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I received a request from a lady asking about what methods there were to control mosquitos and I thought I would share my findings here:
Thanks for the interesting idea, hadn’t thought much about the mosquitos as I tend to put repellent on as soon as I go outdoors.
I looked into it and came up with some options there is a interesting page on mossies which you can find at http://www.mosquitoworld.net/mosquito-control/trap-reviews/
All the suggestions seem rather pricey to me and since CO2 seems to be one of the things the mosquito hones in on I would imagine that a horse would put out far more CO2 than the machines would and therefore would be a more attractive target for them.
Saying that something that would work and be safe around horses is to put a couple of drops of oil on the top of all open water if this is possible. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and the oil prevents the lava from breathing yet would not be harmful to the horses.From what I found eliminating the breeding places seems to be the best form of control as they don’t appear to fly any great distance so that may be the best form of control.
As a repellent I have used is Cotex which has pine oil and pyrethrum in it and that seems to repel most things as well but you will need to reapply at least daily.
You can find more information on the Cotex here
Hope this helps