Pest & Fly Control

Fly Spray

3 Summer Equine Health Issues and How to Avoid Them

Here are a few ways to combat these common equine health issues this summer.

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A Vaccine for Allergies

Researchers are working on a vaccine to alleviate allergic skin reactions that can be caused by insect bites.

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Tick Trouble

Learn how these disease-carrying insects can pose serious health risks for your horse.

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Biting Flies = Lost Shoe?

The Added Benefits of Fly Protection for your Horse’s Legs

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A Better Kind of Fly Sheet

Does your fly sheet do all that it could?

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Boost Fly-Control Strategies

Boost Fly-Control Strategies

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What's in a Fly Spray Label?

Six secrets that the manufacturers don't always tell you

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Apply Fly Spray the Right Way

Use these tips for maximum effectiveness from your horse's insect repellent

Desensitizing your horse to fly spray may take several weeks of daily training.

The Fly-Spray Dance

Tips for helping a spray-shy mare stand still.

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7 Top Tricks for Becoming a Fly Control Expert

From Basic Manure Management to Advanced Fly Control in 7 Easy Steps

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Keep Your Family Safer Around Horse Fly Sprays

Understanding the Impact of Today's Fly Spray Products

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How to Keep Your Horse From Stopping to Kick or Bite at Flies in the Middle of a Ride

Eventer Tik Maynard suggests a multi-faceted approach to fly control and explains how teaching a horse to focus can help her work through the discomfort that flies present.

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Fly Masks

Tips for using fly masks to protect your horse's face from flies and gnats.

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Fly-Control Battle Plan

Take arms! Here's a roundup of fly-fighting strategies to help you prepare for summer's bug battles.

Air blasts from strategically-placed fans will help keep flies at bay. | H&R photo files

Defeat the Enemy: Fly Control Options for Horse and Barn

Not only do flies and other bugs bite and sting your horses, they can spread disease. Read about the different ways you can defeat the enemy and keep flies away from your horse and barn.

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Basic Qualities of the Perfect Fly Sheet

Thanks to advances in fabric and design, a fly sheet is a more effective option than ever for helping your horse stay comfortable during bug season.

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Apply Fly Repellent the Right Way

The right fly-protection product helps your horse even more when you use it in accordance with the manufacturer's directions. From the editors of Practical Horseman magazine.

This fly mask provides generous fit in the eye area and lots of facial coverage. | Photo by Mandy Lorraine

Horse Fly Mask Selection, Fit, Care Tips

Use these tips to help choose the right fly mask style and fit to give your horse effective bug-season protection. By Amy Anderson, with Sandra Cooke, for Practical Horseman magazine.

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Horse Fly Spray Application: Put on Fly Spray the Right Way

Use these tips to apply your horse's fly spray (and other insect repellent formulas) for maximum effectiveness.