Fly-Free Zone: How to Keep Your Stable Fly Free
The warm weather can be a welcome time of the year for horse owners because it is a time you can really reap the benefits of owning a horse and spend time outdoors with them and take your horses for a ride. The unfortunate side effect of the warmer climate is that it also means the arrival of all types of insects, especially flies, which can cause a lot of trouble for horses during the season.
This is why it’s so important to be proactive and take steps to protect your horses from flies and other pests so they can enjoy their time out on the pasture or in their stable and be comfortable. The more you equip yourself with knowledge of common flies, you can then come up with a solid plan to control them and keep them at bay.
Identifying The Most Common Flies And What Attracts Them
The warm season coincides with fly season and there can be a variety of different flies that can show up in a stable or pasture and make life difficult for your horse. The most common fly is, of course, the house fly which will show up as to breed in horse manure and filth and hover around your horse and have them moving and twitching trying to bat them off their face and body.