Flies - Western areas

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 13:10
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Just reading some back threads and saw where Ruth D reported flies to be very friendly in Birdsville. Have never found much that is unfriendly out that way.

During our last stint in Charleville - Augathella area we found a product which worked a treat and made working outdoors a breeze. Nature's Botanical Rosemary & Cedarwood Oils in a natural creme. Made by Simmons & Co P/L 1605 Main Road Toongabbi Vic. We bought ours at local chemist in C/ville.

Sticker on the top says it's for use on horses but chemist says there is nothing to harm humans and it is marvellous. My protein intake dropped 100% once we started using it. Not as effective on house flies but those little black buggars don't like it at all.

My only connection with the product is using it. The women folk liked it too.

Kevin J
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 14:21

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 14:21
Thanks for that, Kevin

Will try it out. I normally use Bushmans creme and it works to a degree.

BTW we have unfriendly flies here in the north of SA. They bite!!!
The bite doesn't cause any swelling but it stings for a few seconds.

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Reply By: Moose - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 14:30

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 14:30
G'day Kevin
Interesting info.
Horse medication eh - hope you're not starting to look longingly at hay bales :-)
Cheers from the Moose
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Reply By: handy - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 16:01

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 16:01
they sell it by the bucket load out here at windorah.
most of us rub it under the brim of our hats to keep the buggers at bay.
found it stings your eyes a bit when you sweat, which i try not to do. lol
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 16:25

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 16:25
Dont tell the weightlifters and bodybuilders it is for use on horses. There will be none left.
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 17:36

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 17:36
Buy a couple of fly nets. They work, and keep mossies away too, if you buy the finer ones. Of course you need a hat to support it.

We get flies here in Broken Hill all the year round, and as I have walk I wear one of these things. It's only around the face where they are a concern and annoyance. You tend not to worry about them on your limbs.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:51

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009 at 21:51
Kevin, I can't use the usual fly sprays and creams etc as my skin is allergic to most of that stuff - the good news is, that I have been trialling the Rosemary & Cedarwood Oil (available in Birdsville) and it has been very successful.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin J (Sunshine Coa - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 09:40

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 09:40
Of Irish stock so have very cancer prone skin which also reacts to the likes of Rid. Found this to be non greasy and actually helps reduce the ceratossis scaleing which my skin has in abundance.

Kevin J
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