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Insect Pests of Horses in Missouri

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Robert D. Hall and Flernoy G. Jones
Department of Entomology

Horse flies, face flies, stable flies, bot flies and house flies irritate horses or can even cause serious diseases. This publication, through detailed written descriptions and color photos, describes these pests, how they multiply and how to prevent and eradicate them. Both mechanical and insecticidal control are discussed where applicable. A reference table allows readers quick information about insecticide trade names, formulations, how they are applied and the insects they control.


  • Biting midges
  • Black flies
  • Blister beetles
  • Cattle grubs
  • Deer flies
  • Horn flies
  • Insect control
  • Lice
  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks


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