A Primer on Biting Flies from Colorado State University
This information from Colorado State University can help you better understand the flying and biting pests you are fighting.
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, and it is environmentally friendly. By controlling moisture in the environment as well as airflow, you can make your stable less hospitable to flies.
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.
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 to target stable flies and houseflies, which are the majority of flies pestering your horses.
Special Insect Control Section — The War Against Bugs
Where there are horses, there are insects. But there's also hope.