Equine Insect Control Supplements

Insects are more than just a nuisance - they spread infection and disease, and drive your horse crazy. Luckily, supplements are available to help deter biting flies and to help manage the breeding population on your farm. Insect control supplements that provide ingredients such as garlic and apple cider vinegar or insect growth regulators may be a great addition to your fly control program. Insect season doesn't have to be such a bother!

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  • $21.95 - $329.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Helps your horse beat the bugs
    • Garlic, apple cider vinegar & brewer's yeast to deter biting insects & omega 3s for healthy skin
    • Also includes diatomaceous earth to discourage insect breeding in manure
  • $26.95 - $107.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Helps your horse say goodbye to flies
    • Provides higher levels of the key ingredients in the original SmartBug-Off formula
    • Increased MSM & omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil promote healthy, resilient skin
  • $24.95 - $279.95

    Bimeda
    Safe, simple,& affordable fly prevention
    • Cyromazine, the active ingredient, prevents house & stable fly egg development
    • The overall fly population is significantly reduced within 4-6 weeks
  • $13.95 - $96.95

    Farnam Companies, Inc
    Breaks the fly life cycle
    • Prevents the formation of fly larvae's exoskeletons when they molt (resulting in their death)
    • Contains no organophosphates & can be used as part of an integrated pest management program
  • $19.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Get year-round support & save 20%
    • SmartBug-Off Ultra in the spring & summer helps deter biting insects
    • SmartOmega 3 Ultra in the fall & winter promotes overall health & wellness
  • $21.25 - $404.95

    Natural Horse Vet
    Insect control plus digestive support
    • Garlic, yeast & grape seed extract help deter biting flies
    • Diatomaceous earth helps discourage insect breeding in manure
  • $8.75 - $21.95

    Hilton Herbs
    100% pure garlic
    • Garlic is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in the world
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Insects


What is it?

Insects not only annoy horses, they also spread diseases such as West Nile Virus and cause allergic reactions such as "sweet itch." While there is no way to completely eliminate these flying pests, a coordinated approach can significantly reduce their numbers.

What can be done about it?

The most obvious method of controlling insects is to use repellent designed to be sprayed or wiped directly on horses. Spot-ons are more concentrated repellent that is applied less frequently and may be more appropriate for pasture-kept horses. Fly Masks, boots and sheets place a physical barrier between insects and the horse. Horses should be kept inside when insects are at their worst. Screens and fans can be used to provide inside horses with even more protection. Other methods to reduce insect numbers in the barn include fly traps, strips, sticks, bait, automatic misters, residual sprays and area foggers. Larvicides such as Fly Predators, mosquito dunks, dung beetles and nematodes are safe and effective if used properly. New feed-through larvicides such as Solitude, SimpliFly and Equitrol II are also very safe and effective. Many horseowners swear by such additional supplements as garlic, apple cider vinegar and diatomaceous earth.

What else do I need to know?

Managing the environment is every bit as important as managing the horse and his immediate area. All standing water on the farm must be eliminated because this is the breeding ground for some insects. Since other insects prefer wet organic matter such as soiled bedding, not only must stalls and paddocks be cleaned frequently, the material must be removed, covered or composted.
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