With Summer Comes Flies!

June 5, 2019


By looking at the calendar you can tell that summer is on the way. There’s excitement at the prospect of sun and vacation, but our pets may not share the same opinion.


Unfortunately summer brings flies with it. Flies are annoying for us humans, but they are even more irritating for our animals such as horses and dogs.


Horse flies feed on blood and can inflict a nasty bite. Your horse may become agitated trying to kick a fly on his legs or belly or swat it with his tail.


Flies also congregate in the corner of horse’s eyes to drink the fluid, and as they carry bacteria, this can cause infection. They may also lay eggs on open wounds that hatch out into maggots — a condition known as myiasis, or fly strike. You should contact your vet immediately if you see signs of this.


Some horses suffer badly with sweet itch, an allergic response to Culicoide midge bites. This results in skin lesions that are aggravated by the horse rubbing them.


There are many different insect repellent sprays on the market designed for use with horses. Some of the best available are made by Pyranha.


Since 1972, Pyranha has been manufacturing and marketing a full line of award winning fly control products. They pioneered the development of an automatic insect control system which dispenses specially formulated insecticides providing reliable, effective and economical method of insect control in and around animal quarters and barns.


Pyranha’s most advanced fly spray for horses delivers proven fly control for horses by killing or repelling most species of biting and nuisance flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and gnats


We carry most of Pyranha’s fly deterrent items including their shampoos.

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