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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2011, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Tick prevention?

Levi attracts ticks, like no ones business. No other horse is having an issue. I use fly spray (alternating brands, currently using Bronco) every other day usually. Regardless of what brand, I pick off a tick every few days.

What else can I do to help prevent ticks?! I hate the little buggers!!!!

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-17-2011, 07:51 AM
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I hate ticks too

I use apple cider vinegar/garlic internally and tea tree/lavender oil externally to control bities on my horses but nothing seems to deter ticks in the paddock from grabbing a ride on my mare. I look forward to replies on this too.

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I've heard that guinea fowl can work wonders for controlling ticks on a property. I am thinking of getting some next spring because the ticks on my land are horrible. I have no personal experience, just trusted recommendations.

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I've heard that guinea fowl can work wonders for controlling ticks on a property. I am thinking of getting some next spring because the ticks on my land are horrible. I have no personal experience, just trusted recommendations.
I've heard this as well. Unfortunately, I am at a boarding stable, so can't do that :(

Does anyone think a fly sheet would help deter ticks?

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I've heard this as well. Unfortunately, I am at a boarding stable, so can't do that :(

Does anyone think a fly sheet would help deter ticks?
Unfortunately, I would not imagine it would help much at all. The ticks are starting their journey by starting up the legs - by the time they get to where the sheet is at, they will be tucked up on the hair coat and likely crawl right on under the sheet staying close to the horse's body.
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Unfortunately, I would not imagine it would help much at all. The ticks are starting their journey by starting up the legs - by the time they get to where the sheet is at, they will be tucked up on the hair coat and likely crawl right on under the sheet staying close to the horse's body.
Thats what I was afraid of :(

I started sponging on fly spray on his face. And I hope that will help.

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post #7 of 9 Old 09-18-2011, 02:33 AM
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You can use garlic in some way. Ticks hate garlic and you could hang it in the stall and barn or something like that.



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Equispot seems to work for my horse.

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post #9 of 9 Old 09-19-2011, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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I have some in the tack box, and I'm going to give it a try. I used it on my lease horse for flies, but didn't have a tick problem.

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