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Mosquito Barrier brand spray

Discussion in 'Organic Husbandry - Goats' started by torvickia, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Jun 25, 2015
    torvickia

    torvickia Exploring the pasture

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    Hi all!
    Like almost everyone else I am sure, the mosquitos in SW Missouri are just awful this year and it is almost impossible to spend time outside with the goats in the evening. I know of a product that I have used before called Mosquito Barrier which is basically a garlic spray that you spray on the grass and it keeps the mosquitos away. It smells to high heaven for awhile, but the smell dissipates and this stuff really works! Since I am new to goats, I wanted to ask if anyone thinks this would be bad for my goats in any way. The manufacturer states that horses still eat the grass that this is applied to, but nothing about goats. It is organic, so I wasn't worried about harm, just if it would put the goats off and then they don't browse in the yard. Thoughts?
    Thank you!!
     
  2. Nov 14, 2015
    ldawntaylor

    ldawntaylor Loving the herd life

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    I see no other responses so I'll put in my two cents. As you may know by now garlic is not a problem for goats. In fact it is praised by some as a natural de-wormer.

    But, that said, experience has taught me that if a doe eats garlic her milk can get an off taste. Also I noticed that about 24 hours later any nursing kids would end up with scours. The scours would clear up in just a few hours.