At the barn, horse fly spray is often your first line of defense against annoying insects. Fly spray helps repel and kill flies, but the best fly spray for horses helps protect your horse against potentially disease-causing ticks and mosquitoes, too.
Fly season is well underway in most of the country. While most barns have ways of mitigating the flies, it’s very easy for the problem to become more than just a slight annoyance. Choosing the best fly spray for your horse is often the first line of defense. Here are six things to consider when picking the best fly spray for your horse or barn.
Don’t let a horse fly be the reason you end up in the dirt. Even a freshly groomed arena isn’t quite as soft as landing on a pillow. The most patient, well-trained horse can’t help but kick up its heels at a painful horsefly bite.
No cowgirl wants to “undo” the time and effort put into a thorough grooming job with greasy fly spray. Oil-based fly repellent is sticky, which attracts dust and dirt. Plus, there’s nothing worse than spending money on a fly spray that simply doesn’t work. Unsightly welts from horse fly bites are not only painful and also detract from the horse’s otherwise gleaming turnout.
We describe four ways to use fly spray to the best effect to protect horses from pests.
Using these easy fly control strategies in your barn will help you greatly reduce the nuisance fly population
Many people create their own fly spray formulas to save money using household ingredients. However, there are some factors to consider before attempting your own formula.
Pest protection tips for horses to start your season off right. Choosing a fly spray and wearables like sheets and masks with basic fly control strategies.
Recently, we held an UltraShield contest on social media asking about your worst frustrations for both you and your poor horses during heavy fly and pest season. We decided to address some of the most often repeated fly control issues, and offer up ways to solve them!