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Pest Patrol

Summer is dry, hot, and the perfect breeding ground for nasty bugs that drive us all completely mental. Now that I have three horses living with me, I refuse to let the barn or the horses become overrun by flies. However, that concept is easier said than done. This segment is about how I have slowly chipped away at the amount of flies in the barn. Below you will find the materials I use, a description of the horses, and a breakdown of the day! Feed: I feed four times a day. For convenience, the horses get fed half their hay in the morning with smaller meals throughout the day. I chose to do this in order to prevent large amounts of hay sitting for too long. Flies love to play in the feed tubs and in the hay itself. Smaller meals help to ensure a clean stall. Barn maintenance: Picking up poop as frequently as possible cuts down the flies significantly. No poop, no flies in my book. It’s a lot of work but, …