How do you choose the right fly spray for horses in humid climates?
There are so many options on the market. How can you choose which one is right for your horse?
Horse owners must be more vigilant as the weather becomes warmer and more humid to protect their horses from these pesky insects. Although fly sprays are an essential part of horse care, there are so many options available. How can you choose the right one for your horse? These are some things to keep in mind when you choose a fly spray that will work well in humid climates.
1. The active ingredient
The active ingredient is what you should be looking for in a fly spray. There are many options, but the two most effective are permethrin or pyrethrin. Permethrin, a synthetic form of pyrethrin, is a natural insecticide made from the chrysanthemum flowers. Permethrin can kill flies faster than either of the other options, and it lasts up to 14 days.
2. The formulation
You can buy fly sprays in aerosol or pump formulations. Although pump sprays are easier to use in humid environments, they may not be as effective. The pump can cause the formulation separation, which can make it less effective. A spray aerosol spray is best if you live in humid areas.
3. The scent
Fly sprays can be more strongly scented than others. A light scent is best for horses who are sensitive to the smells or those who don’t want their horse to smell chemically factory-like. There are many options for light scents, including lavender, eucalyptus and citronella.
4. The price
Fly sprays can be purchased for as little as $10 up to $30. Although the more expensive products are more effective, that doesn’t mean they have to be more costly. There are many great options available for budget-friendly horses.
1. How often should I shave my horse?
It all depends on what product you use and how much protection you require. Some fly sprays must be reapplied every day, while others provide protection for up to 14 days.
2. Can a fly spray be used to protect my horse against all kinds of insects?
Fly sprays are not designed to kill flies. An insecticide is required to protect your horse against all types of insects.
3. Can I make my fly spray myself?
There are many online recipes for homemade fly sprays. It’s important to remember that not all recipes are equally effective. Make sure you use a proven recipe if you are making your own fly spray. It can be difficult to choose the right fly spray for your horse with so many options available. You can narrow down your options to find the right product for you horse by considering price, active ingredient, formula, scent, and cost.