Pests pose serious threats to stables, regardless of the season, temperature, or weather. To combat stable pests and keep your horses safe and content, it’s important that you have an excellent pest control strategy in place that includes visits from professional exterminators. We’ll provide you with additional steps that can ease the presence of stable pests.
Common Pests in Stables
Stable pests are a threat to anyone who owns animals kept in a stable. Common stable pests include:
- Clover Mites
Stable pests pose serious risks to your animal’s well-being and can impact your health if the environment becomes unsanitary or an infestation occurs.
Alpine stable pests can be minimized by effective grass and weed maintenance around your property. Keep grass near the barn at a reasonable height and ensure weedeating is part of your regular routine. Never allow tall grass to penetrate the side of the barn or stable. Changing grass height during each season may also benefit the presence of pests.
Sanitation and Manure Control
Sanitation is a critical component in preventing stable flies, mosquitoes, and other pests from harming your animals. Ensure proper sanitation is part of your stable routine. Relocate manure each day to an open, dry area where it can easily spread out to dry to minimize flies and mosquitoes.
Keep standing water away from your barns and stables. Ensure proper drainage out of each stall and never give mud the chance to accumulate inside the stables. Clean the water troughs in the stables on a regular basis to prevent dirt, debris, and algae formation.
Consider storing feed bags inside containers such as aluminum bins to prevent hungry pests from infesting the stable. Proper management of your animals’ feed not only helps present pests but keeps the barn stable more neat and organized.
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