Protect your horses from Mosquitoes

We all know mosquitoes carry deadly viruses for our horses.  Summer, with its heat and humidity, is mosquito season, so to protect your equine friends, remember to keep the mosquito population down at your horse farm by removing areas with standing water, like unused water troughs and buckets.   If you need to store these items outside, turn them upside down when not in use. Low areas in the fields which retain puddles can also be mosquito breeding grounds.

For your comfort, use bug repellent while you are outdoors. Repellents with DEET, Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus are the best.


About A Cain

I am originally from New York State and moved to Pennsylvania for college and graduate school. My husband and I later lived in California and West Virginia, and then we were transferred to North Carolina. I learned to ride as an adult, in North Carolina. I have two horses now: one wild-and-wooly teenager who is learning from me, and one former race horse that has turned into a school master for me. They are both pretty sensible and great on trails, so we go everywhere. They live with me on my own North Carolina mini farm. I love to sit on my deck in the evening and watch them graze.
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