Fly season is starting up here, and those little black flying monsters make life quite miserable for the cows during milking. Miserable cows mean miserable farmers. On the farm here we utilize primarily organic practices, so no toxic/chemical fly sprays for us. I scoured the web for natural, effective fly sprays that we could use on food producing animals and came up with this one. I have been using this fly spray on the cows for a couple weeks now, and it is amazing. It doesn’t last as long as commercial fly sprays, so we reapply as needed. Honestly though, it lasts as long as it takes for each cow to finish milking. The recipe is so natural that the cows could literally eat it without worries. I will definitely continue to make this through the summer!
Fly Spray Recipe and Instructions:
1 quart apple cider vinegar
20 drops rosemary essential oil
20 drops tea tree/melaleuca essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
*Pour all ingredients into spray bottle, shake well before each use!