Fly Control 101: Mosquitoes

Kassie Kreissler

Post written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

If you’ve been outside, then I’m sure you’ve been bitten by a mosquito a time or a dozen times.

These pesky insects not only cause skin irritation but spread serious diseases and viruses. Understanding their habits could help prevent bites and help in reducing the number around you, your animals and your property.

According to the EPA there are around 200 different species of mosquitoes in the US. Each have different habitats and behaviors but all share the same life cycle. Understand these and you can select the right pesticide to prevent them. Continue reading “Fly Control 101: Mosquitoes”

Fly Control 101: Fly Sprays and Repellants

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

There are many fly sprays and repellants, but have you ever wondered what ingredients you should be looking for in order to be most effective?

Durvet offers many fly control products, ranging from fly sprays to shampoos, containing a variation of Permethrin, Pyrethrin, and/or Citronella. Understanding what these actives are, and what are they’re doing for you, will help you control flies and other annoying insects for your animals and around your barn.

While Pyrethrin and Permethrin are in the same class (Pyrethroids), there are differences between the two. Let’s take a look at what each active ingredient means. Continue reading “Fly Control 101: Fly Sprays and Repellants”

Fly Control 101: Barn and Land Management Tactics

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

Flies! Flies! Flies!

Everyone struggles with these pesky insects, causing frustration not only to us but also to our beloved animals.

House flies may not bite but are major carriers of disease and a cause for concern. Every horse and every owner know the distinct sound of horse flies or deer flies putting everyone on edge. Creating a plan of action before a swarm of flies appears will keep everyone happy this summer. Continue reading “Fly Control 101: Barn and Land Management Tactics”

The Senior Horse Has a Lot to Offer

Kerry GlakelerPost written by Kerry Glakeler, Brand Manager at Durvet, Inc.

Here’s something to think about…

Middle age for humans begins at about 45. Middle age for your horse begins at around 15, with a life expectancy of about 30.

Along the way, the inevitable signposts of aging begin appearing, including weight loss, a somewhat swayed back, reduced muscle around the withers and haunches, and a slightly unkempt or dull coat. These clues coupled with lower energy, graying on the muzzle, and sunken areas above the eye-sockets signal senior status. Continue reading “The Senior Horse Has a Lot to Offer”

It’s Time to Prepare Your Horses for Winter…By Kassie Kreissler

Kassie KreisslerPost written by Kassie Kreissler, Marketing Specialist | Event Coordinator | Social Media Expert | Live Music Supporter | Rancher | Horse Trainer

It’s getting to be that time of the year – less daylight hours and more hair starting to grow on  your horse’s coat.

That means it’s time to prepare for Old Man Winter. Use the tips below to help protect you, your horse, barn, and trailer from sleet, snow, mud and the bitter cold that winter brings with it. Continue reading “It’s Time to Prepare Your Horses for Winter…By Kassie Kreissler”