Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
I agree that they are usefull to have in the barn, but they give me the MAJOR creeps. If you want fewer spiders, you need less flies. A clean well ventilated barn has fewer bugs. I scrub our buckets every day with soap and water, keep feed in tight containers, sweep thoroughly, put down a mild and animal friendly disinfectant on the floor to keep dust down and help to discourage flies. I knock down any webs under a certain height ( me with the broom above my head) daily. It sounds like a lot, but it works and becomes part of your routine.
Plus, folks will notice what a lovely clean barn you eep, and your horse is sure to appreciate it too!
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork