Rodent & Pest Control


Poll Recap: Unwanted Barn Guests

November 10, 2015

Of the 1,338 poll respondents, 682 (51%) said they use cats to control rodents in their barn and feed-storage areas. ... Read More


What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More


Nontoxic Rodent Control on Horse Farms

October 23, 2015

Discover natural ways to control mice, rats, and other problem rodents on your horse farm. ... Read More

 Horse owner Alan Shank kept horses on his downtown Mukilteo, Washington, property for 16 years and maintained a positive relationships with nonhorsey neighbors.


Making Friends with Horseless Neighbors

September 28, 2015

What techniques have you found work for you in your non-horsey neighborhood?... Read More


Healthful Horse Barns

September 12, 2015

Consider these horse health and safety-oriented design aspects when building or renovating your barn.... Read More


Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More


Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More


Evicting Carpenter Bees

July 27, 2015

What is the best way to get rid of carpenter bees without harming my horse? ... Read More

Violet-green swallows are common North American insect-eaters.


Free, Non-Toxic Insect Control for Horse Properties

June 03, 2015

Encourage insect-eating birds to move into your yards, pasture and barn areas.... Read More


Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

Spring is in the air! Now’s the time to get your horse property ready for the season.


Spring Cleaning Tips: Getting Ready for Growing Season

March 19, 2015

What are your spring cleaning goals? ... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.


Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More


Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... Read More


10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

December 08, 2014

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More

Reduce brown recluse spider numbers around the barn and other areas by keeping the barn area clean. If you spot webs, knock them down carefully.


Creepy Crawlies, Part 3: Snakes and Spiders

June 13, 2014

Here's how to handle snake or spider bites should your horse have a run-in with one of these critters.... Read More


5 Things You Need to Know: Snake Bites and Horses

May 29, 2014

Learn from a critical-care veterinarian what you should do if you suspect a snake has bitten your horse.... Read More


Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More

Aggressive carpenter bees are one of many flying or crawling pest species that can cause extensive damage to wood barn structures.


Property Pest Control

January 22, 2014

Get acquainted with potential pests that could harm you, your horse, and even your barn structures. ... Read More


Snakebite in Horses

July 15, 2013

Learn about the clinical signs of snakebites and treatment options that could help affected horses recover.... Read More


Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

May 03, 2013

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones.... Read More

To prevent injuries to horses, manage gullies by constructing a grade stabilization structure. These structures stabilize gullies by controlling water flow and absorbing stream energy.


Environmental Best Practices for Horse Owners

June 20, 2012

Researchers compiled a set of best management practices to help reduce horse-related environmental pollution.... Read More


Protect Horses Against Flies and Related Health Problems

June 03, 2012

Use topical fly repellent, fly sheets, and other tactics to protect horses from flies and related diseases.... Read More


Researcher Studying Ticks' Role in Fevers of Unknown Origin

May 27, 2012

Researchers will use samples from horses with fevers of unknown origin to look for tick-borne infections.... Read More


Ticks Emerging Earlier than Normal

May 25, 2012

Ticks typically begin to appear in late spring and early summer, but were reported weeks earlier this year.... Read More


Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More