November 1, 2014

No matter what I try, I just can't keep the flies off of my horse(s)

Does this sound familiar?

Flies are a general annoyance but they also present a danger to your horse.

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Whether you are dealing with face flies or the much more serious stable flies, horse flies and even deer flies, you will need to have a pest management plan to combat them.


If you were to open your favorite equine supply catalog, you might be inundated with 20+ pages of fly control products! 

If you walk down the isle of your local feed or tack store, the shelves are packed with insecticides, repellents, fly traps, baits, and masks. 

Several species of nuisance and blood-feeding flies, lice, and ticks attack horses from spring through fall.  Key pests can vary regionally and are greatly affected by seasonal weather.  In many cases, the breeding sites or sources cannot be managed so efforts are limited to protecting the animals.

With so many choices for fly control products,
how can you be sure you are choosing the right product for your animals?


The Importance of Insect Control

At their most basic, flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects are a nuisance to you and your horse. But even the annoyance of just a few insects has resulted in some serious equine injuries. Horses have barreled through pasture fences to escape a swarm of mosquitoes. Hooves have been injured due to continual stomping in response to a few pesky flies. Normal feeding habits have been interrupted and serious cases of colic have ensued.

Worse, many insects are carriers of potentially serious diseases. Flies are known to transmit typhoid, dysentery, and tuberculosis. Mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus and equine encephalitis. Ticks can spread Lyme disease. True, some insect-borne diseases have no effect on your horse. However, they can affect you and your family.

Because of their resilience, insect control may seem like a daunting task. However, working to eliminate suitable insect habitats, control the environment around your barn and pasture, and individually protect your horse will offer the best protection possible.

Consider the most popular Fly Control products in the market:

Insecticide Sprays

Spot On Treatments

Fly Bates

  • Designed to paralize and kill insects
  • Ingestion and Absorbtion through the skin can be fatal to unintended victims like children and cats

Fly Traps

  • Dirty, Messy, Smelly.
  • Do not directly protect your horse

Masks

  • Hard to keep on most horses
  • Only protects head

What if there was an effective, economical, and eco-friendly product
to rid you and your animals from those pesky flies and mosquitoes once and for all?


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