Protecting Your Horse From Mosquitoes


The warmer weather brings seasonal pests, including mosquitoes. Horse owners understand the importance of managing their horses’ exposure to mosquitoes that may carry and spread deadly EEE (eastern equine encephalitis) and West Nile virus.

Manage your mosquito population

Traditional management methods include maintaining and boosting the horse’s immune system, vaccination, topical sprays and repellants, and misters around the facility. It is also important to try to eliminate areas where mosquitoes like to breed – breaking the breeding cycle is the most effective way to minimize your mosquito population. As these pests like to breed in areas where there is standing water, overturn any unused buckets, troughs, or other containers where rainwater can collect, and clean your water troughs regularly.

With the recent increase in mosquito-borne illnesses, having a maintenance plan in place to protect your horses is crucial. But what if fly sprays and topical insect repellents aren’t enough to keep the blood-sucking pests away from your horses?

Mosquito Magnet® works by converting propane to CO2 and mixes it with the precise level of heat, moisture and secondary lures to attract mosquitoes away from horses. Nearly 20 years of research and more than 15 patents make the traps technologically revolutionary. Both environmentally friendly and effective, the Mosquito Magnet® controls mosquitoes and other biting insects in outdoor areas up to one acre – making it perfect for horse owners to protect what’s most important to them from disease-carrying bugs.

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