Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Victoria, Australia
3 ways to keep ticks away.
Ticks carry Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, rocky mountain spotted fever and tick bite paralysis. Standard insect solutions rarely work on ticks, they do not only affect your horses health but your own.
how to prevent ticks:
1. Use specially made tick repellants on your horse.
2. If you prefer to hand-pick ticks, wear gloves. To remove a tick, grasp it as close to its host's skin as possible using fingers or forceps. Don't squeeze. Apply slow, steady, upward pressure until the tick comes away intact. Drop detached ticks into a jar of soapy water, then dispose of tick-laden liquid by burying it or flushing it down the toilet.
I think no.3 is a clever way to keep ticks away.
3. Keep a flock of Guinea fowl or free-range chickens. Feathered barnyard marauders consider ticks the pinnacle of haute cuisine--and you can dine on their eggs!
Remember to check you horse for ticks when your grooming, I hope this is helpful I would love to hear some feedback or ways you prevent ticks at your stable.