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New Weapon Fights Flies in the Stable

Horse Health Press Release

Farnam Horse Products Introduces EZ TrapTM Insecticide-Free Fly Trap -- PHOENIX, Ariz. –- (April 26, 2004) Flies and mosquitoes do more than simply harass horses and owners—the insects’ bites are painful and often carry diseases. Houseflies can harbor more than 100 different species of pathogenic organisms and are responsible for as many as 65 human and animal diseases. So, what are the best methods of control?

Control techniques can be divided into three broad categories or zones: on-animal, in the stable, and outdoor areas. Farnam Horse Products has developed a new weapon ideal for fighting flies in “Zone 2,” or the stable--the EZ Trap™ Insecticide-Free Fly Trap. The innovative design offers a high-volume trapping surface, more than three times larger than traditional sticky fly traps, at an economical price.

“EZ Trap is versatile and has a large volume trapping capacity so it catches more flies in the area without inviting more in—and doesn’t stink-up the barn,” said Liz Bishop, marketing manager for Farnam’s fly control products. “Jug attractant traps are excellent for perimeter or outdoor areas. When placed in correct locales, they draw flies away from horses. They serve an effective purpose when used in conjunction with on-animal and stable fly control products.”

Many horse owners make the mistake of placing these jug traps with attractant next to their horses’ stalls with the intention of trapping the flies already in the area, Bishop added.

“This tactic actually brings more flies to the area because the attractant is placed in the wrong spot. The trick is to use both EZ Trap and jug traps together as part of a comprehensive fly control program—but to make sure that they are placed where they are most effective,” she said.

EZ Trap provides complete versatility of use -- hang it up, stand it up, or “gang” several traps together in high infestation areas for improved efficiency. The insecticide-free, adhesive surface is rain-proof and never dries out—allowing it to continuously trap flies and other flying insects both inside and out.

Insects have always thrived where horses and manure exist. Adding an insecticide-free method of trapping flies to your overall fly control program will maximize protection. Plus, EZ Trap works around stables, as well as in kennels, gardens, patios, pool areas and homes.

In addition to flies, the EZ Trap also attracts and traps other flying insects such as aphids, whiteflies, leafhoppers and many more.

For more information about Farnam insect traps or other horse products, in the United States call toll free at (800) 234-2269 or direct at (602) 285-1660, or go to on the Internet. Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc., is a privately held company and a leader in the animal health products industry.

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