We moved homes and have a nice back yard now w/ shade. Our 2 lab mixes just started getting pestered by tiny flies all of a sudden (May-June-through now July). We wash them every week. They are indoor/outdoor dogs. Went to Whole foods to buy some essential spearmint oil to mix w/ h2o. Just sprayed our dogs... So far its working.. Hope it continues!! Thx for the easy and wholistic tip!
You mix 15-20 drops of spearmint oil in a spray bottle with water, spray on fur and ears, careful not to get in eyes, you can spray dog houses, the outer perimeter of your home and the flies disappear almost instantly. my dogs are 7 and I have never found anything that worked until I tried this.
I would like to tell you about something I discovered I did not see on your site. Dogs and Flies... My dogs were being eaten up by flies, a friend recommended spearmint oil and it worked. I have been using it over a week now and there has not been one fly around them since. IT WORKS.