Fly Control for Horses

Fly season is here and they can become a constant pest for you and your animals.  The horsefly can be an extreme nuisance to your livestock as they have the potential to transmit diseases. Horses under attack will be irritable and distracted by trying to avoid being bitten. The adult flies serve as vectors for many disease agents (viruses, bacteria, protozoans, and nematodes) of animals.” Check out these tips on Fly Control for Horses.

Fly Control Management

Don’t let the flies take over your facility or horses! Smith Farm Supply has some great choices to get them to BUZZ OFF!
Manure Management –  Muck out stalls DAILY, especially in the summer. Where is your manure pile? Make sure it is not close to the barn or where your animals are grazing during the day.

Fly Control Products

Pyranha Wipe N’ Spray™ A popular choice among horse owners is a fly control product call Pyranha Wipe N’ Spray. Not only does it protect your horse with just 2 ounces Fly Control for Horsesper head, but it also leaves your horse with a gleaming coat.
  • A pyrethrum-based formula.
  • Citronella scent with lanolin as a hair conditioner.
  • Repels mosquitos, flies, and gnats.
  • Available in 4 oz trail-size, quart, and gallon sizes.

Another choice is Pro-Force fly spray by Manna Pro. Manna Pro® Pro-Force® Fly Spray delivers rapid knockdown, kill, and repellency of a wide variety of insects for up to 14 days. This powerful spray kills and repels more than 70 species of biting and nuisance insects. It is also effective in killing fleas and ticks on dogs. A long-lasting repellent that can be used on horses, dogs, and ponies and as a premise spray. Some of the many species that Pro-Force® Rapid Knockdown Fly Spray is formulated to combat include: Biting Flies, Stable Flies, Horn Flies, House Flies, Face Flies, Horse Flies, Deer Flies, Gnats, No-See-Ums, Carpenter Bees, Fleas, Ticks, Chiggers, Lice, and Mosquitoes including Cutex species which may transmit West Nile Virus. Rapid Knockdown, Kill and Repellency for up to 14 days.Fly Control for Horses

  • Kills and repels more than 70 listed species
  • Will not wash off in rain or sweat.
  • Kills fleas and ticks on dogs
  • Can be used on horses, ponies, dogs, and as a premise spray

Fly Repellent – Spray your livestock daily, especially after you bathe or rinse your animal. Make sure you remove excess water after soaking before spraying fly repellent. Fly Masks & Sheets – Great for keeping the flies from aggravating their ears and eyes (especially if they are goopy). Also, fly sheets are also beneficial to keep the flies from biting around their shoulders and neck.

Smith Farm Supply has a variety of Fly Control for Horses plus products and supplements to keep your animals healthy and happy.

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