Horseflies are larger than houseflies and boast a stinging bite. In order to protect yourself and your family from this pest, make your own horsefly repellent. This is an easy process that takes only a few minutes. You need a container, a spray bottle, white vinegar, baby oil, dish soap, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil and citronella oil. Mix the vinegar, baby oil and soap together, add the remaining essential oil and pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
- Prepare the basic recipe
Gather together white vinegar, baby oil, dish soap and a spray bottle. In a container pour one pint of white vinegar, two ounces of baby oil and one squirt of dish soap. Whisk all the ingredients together until they are well blended.
- Add the essential oils
Eucalyptus, citronella oil or tea tree oil are natural horsefly repellents that naturally repel horseflies. Mix five to 10 drops of the oil into the basic recipe and pour the entire mixture into a spray bottle.
- Apply the horsefly repellent
Use the spray bottle to apply the repellent on your skin whenever you go outdoors or enter an area with horsefly activity. You may also spray it on your clothing for long-lasting effects.