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Farnam Wants to Help Keep You Fly Free This Year

Fly Control

Summer is on its way, bringing with it the anticipated horde of annoying flies, mosquitoes and other insects. These unwanted pests do more than simply harass horses, and their owners — the bite from these insects can be painful and can carry a variety of diseases.

To assist horse owners in dealing with this recurring problem, Farnam Horse Products is offering a free Fly Control Management Guide to provide horse owners with practical tips on controlling flies and other insects to protect the health and happiness of your horses. This handy guide explains how optimum fly control results can be achieved if owners implement a three-pronged approach.

“This comprehensive plan includes suggestions for controlling insects on your horse, in your barn and in outdoor areas,” said Martha Lefebvre, marketing manager for Farnam Horse Products. “Since no single fly control product can solve the annual attack, Farnam provides a full arsenal of fly control products to assist in the battle against these insects.”

The Fly Control Management Guide is available at local horse product dealers and can be downloaded on our website; visit Also be sure to check the website for valuable coupons for the most popular fly control brands.

Farnam offers a wide range of products to achieve the goal of controlling flies and other insects on your horse, in the barn and in outdoor areas. On-animal products for your horses include fly masks such as SuperMask® II which is available with or without ears. They come in a variety of sizes with the double-latch closure to keep masks twice as secure as ever before. Farnam also offers a variety of fly spray formulas to achieve your fly control needs; from the popular Bronco® Equine Fly Spray Plus Citronella Scent, a water-based, ready-to-use pyrethrin and permethrin formula that is economic and effective, to the Endure® Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray for Horses and its counterpart for sensitive areas Endure® Roll-On for Horses. Endure® has become a very popular fly control product for horses – not only because it is effective as a repellent, but because it is resistant to sweat. Endure® was honored as an Editor’s Choice by the Horse Journal, May 2008. For those interested in “natural” products Equisect™ Fly Repellent, organically derived from chrysanthemum flowers, is the only equine fly spray approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute and is also approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Farnam also offers insecticidal/repellent spot-ons such as Equi-Spot®, lotions such as Repel-X® Lotion and ointments such as Swat® Fly Repellent Ointment for Wounds and Sores.

Fly control in the barn eliminates adult flies and prevents them from breeding. Flies breed in manure and other moist, decaying organic matter, so it’s important to keep the barn as clean as possible. Indoor premise controls for the barn area include insecticide-free traps such as EZ Trap® or Bite Free™ Stable Fly Trap, sticky traps such as Fly Stik™ or Fly Stik™ Jr. and feed-thru fly control products such as SimpliFly® with LarvaStop™* feed-thru fly control which is proven to reduce fly populations by 97 to 100 percent** by breaking the fly life cycle and preventing the formation of fly larvae’s exoskeletons when they molt (resulting in their death).

Outdoor fly control helps reduce fly populations before they come into the barn and irritate your horse. By keeping outdoor areas clean and free of manure, owners eliminate fly breeding grounds and help keep fly populations down. Outdoor products placed on the perimeter of the property, such as Trap ‘n Toss™ or Fly Terminator® Pro, contain a fly attractant to draw flies away from the barn.

Farnam Fly Control products are the official fly control products of the American Quarter Horse Association and United States Equestrian Federation.

Over the past six decades, Farnam Companies, Inc., has grown to one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry and has become one of the largest marketers of equine products in the country. No one knows horses better than Farnam. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam’s Horse Products serve both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment, leather care supplies, plus feed and nutritional supplements. For information about Farnam Horse Products, in the U.S. call toll free at (800) 234-2269 or visit

Farnam – Your Partner In Horse Care

*Contains Dimilin® diflubenzuron manufactured by an affiliate of Crompton Sales Company, Inc. Dimilin is a registered trademark of Chemtura Corporation.

**97-100% effective for inhibiting the development of adult house flies and stable flies in the manure of treated horses.