Enhancing Equine Welfare: Proper Fly Control and the Exceptional Benefits of Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray by Draw It Out®


Flies are a persistent and bothersome nuisance for both humans and animals, and horses are no exception. These pesky insects not only cause annoyance and discomfort but also pose serious health risks to equines. Flies can transmit diseases, irritate sensitive areas, and even lead to behavioral issues in horses. Therefore, implementing effective fly control measures is crucial to maintaining equine welfare and ensuring their optimal health and performance. In this comprehensive article, we delve into the importance of proper fly control for horses and explore the exceptional benefits of Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray, a revolutionary product developed by Draw It Out®.

Importance of Fly Control for Horses

Flies are not just a nuisance; they can significantly impact the well-being of horses. These flying pests can transmit various diseases, such as equine infectious anemia, West Nile virus, and several types of parasitic infections. The consequences of these illnesses can range from mild discomfort to severe debilitation or even death in some cases. Therefore, it is essential to implement proper fly control measures to protect the health and welfare of our equine companions.

Furthermore, flies irritate horses' skin and sensitive areas, causing discomfort, restlessness, and potential injury due to excessive tail swishing or stamping. The constant annoyance and discomfort can also lead to behavioral issues, such as anxiety, stress, or aggression, hindering horses' overall well-being and performance. By effectively controlling flies, we can help create a conducive environment for horses, promoting their physical and mental well-being.

Integrated Fly Control Approach

To combat flies effectively, a comprehensive and integrated approach is recommended. This multifaceted strategy targets the entire life cycle of flies, from eggs to larvae and adult insects, to minimize their population and impact on horses. Let's explore the key components of an integrated fly control program:

Sanitation: Regularly removing manure, wet bedding, and decaying organic material from the barn, paddocks, and pastures is crucial. Flies use these areas as breeding grounds, so maintaining proper sanitation helps eliminate their reproduction sites.

Biological Control: Introducing fly predators, such as certain species of wasps and beetles, into the equine environment can be highly effective. These beneficial insects naturally prey on fly larvae, reducing their numbers and minimizing the fly population.

Physical Barriers: Employing physical barriers is an important aspect of fly control. The use of fly masks, sheets, and leg wraps can provide horses with protection against fly bites, particularly during peak fly activity periods. These barriers can significantly reduce the irritation caused by flies and promote a more comfortable environment for horses.

Environmental Modifications: Making certain modifications to the equine environment can help control flies. Installing fans and screens in barns improves air circulation and restricts fly entry, making the environment less appealing for these pests. Employing manure management techniques, such as composting or spreading lime, can also inhibit fly breeding.

Chemical Control: The use of fly repellents, insecticides, and larvicides approved for equine use can provide additional support in reducing fly populations. However, it is important to exercise caution when using chemical products. Carefully follow label instructions, choose products specifically formulated for horses, and consider the potential impact on both the animals and the environment.

Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray: An Exceptional Fly Control Solution

Among the various fly control products available, Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray by Draw It Out® stands out as a revolutionary solution designed specifically for equine fly control. Its unique formulation combines powerful natural ingredients with advanced technology to provide exceptional benefits for horses and their environment.

Effective Repellency: Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray harnesses the potent repellent properties of a proprietary blend of plant extracts and essential oils. These ingredients work synergistically to repel a wide range of flies, mosquitoes, gnats, and other bothersome insects, keeping horses protected and comfortable. The carefully selected combination of natural repellents targets the insects' sensory receptors, deterring them from landing on or biting the horses.

Extended Residual Effect: One of the significant advantages of Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray is its extended residual effect. Unlike many traditional fly sprays that provide only temporary relief, Citraquin® offers long-lasting protection. The formulation is designed to adhere to the horse's coat, ensuring continuous fly control for extended periods. This extended residual effect reduces the need for frequent reapplication, saving time and effort while maintaining optimal fly protection.

Environmental-Friendly Formulation: Draw It Out® takes pride in their commitment to environmental sustainability. Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray is formulated with non-toxic ingredients that are safe for horses, humans, and the ecosystem. By avoiding harmful chemicals, such as pyrethroids, Citraquin® ensures a responsible and eco-friendly approach to fly control. It is free from ingredients that could potentially harm the environment or have adverse effects on horses or humans.

Soothing and Conditioning Properties: Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray goes beyond fly control by incorporating ingredients known for their soothing and conditioning properties. The formulation contains natural components that help calm irritated skin, reduce itching, and support overall skin health. This additional benefit promotes the well-being of horses, particularly those with sensitive skin or existing skin conditions, ensuring they remain comfortable and content.


Proper fly control is paramount to maintaining equine welfare, health, and performance. By implementing an integrated approach and incorporating effective products like Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray by Draw It Out®, horse owners can significantly reduce fly populations, protect their equine companions from diseases and discomfort, and enhance their overall quality of life.

Remember, when it comes to fly control, prevention is key. By adopting proactive measures and investing in high-quality solutions, such as Citraquin® Environmental Defense Spray, we can create an environment where horses can thrive, free from the burdens of fly infestation. With proper fly control practices and the exceptional benefits of Citraquin®, we can ensure that our horses are protected, comfortable, and able to enjoy their lives to the fullest.

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