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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control - Full Article

By Alayne Blickle
Oct 3, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse

Three simple circumstances surrounding horse ownership mean we are destined to deal with flies and insects: moisture, large animals, and their poop. Last summer, many parts of North America experienced a particularly fierce fly season that, because of the extreme heat, began early and continued late into fall, making barn life almost unbearable.

Intense fly seasons like this make some of us want to resort to heavy-hitting chemicals. While there might be a time and a place for chemical warfare around the barn, some big-picture management options are the safest way to begin your fly-control strategy and reduce your need for insecticides and repellents...

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