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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.

Fly Away: New Fly Products for Summer

Horse owners are always trying to fight the flies and other irritating insects. With these new fly products, you can…

3 months ago

Fall Wellness Countdown for Your Horse’s Care

Each season change brings its own set of challenges and opportunities. Here are the most important checkpoints to carefully consider…

4 months ago

April 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Controlling Flies from all Angles

Nothing ruins a day at the barn faster than bothersome flies. In addition to being a nuisance, insects can cause…

7 months ago

Understanding Fly Spray Labels

Fly spray tends to fall into the category of “things we use regularly, but don’t necessarily understand." Read on to…

2 years ago

7 Fly Control Myths

Keeping insects away from your horse and out of your barn can seem an exercise in futility at times. While…

5 years ago

Critter Control at the Barn

Sweeping, scrubbing and removing cobwebs from each stall is a ritual at Jill Girardi-Thomas’ Franklin, Tenn., barn. But all this…

5 years ago

Mosquito Woes: How to Protect Your Horse

Standing water near your horse's home can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.   Amazing how a tiny insect can cause…

6 years ago

Tips for a Fly-Free Summer

It takes an integrated, multi-step strategy to keep flies under control. By using a combination of methods, you can target…

7 years ago

Horsemanship How-to: Soothe the Fly-Sensitive Horse

Flies always provoke some kind of reaction around a horse, whether it’s a stomp of a hoof or a swish…

7 years ago

Fly Control Resources

Nothing ruins your summer-riding fun like swarms of flies and other biting insects. Besides being annoying, these pests can spread…

7 years ago