This thread took off! Lol
I've decided against the fish. To reply to a Previous poster, dumping and scrubbing definitely is hard work and time consuming when you have as many draft horses and troughs as I have to take care of..... and only ONE horse and trough is mine. Certain people just don't like to lend a hand and be responsible for their own horses. ANYWHO! Lol
Mosquitos are BAD here. We're surrounded by farm land. Lots of water. I'm severely allergic to mosquitos. If I don't wear spray, I end up with a hundred-plus bites in one night.... AND they swell to the size of baseballs and turn into horrible bruises. (actually took sandpaper to my legs once, the itch was so impossible to endure).
So, I hate the things.
BUT, started thinking. I don't have my horse at home.... I board. In order for the mosquitos to go away, EVERYONE on the facility would have to protect their water from larvae. That'll never happen.
I've heard a lot lately about garlic. Feed your horses minced garlic or in pill form in grain and the mosquitos stay off your horses.... flies, too (among other beneficial things). It's worth a shot... Anyone do this?