That Ticks Me Off!

Do you have problems with ticks on your horse(s)?

Yes, every year

Total votes cast: 1743

Comments & Write-in Answers

We use garlic on their food morning and night.. never a problem!

5/12/2008 9:43:55 PM

In the east we treat for Lyme

5/12/2008 9:41:12 PM

We will sometimes find the occasional tick on one of the horses or me!

5/12/2008 8:36:06 PM

We have had major issues after we moved into our new farm this past year.

5/12/2008 8:18:31 PM

feel open handed all the under spots

5/12/2008 6:24:50 PM

listerine mouthwash

5/12/2008 4:22:40 PM

I use a "spot on" treatment and since have never picked a tick off my horse

5/12/2008 3:38:00 PM

removing from horse and placing them in a jar with dawn dishwashing liquid which kills ticks

5/12/2008 2:13:24 PM

avon lotion

5/12/2008 11:41:15 AM

use avon's skin so soft to keep flies,ticks and mosquitos away.

5/12/2008 11:38:33 AM

seven dust

5/12/2008 11:26:35 AM

global herbs

5/12/2008 10:24:23 AM

The only horse I have had a problem with is my darker colored horses. none with my gray

5/12/2008 9:59:56 AM

Our dogs get ticks at certain times of the year. No problems on the horses.

5/11/2008 9:14:13 PM

puting bug spray on it every year,for the rest of it's life.

5/11/2008 8:34:51 PM

Spary the with the yellow bug spray ( the one that is toxic to people) and starts with a P

5/11/2008 6:08:23 PM

I normally cover the tick in nappy rash cream. By doing this the tick cant breathe so falls off.

5/11/2008 4:48:28 AM

Checking them every day at feeding time by an all-over scratch/rub. They love it!

5/10/2008 9:10:28 PM

Sevin dust. I put a trail down there back from the top of their tail to their poll.

5/10/2008 10:37:21 AM

guinea hens-they have eliminated any ticks on our property!

5/10/2008 9:54:02 AM

spot on treatment, inspection,spray

5/10/2008 8:12:58 AM

spot on treatments

5/10/2008 7:13:10 AM

I'm currently trying nematodes in the pasture and a new fly spray formula

5/10/2008 1:44:32 AM

stop them before they get on - use a spray and topical like Frontline on legs,don't ride i tall gras

5/10/2008 1:08:19 AM

with lots of deer on the farm - there's not much that can be done - i wont use more chemicals

5/10/2008 12:48:39 AM

We keep our horses sprayed with appropriate spray during tick season.

5/9/2008 10:52:48 PM

I feed a garlic powder supplement: I really think it helps. he does get "garlic breath"!

5/9/2008 9:14:49 PM

I have never seen one on any of my horses

5/9/2008 8:10:08 PM

I spray with Endure. But the really repellant stuff is skinsosoft mixed with white vinegar and H20

5/9/2008 8:08:28 PM

Cut all tall grass and brush, apply fly spray frequently

5/9/2008 7:05:49 PM

well i burn them because that is what kills them

5/9/2008 5:41:25 PM

Freedom Spot-on works well

5/9/2008 3:56:29 PM

Use Swat in ears

5/9/2008 1:46:40 PM

use equispot routinely and when going out on trails use Seven dust

5/9/2008 1:33:06 PM

hose them off after being ridden. Especially the legs.

5/9/2008 1:30:12 PM

spray daily before turnout

5/9/2008 1:26:59 PM

I use Absorbine fly spray that repels ticks, I also check everyday when grooming for them.

5/9/2008 1:25:14 PM

fly leggings and applying fly spray to legs help! but i always i to remove ticks on daily basis

5/9/2008 12:51:33 PM

Dog tick collars around horses neck

5/9/2008 12:37:41 PM

have not found a real solution, more and more cases of lymnes

5/9/2008 11:44:25 AM

Put organic apple cider vinegar in the feed. The horses love it & the bugs don't.

5/9/2008 10:34:44 AM

I use Equinatures BugGone Spray a natural spray that definately dters ticks on horses+ dogs by 90%

5/9/2008 10:16:05 AM

Adams flea and tick shampoo works great!

5/9/2008 9:53:27 AM

I use Repel x, seems to help keep them off.

5/9/2008 7:35:24 AM

so far have not had that problem in south florida

5/9/2008 6:37:00 AM

no ticks in our area

5/9/2008 12:18:46 AM

Here in Western Colorado, I've never, ever had a tick on any of my horses.

5/8/2008 11:08:54 PM

only a couple times in horses bought from a certain area, they were in their ears, vet doused them w

5/8/2008 9:27:17 PM

but have in the past

5/8/2008 8:56:01 PM

keep guineas..they eat thousands of ticks a day!

5/8/2008 8:54:07 PM

We're out on the prairie, only trees are for wind breaks and they're outside the fence.

5/8/2008 8:15:40 PM

Mainly on the 30 yr old horse

5/8/2008 6:39:19 PM

send me tips, I have none

5/8/2008 6:14:35 PM

With gloves on, spray horse with tick-remover, then pick off and put in bucket of tick-killer.

5/8/2008 6:05:55 PM

mix a small amount of neem oil, along with a few drops of rose geranium essential oil into any base

5/8/2008 5:54:38 PM

Wild and Crazy Guineas

5/8/2008 5:21:19 PM

I keep my pasture cut and use fly spray during tick season.

5/8/2008 5:04:14 PM

bayticol mixed with baby oil, every six weeks.

5/8/2008 4:38:44 PM

Check horses after every ride trail & ring; & in paddock.

5/8/2008 3:56:42 PM

sevin dust helps, ivermectin wormer helps. picking them off works.

5/8/2008 3:55:40 PM

I hate those nasty little blood sucker!

5/8/2008 3:47:46 PM

We make a use a special soap to wash them with at least weekly.

5/8/2008 3:30:25 PM

no problem at all

5/8/2008 2:59:14 PM

I've used Equi-spot for 3 years and not 1 tick bite :)

5/8/2008 2:49:28 PM

getting chickens has helped a lot

5/8/2008 2:37:15 PM

have not seen any ticks in maybe 15 years

5/8/2008 2:34:09 PM

I use Springtime's bugoff garlic year round.

5/8/2008 11:51:48 AM

I spray front line under each leg/ flank area and under the tail. This controls the ticks very well.

5/8/2008 10:49:01 AM

We do not have ticks in our area. Probably to dry and not many trees and under brush around.

5/8/2008 10:03:20 AM

Never have had an issue with ticks, thank goodness!

5/8/2008 9:05:14 AM

We have problems in the fall, winter if it's not cold enough, and spring in the mountains

5/7/2008 10:56:25 PM

get some chickens or New Guinea Hens

5/7/2008 10:46:54 PM

Few or no ticks in Northern Michigan

5/7/2008 10:20:05 PM

One tick found in over 20 years; that one was found after trail riding in a swampy area - not home.

5/7/2008 10:03:14 PM

I would like some tips for getting rid of ticks!!!!!!! Please..........!

5/7/2008 9:02:37 PM

My fourth mares lives in Carmen de Areco, Buenos Aires Province . Country: Argentina

5/7/2008 8:45:06 PM

The Texas fire ants do a great job of keeping ticks away but I still hate fire ants

5/7/2008 8:09:58 PM

our property is sprayed for ticks and find none on the horses

5/7/2008 8:00:55 PM

i atart putting garlic porder in her grain in April, that usually works through the hard frost

5/7/2008 7:15:32 PM

pick new ones daily from mane & tip of tail, apply Tri-Tec repelent

5/7/2008 6:48:39 PM

we live N CA as far as you can go & still be in ca & on land seen 1 tick in 8yr on horse from inland

5/7/2008 6:38:14 PM

Really bad this year! What helps?

5/7/2008 6:06:06 PM

I found that SSS Bug gaurd works best for everthing.

5/7/2008 6:04:13 PM

Search entire horse and pull them off, squish them

5/7/2008 6:00:39 PM

I'm very very fearful and concerned about lyme diease

5/7/2008 5:38:38 PM

Spot - on treatments!

5/7/2008 5:36:21 PM

Spraying diluted lysol on manes and tales seems to repel the ticks.

5/7/2008 4:51:08 PM


5/7/2008 4:35:12 PM

we keep our grass short and there are no trees in the pasture

5/7/2008 4:11:37 PM

in tail head, and under jaw mostly, some times just crawling their way to those spots

5/7/2008 3:33:05 PM


5/7/2008 3:14:07 PM

after keeping keeping free range chickens in the yard, have noticed a dramatic decrease in ticks!

5/7/2008 2:32:17 PM

My horse gets tick fever.. I give her garlic tablets all year round..keeps ticks off!

5/7/2008 2:16:43 PM

in texas, they seem to be the worst in sandy areas

5/7/2008 2:15:52 PM

we live in a wet area

5/7/2008 12:58:54 PM

Fly spray daily on lower legs helps alot; check daily; they raise an itchy bump so are easy to find

5/7/2008 12:35:43 PM

Fly Rid, once every two weeks

5/7/2008 12:28:31 PM

Nope, never have ticks on our horses at home & use deep woods off trail riding

5/7/2008 12:19:59 PM

My 7 are groomed every day--no ticks ever!

5/7/2008 12:14:56 PM

When I lived in Kentucky I had ticks in my horses tail but now, in Northern, so far, noproblems

5/7/2008 11:45:40 AM

spot on treatment for horses

5/7/2008 11:42:38 AM

especially bad this year

5/7/2008 11:37:01 AM

No ticks in the southwestern desert!

5/7/2008 11:19:36 AM

i use tweesers anti clockwise all the way round and again then pull them out

5/7/2008 10:55:23 AM

get a tough flyspray to prevent them from ever getting on your horse.

5/7/2008 10:53:57 AM

Avon Skin So Soft original oil keeps off ticks & flies & mosquitoes & keeps them shiny & dust free

5/7/2008 10:36:07 AM

this year has already been bad with them in the ears. Cant seem to keep them tick free.

5/7/2008 10:12:19 AM

Get someone else to remove them.....

5/7/2008 10:09:09 AM

lyme is on the rise in NY, symptoms are very different w/ each horse

5/7/2008 9:58:07 AM

Have found a big tick on my cat, but not on the horses

5/7/2008 9:57:57 AM

I use Equi Spot with great results to keep ticks offf my horses.

5/7/2008 9:37:47 AM

S.E. PA 3of 5 of herd has Lyme, use spot on drops every 2 wks, mow, put down chemical barriers.

5/7/2008 9:36:27 AM

I use a good bug spray and "equi spot" in manes and tails

5/7/2008 9:34:44 AM

I just check the horses daily and pull off the ticks. Spray doesn't seem to impress my ticks.

5/7/2008 9:06:45 AM

I have found that zonk it works really well.

5/7/2008 9:02:25 AM


5/7/2008 8:54:38 AM

using bronco and regular grooming

5/7/2008 8:43:26 AM

I use spray-on Frontline on my horse's legs and tail but they still crawl up his face.

5/7/2008 8:33:56 AM

I wipe on a vet-recommended repellent.

5/7/2008 8:25:49 AM

vaseline on tick and it falls off

5/7/2008 7:55:41 AM

Trecking it's easy to get them..

5/7/2008 7:40:40 AM

My vet said to use the Frontline spray and it does help.

5/7/2008 7:40:37 AM

I just pull them off with my fingers and then pop them with a hoof pick on a hard surface.

5/7/2008 7:14:16 AM

I use 7 dust

5/7/2008 7:02:45 AM

Keeping a flock of Guineas

5/7/2008 6:59:24 AM

I add garlic to the horse's feed all year round and spray them daily with Permoxin.

5/7/2008 6:51:54 AM

ivermectina o doramectina parenteral subcutaneo

5/7/2008 6:50:03 AM

short pasture, lots of birds

5/7/2008 6:42:35 AM

no woods around, plenty of fly spray

5/7/2008 6:27:56 AM

equine metabolic syndrome

5/7/2008 5:48:08 AM

In CA we had problems with the dogs but not the horses. No ticks in Aussie land.

5/7/2008 5:28:24 AM

Dont turn horses out in long seedy grass. Safest way to get rid is to dab with white spirit

5/7/2008 4:38:42 AM

I spread diamataceous earth in my pasture. I regularly remove any ticks I find.

5/7/2008 2:57:33 AM

bug repelant in the tubes

5/7/2008 2:39:22 AM

keep grass short, spray tails

5/7/2008 2:07:21 AM

feed them brewer's yeast, keeps fleas, mites and ticks off, AND mosquitoes too!

5/7/2008 1:19:23 AM

Ticks are especially attracted to white horses. We use a product called Killticks that works well

5/7/2008 12:17:03 AM

Baby oil or Cowboy magic in the lower part of the tail will not let them crawl up the tail

5/7/2008 12:03:24 AM

If there's an infestation, soak the area with tick killing flyspray.

5/6/2008 11:44:58 PM

Ultrashield towelettes work the best!!!!!

5/6/2008 11:36:28 PM

Use Original Formula Wipe for a product that will kill ticks for several days

5/6/2008 11:33:11 PM

Adams Flea and Tick Mist (yep, the one you use on cats/dogs - doesn't hurt my horse at all

5/6/2008 11:05:59 PM

they drive me insane trying to keep up with them! esp in manes & tails

5/6/2008 11:01:48 PM

Not here in Southeast Michigan, but yes when we travel to other areas

5/6/2008 10:46:39 PM

keep the pasture short

5/6/2008 10:46:37 PM

Chickens in the pasture eat many of them before they attach to my horses.

5/6/2008 10:45:31 PM

hair spray will cause them to drop off.

5/6/2008 10:36:29 PM

We put SWAT in our horses ears and on their necks, it helps keep them off of the face and ears

5/6/2008 10:34:55 PM

not at all but our woods is far from pasture

5/6/2008 10:17:28 PM

My horse has a fly sheet, fly leg wraps, and fly mask over his ears & eyes! They still get him!!!

5/6/2008 10:14:35 PM

I am trying ACV in drinking water and sulphur salt licks with iffy results.

5/6/2008 10:10:07 PM

The spot-on fly control products are the only thing that works for tick prevention.

5/6/2008 10:01:44 PM

permethrin only thing that works

5/6/2008 9:43:00 PM

burn them off with hot nail

5/6/2008 9:41:22 PM

first thing each Spring then they thin out

5/6/2008 9:32:41 PM

I go over my horses every time I see them. Especially their heads.

5/6/2008 9:31:48 PM

try a fly spot on protection to keep ticks at bay

5/6/2008 9:28:10 PM

Ticks are terrible where I live, but getting them off the horses gives us time to bond.

5/6/2008 9:25:51 PM

I use a horse spray that repels ticks and wipe them down with a rag, everywhere.

5/6/2008 9:24:52 PM

Keeping pasture grass 3 inches or less helps. Most ticks quest on taller vegatation.

5/6/2008 9:23:47 PM

I did years ago in Montana, but here in Ariz I dont.

5/6/2008 9:21:14 PM

Under the forelock, tip of the tailbone, crest of neck, sheath/udder areas

5/6/2008 9:20:51 PM

Since my horse has been diagnosed with Lyme's I use Frontline spray 1 a week

5/6/2008 9:19:23 PM

zonk it spray

5/6/2008 9:18:53 PM

check my mare every day,only use fly spray that also repels ticks,and I kill the little buggers

5/6/2008 9:17:12 PM

frontline spray

5/6/2008 9:08:14 PM

I look for them and pick them off.

5/6/2008 9:07:07 PM

I spray him with Frontline the 1st of each month.

5/6/2008 8:59:26 PM

5% sevin dust

5/6/2008 8:55:24 PM

dunno if its the same with horses but on bobtails we light a match & put it on the tick...drops off.

5/6/2008 8:53:27 PM

Never, thank goodness!!

5/6/2008 8:52:27 PM

spot on fly repellent

5/6/2008 8:51:43 PM

Permethrin works the best.

5/6/2008 8:50:02 PM

Not in 9 years

5/6/2008 8:33:18 PM

just pick them off when I see them. I wonder if they can transmit pigion fever?

5/6/2008 8:24:22 PM

I feed a high quality garlic powder starting in February

5/6/2008 8:21:31 PM

One did get Lyme Disease but no ticks ever seen or found.

5/6/2008 8:14:15 PM

Didnt think ticks were a problem but had to put our horse down because of it.

5/6/2008 8:12:22 PM

confined to horses that are taken on trails

5/6/2008 8:11:24 PM

clove and peppermint oil

5/6/2008 8:03:08 PM

I found 4 wood ticks after trail riding yesterday

5/6/2008 7:51:32 PM

No - no ticks in alaska, at least not on my horses

5/6/2008 7:49:47 PM

carefully pull them off & squish them with a rock or burn with magnifying glass.Nasty creatures.

5/6/2008 7:43:32 PM

only when I at at school (Ohio University), at home I have never seen a tick on my horse or me!

5/6/2008 7:39:11 PM

Frontline spray for dogs used, hopefully, no more than twice a week.

5/6/2008 7:38:21 PM

Daily check and removal, anti-tick topical, keeping them out of trees and any tall grass.

5/6/2008 7:38:09 PM

Only during the winter months in Southern CA.

5/6/2008 7:34:31 PM

Equispot every two weeks=tick free

5/6/2008 7:21:24 PM

I apply Frontline before turning my horse out.

5/6/2008 7:19:13 PM

Keep the grass mowed and keep the horses out of the woods, dogs too!

5/6/2008 7:11:29 PM


5/6/2008 7:09:17 PM

Put a swab full of alcohol over the top of the tick and it will come off without leaving the head

5/6/2008 7:08:18 PM

I use alot of fly spray before I go out during spring monthes when they're at their worst.

5/6/2008 7:07:50 PM

picking off by hand

5/6/2008 7:02:20 PM

Moved to NV, so only have to worry about them when I take a horse to CA where I use tick spray.

5/6/2008 6:49:50 PM

I use fly spray that also keeps ticks off.

5/6/2008 6:34:41 PM

deworming with ivermectin

5/6/2008 6:29:13 PM

two different types of V-shaped "tick pickers"

5/6/2008 6:27:50 PM

Use lots of Avon Skin So Soft Oil on his legs and put on the leg protectors.

5/6/2008 6:22:31 PM

We groom our horses everyday thoroughly and spray them before and after turnout

5/6/2008 6:16:54 PM

May see a couple per year

5/6/2008 6:11:06 PM

feed garlic or bug check, that helps lessen the amount that stay on them

5/6/2008 6:08:27 PM

Thoroughly check your horse all over after any trail ride, or several times a week for any ticks.

5/6/2008 6:03:47 PM

keep worming up todate and we have no ticks

5/6/2008 6:03:18 PM

Add garlic to their feed starting end of March & continue thru October. It's worth the cost!

5/6/2008 6:02:25 PM

Put garlic in their grain.

5/6/2008 6:01:41 PM

I think boosting the horse's immune system is the best defense against tick borne illnesses

5/6/2008 5:59:30 PM

Fly spray as preventative, facilities/weed maint. as preventative

5/6/2008 5:54:46 PM

I use fly spray that also works for ticks & cut brush 3'+ from fence

5/6/2008 5:54:37 PM

very rarely do we ever see ticks

5/6/2008 5:53:33 PM

various natural oils/permethrin/flyspray/vinegar mix

5/6/2008 5:46:38 PM

Warm water and soap baths. Then keep sparying with

5/6/2008 5:39:22 PM

Some years are worse then others and I have tried so many diffrent things -- What will really work??

5/6/2008 5:35:20 PM

use fly wipe that also repels ticks

5/6/2008 5:35:05 PM

In So. California, never seen on any of my horses

5/6/2008 5:27:12 PM

When out riding I use 'Flicks' bug product. It is oil based and works!

5/6/2008 5:24:38 PM

Spray and I have mixed Spot for dogs in cream and dotted it under the bellies

5/6/2008 5:18:09 PM

constant vigilence, death in rubbing alcohol

5/6/2008 5:13:58 PM

brush coats and comb tails I have a tick remover too--plastic item from pet catalogs that works

5/6/2008 5:11:54 PM

Fly spray helps if you are sure to get the spray under the mane, tail and under tail.

5/6/2008 5:06:42 PM

I remove the ticks and drop them into a jar containing rubbing alcohol.

5/6/2008 4:57:58 PM

I thing feeding garlic has helped some

5/6/2008 4:54:56 PM

I sprad my horses morning & night with fly spray & keep the grass cut fairly short so no ticks & liv

5/6/2008 4:54:33 PM

Strongid 2C Daily wormer

5/6/2008 4:53:58 PM

I hate ticks. They give me the willies. :-)

5/6/2008 4:51:58 PM

Equi-spot and any water based fly/tick spray. Spread insecticide granules out around too.

5/6/2008 4:38:36 PM

People spray such as "Off"

5/6/2008 4:38:22 PM

I use dog & cat flee and tick shampoo especially on their legs during the tick season.

5/6/2008 4:37:13 PM

Sulpha salt licks have kept ticks etc. off my horses. I've actually seen them drop off the horse.

5/6/2008 4:37:11 PM

we live in central Indiana and have never had a problem with ticks on the horses

5/6/2008 4:35:53 PM

metal curry and then tap tick into small cup of fly spray after a trail ride

5/6/2008 4:33:48 PM

I have not found anything to keep ticks off. I just check them everyday.

5/6/2008 4:30:48 PM

28 yo mare with Lyme's and Ehrlichia in MA on Doxy. Fly sprays/drop-ons don't seem to work...

5/6/2008 4:27:56 PM

I'm in South Florida and have never had a tick on any horse.

5/6/2008 4:18:08 PM

We don't really have that problem in the Pacific Northwest.

5/6/2008 4:13:53 PM

Grooming and careful checking after riding in areas known to be infested.

5/6/2008 4:12:21 PM

clip legs up to knees & hocks. Trim tails to just below hocks.

5/6/2008 4:10:32 PM

I use Celebration Spot On

5/6/2008 4:08:52 PM

Please come up with a vaccine!

5/6/2008 4:05:18 PM

The deer tick, which carries Lyme Disease, and can infect a horse, is virtually too small to see.

5/6/2008 4:03:45 PM

not that I have seen but we get them bad on the dogs

5/6/2008 4:03:18 PM

pliers do wonders when pulling them off.

5/6/2008 4:00:18 PM

I spray the crest of their mane and actual tail root with Frontline and then have NO problems

5/6/2008 3:57:50 PM

one horse reacts strongly to tick bites, swelling, abscessing, etc.

5/6/2008 3:57:25 PM

just pulled one off her elbow, rubbed antibacterial salve on wound

5/6/2008 3:55:01 PM

Large dog frontline plus does the trick off label but works :)

5/6/2008 3:53:54 PM

Best results - I use Dog Tick & Flea Spray on the tick and the next day the tick is dead - and off

5/6/2008 3:52:57 PM

not yet anyway

5/6/2008 3:52:21 PM

We got some guineas and they eat ticks and other annoying bugs like crazy

5/6/2008 3:49:06 PM

The stuff for Dogs & cats works great. Just a sml drop on the tips of the ears & base of the tail

5/6/2008 3:47:40 PM


5/6/2008 3:45:46 PM

Feed garlic,use SWAT on suceptible areas to prevent bites, also let chickens out to eat bugs

5/6/2008 3:45:33 PM

I have purchased flea & tick collars for cats and put them loosely around the horses ankles.

5/6/2008 3:43:17 PM

patchouli oil mixed with mineral oil

5/6/2008 3:42:08 PM

seven dust in a panty hose stocking works great

5/6/2008 3:40:04 PM

spray twice per week

5/6/2008 3:39:41 PM

I believe the use of ivermectin has decreased the number of ticks on my horses

5/6/2008 3:39:39 PM

Household fly spray! Anyone else noticed that the mares suffer more?

5/6/2008 3:39:28 PM

I have guinea hens that thrive on eating ticks.

5/6/2008 3:39:12 PM

Mid MI , haven't had any problems.

5/6/2008 3:39:12 PM

It may rain all winter in Oregon's Willamette Valley, but at least we don't have ticks!

5/6/2008 3:39:09 PM

Maybe feed garlic

5/6/2008 3:29:31 PM

keeping everything mowed keeps ticks away from pastures

5/6/2008 3:26:03 PM

If you have fire ants you usually don't have ticks. So...the devil you know, or the devil you don't

5/6/2008 3:25:54 PM

We have a few chickens around the barn that helps control them and the fly population

5/6/2008 3:24:43 PM

Treated three horses for lyme

5/6/2008 3:20:11 PM

the only good thing about last year's drought was there were so few ticks-this year will be bad!

5/6/2008 3:14:08 PM

In SW Louisiana they are bad. We have to check Daily. Nothing keeps them off. We remove them by hand

5/6/2008 3:12:29 PM

Use Garlic for Horses

5/6/2008 3:10:53 PM

we are blessed with a fairly tick free environment ( western washington)

5/6/2008 3:09:12 PM

But I find the odd one on me

5/6/2008 3:07:42 PM

It's a seasonal thing. We know it's here when the mare who never rubs,starts rubbing on us.

5/6/2008 3:06:51 PM

spray, spray and more spray

5/6/2008 3:06:41 PM

Dark brown horse with tall white socks gets far more than chestnut mare

5/6/2008 3:06:37 PM


5/6/2008 3:04:57 PM

GARLIC, short grass

5/6/2008 3:04:48 PM

Several sprays have tick protection

5/6/2008 3:02:18 PM

Fipronil every month

5/6/2008 3:01:13 PM

Check closely EVERY day. Use spot on. Make sure your horse will le you handle his ears.

5/6/2008 3:00:07 PM

spray repellent on tail and mane. Search roots of mane and tail and pull out ticks

5/6/2008 2:59:32 PM

One of my mules is very sensitive to any tick bite while the others hardly have a reaction.

5/6/2008 2:58:28 PM

A friend suggested using garlic powder. Right now we just spray with repellant.

5/6/2008 2:57:49 PM

Daily mane and tail exams to find the little blood suckers before they cause even more problems.

5/6/2008 2:57:12 PM

Just ick the lille buggers off, nothing really seems to repel them.

5/6/2008 2:56:58 PM

My horses have gotten ehrlichia and lymes

5/6/2008 2:56:06 PM

Spray with equine insecticide.

5/6/2008 2:55:53 PM

dishwash liquid on cotton ball, soak it over tick for a while, usually comes right out in the cotton

5/6/2008 2:55:46 PM

I've found a tick once, removed it, no further problems.

5/6/2008 2:55:24 PM

Only once I had one on my horse.

5/6/2008 2:52:55 PM

I use Avon Skin So Soft in combination with citronella.

5/6/2008 2:51:08 PM

I live in the mountains of Az. at 6,500ft and have never had a tick on my animals Try Essential oils

5/6/2008 2:50:47 PM

My horses are magnets for ticks! They are a huge problem in Maryland

5/6/2008 2:50:30 PM

groom and use fly spray

5/6/2008 2:50:19 PM

sharp nails

5/6/2008 2:49:20 PM

I have found that a product such as Equi Spot works really good at keeping ticks off

5/6/2008 2:48:16 PM

I use a paper towel soaked in wintergreen alcohol to pull the tick out.

5/6/2008 2:46:20 PM

lots and some horses get large swellings from the bites.

5/6/2008 2:45:59 PM

Pick 'em!

5/6/2008 2:44:58 PM

Alaska is tick free!

5/6/2008 2:38:52 PM

are they a regional problem? And if so, where?

5/6/2008 2:37:52 PM

You might try Avon bug guard you can get the SPF 30 also. I put it on my dog.

5/6/2008 2:36:41 PM

EquiSpot & fly spray

5/6/2008 2:35:09 PM

Some fly sprays and spot-on treatments seem to deter them during their busy season

5/6/2008 2:35:01 PM

I have no ticks here in the desert where I live

5/6/2008 2:34:36 PM

hand picking is the only way, especially because deer ticks hang on really tightly.

5/6/2008 2:34:03 PM

listerine in bathwater

5/6/2008 2:30:59 PM

Thorough exam for ticks after trail rides, spot on tick/fly repellant ie. Equispot

5/6/2008 2:30:40 PM

spray spray spray

5/6/2008 2:30:24 PM

Wormers, Tick Spray

5/6/2008 2:24:02 PM

Only the last two years, they have been all over the horses, often after doing some nasty damage. NE

5/6/2008 1:38:44 PM

ticks are good for horses

5/6/2008 12:52:51 PM

not much on the horses but lots on the dogs

5/6/2008 11:52:31 AM

top spot plus removing them by hand

5/6/2008 11:21:02 AM