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Horse Pest Control

Pest control for horses involves controlling pests on the farm, such as mosquitoes, flies, rodents, snakes, bats, birds and other small animals, such as opossums, skunks, raccoons, etc. Pest control helps cut down on disease risk. Keeping unwanted pests out of pastures, paddocks and barns is a challenge for most horse owners. And understanding the health threats these animals present and why it is important to reduce their numbers can be an important way to keep our horses healthy. Let Horse Illustrated’s articles give you more information about the various techniques for controlling pests on the farm for all of the various unwanted critters, especially when it comes to fly control, which is one of the biggest issues that horse owners deal with during the warmer months.

10 Ways to Banish Flies from the Barn

It’s almost summertime—there’s more time to ride and more time to spend outside with your horse. Unfortunately, the warm weather…

2 months ago

Hoof Problems Caused by Fly Stomping

It’s summer. Just listen: tractors, songbirds, bullfrogs, and a chorus of earth-shaking hoof stomps are the sounds of summer around…

11 months ago

Horse Allergies: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Don't let horse allergies hinder your riding plans this spring. We've all been there. It's a spring day of good…

2 years ago

How to Prevent Snakes Around Your Horse Barn

In many regions, summer is the time when snakes are the most active, although snake activity can pick up in…

3 years ago

Natural Insect Repellents for Horses

While for most horses, insects are just a nuisance, but some are incredibly sensitive to insect bites, have chronic inflammation…

3 years ago

A Vet’s Guide on Summer Horse Health Care Strategies

While many equestrians welcome the summer with open arms (more riding!), there are a few downsides to the season from…

3 years ago

Zebra Stripes: Are They a Natural Fly Repellent?

Gotta Be Him, aka “Jaxson,” needed three bottles of Zyrtec allergy medication to survive summer. Bug bites caused welts, some…

3 years ago

Scratch That: All About Common Horse Skin Conditions

Believe it or not, skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that untreated skin funk can make…

3 years ago

Flies, Worms and Yucky Things

Things that fly, bite and bother your horse are in the air, and in the gut. Whether you board your…

3 years ago

Using Parasitoids for Fly Control

You’ve no doubt heard the old adage, “fight fire with fire.” A similar line of thinking can be used for…

3 years ago