breeding place for mosquitoes) here and the mosquitoes, sand gnats, yellow flies, and deer flies are horrible here. Flea treatments help in little or no way in repelling the bugs here.
    I've tried using fabric sheets, but they didn't seem to help. My Mom has heard of the Avon Skin-So-Soft oil being used on dogs to repell insects, but, if I remember correctly, we tried it once and it seemed to not help.
    I don't recall ever hearing that vitamin b complexes work in people to repell insects, I may have to take some.
    The water and blue dawn soap mixture seems interesting, but I wonder if it might irritate my dog's skin. I think I'm too afraid of that to try it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2005 04:28:04 PM »

Hmm. I'm not sure if it works on mosquitos but as for flies: If you put a piece of foil in a ziplock back full of water flies will stay away. I raised goats for 4 years through ffa in high school and this was a very proven way to keep the flies away.

I just wish i knew WHY it worked... lol. I hope something works for you. Good luck.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2005 04:31:57 PM »

wait? what do you do with the ziploc baggie? wear it around your neck?  Grin
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