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    Well bug season is upon us. I know there was a thread talking about what everyone uses for flea and tick control but what about things like biting flies/gnats. Does anyone have any good remedy for when your dogs go camping to keep the pests away from them (besides put them in a bubble! ) In the past we have used an equine spray and it has been somewhat effective....and smells like a citronella candle!

    I would love to hear any hollistic remedies for pests around dogs. We use lemon juice/water spray to keep away fleas and ticks but it has never worked against the biting flies!

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    Well I have nothing but hopefully some of the peeps that go camping will share what they do. @JeannieCO
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    There is a dog bug repellant that you can use (I don't know the name of it though). Those biting flies are horrible and about immune to anything it seems. Do you go to Lake McCoughney? They're BAD there. Ace used to get so tormented by them. We'll use a bit of off and spray it on our hands lighty and give the fur kids a light wipe. Don't use too much of it though. The candles won't do squat against those flies. I'd check the pet stores, online or the vet. I'll check with mine for you this Saturday when I take Emma and Wilson. I don't know of anything holistic though, sorry.
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    I use Avons skin so soft bath oil for the kids, horses, and dog. It smells nice too and even repels gnats.
    Jeffers sells a fly collar and fly armor makes collars for dogs and halter inserts for horses. Havent tried that though..but I want to. I rub the skin so soft into abbys fur all the time. It really does work. My husband hates it though.

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    @Totoro - that was my grandmother's remedy for everything "bug". Worked great! We don't have the bugs up here that she did in Eastern Oregon and I remember many happy days as a kid smelling like Avon's SkinSoSoft.

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    @Vicaroo1000 I dont have a relationship with either of my grandmothers, but recently learned that one use to send this stuff to my uncle in the marines. Soon after that all his friends there were begging her to send it to them. She would send tons of this stuff to those guys, they loved it.

    I got mine ordered and was really shocked when it was just bath oil...it couldnt possibly be the same thing..it wont work.
    Boy I was wrong! I really do use it on everyone, haha. When we go out and Abby poop I just spray it on her butt and the gnats stay away.
    I have biting flies here too and we havent got bit this year.

    @MamaAndi you should try it. if it doesnt work for you at least you have something that you can use either in the shower, tan with (guilty of!), or rub your bully down for a good smellin. Thats why I love it instead of bug sprays...no chemicals..just good smells.

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    @Totoro - that stuff is magical, I tell ya. My grandmother would be proud right now.

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    @Totoro and @Vicaroo1000 - you both convinced me and I just ordered some off Amazon. The gnats are driving us all crazy! Thanks for the suggestion.

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    @Biogirl71 Yay for bug free bullies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totoro View Post
    @Biogirl71 Yay for bug free bullies!
    Hooray!!!

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    Oh man...I totally forgot about SkinSoSoft! My mom used to spray us with that stuff before we went outside to play! LOL

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    Skin so soft... we mix it with water and place in a spray bottle
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