Flies and Bugs

Your horses face external parasites year-round; be prepared to fight! Part of your management should include controlling external parasites and protecting horses. Most parasites are seasonal, with populations dramatically increasing when temperature and moisture conditions are conducive to their survival and reproduction.

Parasites can include lice, mites, mosquitoes, flies, biting midges, and ticks. Parasites can cause irritation and carry dangerous diseases. Measures to control include repellents for your horses, insecticides for the barn and areas where your horses live, and larvacides for killing parasite stages in manure, water or other areas.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of local parasites and their life cycles in order to combat them.