Poll

Mosquito Net

What mosquito control measures do you utilize?
(Please select all that apply)

Fly masks/sheets
14%
515
Insect repellents
21%
767
Regular manure removal
16%
576
Regular cleaning of water troughs
20%
713
Eliminate unnecessary standing water
18%
650
Stable horses at dusk and dawn
5%
175
All of the above
5%
195

Total votes cast: 3591

Comments & Write-in Answers

Dunks in the water trough and any standing water

6/29/2009 2:59:53 PM

mosquito dunks in pond

6/29/2009 11:10:38 AM

Use BT donuts in ponds

6/29/2009 10:30:55 AM

stalls open to their paddocks, doors have flaps to keep out bugs

6/29/2009 6:18:01 AM

Insect predators are quite effective in the fly control program. They eat fly larvae & are nontoxic

6/29/2009 12:58:37 AM

also put applecider vinagar in water troughs to prevent mosquitos laying eggs in it

6/28/2009 11:29:03 PM

Encourage the stupid barn swallows.....

6/28/2009 7:10:47 PM

Living in FL means turnout in evening Flys or Mosquitos?

6/28/2009 6:23:34 PM

and stall fans - circulating air keeps them away

6/28/2009 12:39:31 AM

I'm in year 3 using fly preditors.awesome. and i use herbal oils for repellent, not chemical.

6/27/2009 10:43:43 PM

Am I missing something? What has manure do with mosquitos?

6/27/2009 10:36:56 PM

But since we live so close to the Colorado River, it's impossible to eliminate them :(

6/27/2009 9:58:37 PM

This year for the first time I have started using EquiSpot on the horses and fly predators. Works!

6/27/2009 8:28:14 PM

how does manure removal help with mosquitos?! is this a trick question?

6/27/2009 6:12:56 PM

encourage birds and bats that eat mosquitoes.

6/26/2009 5:53:02 PM

Can't really keep mosquitoes away; vaccinate for mosquito-born disease

6/26/2009 5:12:50 PM

My horse is spoiled

6/26/2009 3:06:31 PM

Fly masks, no sheets

6/26/2009 2:25:21 PM

Mosquito dunks in pond and where water cannot be removed

6/26/2009 12:01:13 PM

You can never be too careful

6/26/2009 7:54:03 AM

Its monsoon season here in the desert, we usually flood & get mosquitos at least once each summer

6/26/2009 1:07:30 AM

My chickens help keep the fly and parasites in check,great manure managers !

6/25/2009 11:41:42 PM

only mask and sheet the ones who are most allergic

6/25/2009 7:20:42 PM

also use preditors.

6/25/2009 6:33:52 PM

We also use a SkeeterVac, fly predators, Equispot

6/25/2009 5:43:53 PM

our horses have free access to their stalls.

6/25/2009 5:37:28 PM

Provide habitat for birds, bats that eat mosquitos

6/25/2009 2:50:18 PM

And free range chickens

6/25/2009 2:34:49 PM

My horse has a 3 1/2 sided stall in a barn with open access to turnout.

6/25/2009 2:18:21 PM

smudge piles

6/25/2009 1:29:19 PM

Also vaccinate against any mosquito transmitted diseases.

6/25/2009 12:00:07 PM

but also making sure all my horses are up to date on everything

6/25/2009 11:00:06 AM

None, do not have a big problem. We have wind!

6/25/2009 10:24:33 AM

prevention

6/25/2009 2:55:35 AM

I also put my horses outside at night

6/25/2009 1:18:42 AM

goldfish in the water tank. they eat the mosquito larvae

6/24/2009 10:35:29 PM

gambusia fish in water tanks to eat mosquito larvae

6/24/2009 9:39:40 PM

everything helps in the dry season, nothing works in monsoon

6/24/2009 7:56:56 PM

I also have purple martin houses around the property

6/24/2009 7:54:36 PM

mosquito dunks once a month

6/24/2009 7:22:47 PM

Call county mosquito control

6/24/2009 6:57:51 PM

I also add Skin So SOft to my fly spray.

6/24/2009 6:38:16 PM

drinking wateri system precludes need to clean troughs.

6/24/2009 5:49:26 PM

We normally don't get mosquitos because we don't get much rain.

6/24/2009 5:07:15 PM

Very dry in L. A., no standing water

6/24/2009 3:59:56 PM

fish in water troughs too.

6/24/2009 3:11:49 PM

my barn has in/out stalls, so no stabling unless the horses choose!

6/24/2009 3:05:57 PM

fly predators and feed through repellant

6/24/2009 2:29:28 PM

Also use insects that eat flies

6/24/2009 12:47:19 PM

So Cal is bad so we dont take any changes, plus we inoculate

6/24/2009 12:35:48 PM

I don't see that some of the mentioned options are mosquito specific

6/24/2009 12:14:24 PM

Mosquito beater granules

6/24/2009 11:12:22 AM

goldfish in troughs help keep eggs down and algae

6/24/2009 10:27:34 AM

We also use fans on high speed in the stalls. The horses are on pasture 24/7, with stall access.

6/24/2009 10:18:52 AM

put some cheap goldfish inthe 100gal tank

6/24/2009 9:59:43 AM

All of the above except my horses can go in or out 24/7 with hay available 24/7

6/24/2009 9:19:38 AM

And I use Mosquito Dunks in my tanks and any standing water areas I can't drain.

6/24/2009 9:00:17 AM

put gold fish in stock tanks, elimated development of larvae

6/24/2009 8:12:17 AM

I do not have a barn, all are on pasture

6/24/2009 6:02:35 AM

fish in water troughs to eat larvae

6/24/2009 4:11:28 AM

turn out at night and use Off bug spray

6/24/2009 2:46:38 AM

also, using Bti. bacteria to kill mosquito larvae in ponds and other still water.Harmless to others

6/24/2009 1:35:34 AM

Goldfish in the water tanks to eat larva. Equi-spot as a deterrent.

6/24/2009 1:13:09 AM

Horse sweats profusely under fly mask.Place too large to control standing water.Do remove all manure

6/24/2009 1:00:53 AM

few mosquitos here

6/23/2009 11:58:13 PM

Water troughs have gold fish and little frogs

6/23/2009 11:26:38 PM

Also encourage birds to be around the barn - free insect control!

6/23/2009 11:08:40 PM

Reduce the source & cover up the horses during peak hours.

6/23/2009 10:19:39 PM

Also using Garlic on the food.

6/23/2009 10:12:02 PM

I use mosquito dunks in wet areas, and they work well.

6/23/2009 8:40:03 PM

I also use mosquito control in my water troughs

6/23/2009 7:37:12 PM

Also add common goldfish to a summer pond

6/23/2009 7:13:00 PM

none

6/23/2009 7:01:02 PM

Also have fans in run in sheds and use Bt granules

6/23/2009 6:29:20 PM

We are fortunate to NOT have many mosquitos here in Western WA.Very rarely see them.

6/23/2009 6:26:47 PM

bug zapper light

6/23/2009 6:19:22 PM

misquitos are bad for humans too!

6/23/2009 6:13:31 PM

plus we use bio spot on my mares that really help

6/23/2009 5:52:40 PM

biggest source of mosquitos, standing water

6/23/2009 5:46:14 PM

mosquito dunks in water troughs and rain barrels

6/23/2009 5:36:58 PM

We have a bat colony in our barn that we value highly.

6/23/2009 5:33:41 PM

plus vaccinate for all of the mosquito borne diseases that have vaccines

6/23/2009 5:31:04 PM

Here in Minnesota I use a Mosquito Magnet. It significantly reduces the mosquito population.

6/23/2009 5:26:41 PM

Screened in the barn and hired professsional sprayer

6/23/2009 5:22:51 PM

water i have become very careful t

6/23/2009 5:16:33 PM

Help!- My donkey is allergic to bug bites AND fly spray (his hair falls off when I use repellants)!

6/23/2009 5:10:20 PM

Also use a wind mill for aeration of pond

6/23/2009 4:36:38 PM

luckily where I live I rarely see mosquitoes

6/23/2009 4:34:32 PM

I also use a vectobac in standing water and a "Nosquito" mosquito vacuum!

6/23/2009 4:23:04 PM

My horse gets significant reactions to all kinds of flys/mosq. I use everything available :)

6/23/2009 4:20:11 PM

A tbsp. of corn oil in the water trough will suffocate mosquito larvae when they try to breathe.

6/23/2009 4:08:06 PM

use same measures as fly control, not specific to mossquitos.

6/23/2009 4:03:47 PM

marigolds are natural mosquito repellants, plant them around your barn.

6/23/2009 4:02:34 PM

Mosquitos not too bad this year, even with all the rain.Lots of birds though to eat them.

6/23/2009 3:55:23 PM

Biological control measures in birdbaths, etc.

6/23/2009 3:54:34 PM

spray with CBPA, stops them in water. no effects

6/23/2009 3:49:52 PM

goldfish in tanks to eat larvae

6/23/2009 3:48:48 PM

I haven't seen as many mosquitoes in my area of So Cal this year.

6/23/2009 3:45:18 PM

I do all of the above and still those flies torment my horses.

6/23/2009 3:41:49 PM

horses are free to come and go from a clean dark barn with fans on at all times

6/23/2009 3:41:46 PM

Fish in water troughs, Mosquito magnet utilized

6/23/2009 3:40:40 PM

WNV innoculations twice a year, spring and fall

6/23/2009 3:37:25 PM

Also use mosquito control products in ponds

6/23/2009 3:36:14 PM

add mosquito dunks to water tanks

6/23/2009 3:21:26 PM

Use Mosquito Dunks in the natural waterway

6/23/2009 3:19:03 PM

don't like masks, rather use wipe on protectant, like to see the eyes

6/23/2009 3:12:50 PM

I take these measures for the general health of my horse, not just for mosquito control.

6/23/2009 3:08:42 PM

mosquito "dunks" in troughs

6/23/2009 3:06:17 PM

also use Arbico mosquito control measures

6/23/2009 3:04:50 PM

Bird & Bat Houses also.

6/23/2009 2:59:51 PM

Plus Barn Swallows. They are most effective.

6/23/2009 2:57:37 PM

In addition, fans in the stalls and have a spray system in the barn. Welcome to Florida.

6/23/2009 2:55:58 PM

I also vaccinate.

6/23/2009 2:55:57 PM

we also use smudges

6/23/2009 2:55:36 PM

My insect repellent is maintaining a healthy population of bats and swallows!

6/23/2009 2:54:53 PM

fly predators #1

6/23/2009 2:50:51 PM

Also, fly spray system in barn

6/23/2009 2:50:48 PM

And West Nile Virus Vaccine.

6/23/2009 2:36:59 PM

spray woodchips and stall walls. Keep stall open so they can come in if they need to get relief

6/23/2009 2:14:42 PM

Barn where I board could and should do more to discourage flies and mosquitos.

6/23/2009 1:57:06 PM

Mow the pasture of weeds and keep dragged

6/23/2009 11:08:21 AM

I use skin so soft to repel. Works great!

6/23/2009 8:58:42 AM