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Reduce Flies On Your Horses and Property

Reduce Flies On Your Horses and Property

How can you reduce the fly burden on your property? Here are some helpful tips to help you decrease the flies, thus decrease their negative impact on you, your horses and the people around your facility. more »

Jul 27, 2016 in Fly Control

USRider: How to Deal with Pesky Bugs While Traveling

USRider: How to Deal with Pesky Bugs While Traveling

With summer now at the peak of its season, the annoying buzz of insects is at high volume. While many of us may have found the best solutions to fly control for our own facilities, utilizing... more »

Jul 07, 2016 by in Fly Control

Insecticides and Repellents for External Parasite Control

Insecticides and Repellents for External Parasite Control

There are many ways to protect your horses against external parasites, but one of the most common is to use insecticides or repellents on the animal. Following is information about the different main classifications of insecticides and repellents... more »

Jun 20, 2016 by in Fly Control

Kentucky Mosquitoes

Kentucky Mosquitoes

Kentucky is home to more than 50 species of mosquitoes with a range of breeding sites and survival strategies. Some thrive when above-normal rainfall creates temporary ground pools; others develop in... more »

May 10, 2016 by in Equine Health

Feed-Through Larvicides

Feed-Through Larvicides

One strategy for managing fly control hinges on killing developing flies within the manure. A few companies have developed a feed-through larvicide for this purpose. It works like this: The horse is... more »

May 08, 2016 by in Fly Control

A Primer on Biting Flies from Colorado State University

A Primer on Biting Flies from Colorado State University

While it seems strange to talk about biting flies when there is still snow on the ground in many places, the wet winter will give rise to large populations of mosquitoes and biting flies. Plan now to combat those biting insects when spring arrives. more »

May 05, 2016 in Fly Control

Predator Wasps for Horse Farm Fly Control

Predator Wasps for Horse Farm Fly Control

Biological insect control has received great acclaim in recent years as a means of avoiding the use of chemicals in the environment. One such "green" strategy is the use of predator wasps... more »

May 01, 2016 by in Fly Control

Topical Fly Repellents: Sprays, Wipes, Paints and Pour-Ons

Topical Fly Repellents: Sprays, Wipes, Paints and Pour-Ons

The battle against insects is waged through a large proportion of the year, especially in spring, summer and fall when flies, mosquitoes, and ticks are in their greatest abundance. Keeping your horse... more »

Apr 24, 2016 by in Fly Control

Fly Traps for the Horse Farm

Fly Traps for the Horse Farm

The idea of fly traps is very appealing especially when the little buggers won't quit pestering you or your horses around the barn. Sticky fly tape, commercial fly traps, bug zappers--all... more »

Apr 17, 2016 by in Fly Control

Minimize Insect Numbers on Farms by Reducing Breeding Sites

Minimize Insect Numbers on Farms by Reducing Breeding Sites

What makes the best breeding environment for insects? It is no secret that they flourish in damp, warm, decomposing matter, such as is found in manure, ditches and stagnant ponds. A key element of... more »

Apr 10, 2016 by in Fly Control

Understand Summer Insects Around Your Farm

Understand Summer Insects Around Your Farm

With the heat and humidity of summer come an abundance of bugs, including several types of flies, ticks and stinging pests. more »

Jun 25, 2015 by in Fly Control

Controlling Water and Airflow to Reduce Biting Flies

Controlling Water and Airflow to Reduce Biting Flies

Exerting control over the environment where horses live can go a long way toward keep flies at bay. By controlling moisture in the environment as well as airflow, you can make your stable... more »

Jun 17, 2014 by in Fly Control

Fly Control Traps

Fly Control Traps

One of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to keep fly populations under control is through traps. Available in a number of different types, fly traps literally stop adult flies in... more »

Jun 13, 2014 by in Fly Control

Parasitic Wasps

Parasitic Wasps

Flies may seem indestructible at times, but they are easy fodder for a creature commonly known as the parasitic wasp. Parasitic wasps are tiny insects that destroy fly larvae before it hatches,... more »

Jun 07, 2014 by in Fly Control

Everything You Want To Know to Fight Bugs

Everything You Want To Know to Fight Bugs

If you have horses, you have bugs! They do more than just irritate you and your horse; these insects are responsible for causing a variety of problems. more »

Jul 05, 2013 by in Fly Control

 


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