Lori from Waterloo, Wi writes,
If used alone, is Nyguard safe to spray (where horses graze) in a pasture?
It has not been enough for me to treat the areas outside the pastures. Gnats, and mosquitos are bad, and in the grass, which is not terribly long but can't be cut as short as the lawn as I want to promote good grazing grass. I'd like some recommendations for natural control (IGR's and BTI if they would be safe for pasture). Essentria would be too costly long term. Thank you!
No, Nyguard IGR is not labeled to be used on pastures where animals graze.
For mosquitos and gnats, we would recommend focusing on the trees and/or water sources in the area. Do not spray the grazing area. Put BTI mosquito dunks in the water sources. Horses can still drink from these areas that have been treated with the mosquito dunks. For spraying, we would recommend using EcoVia. It is a natural product that can be sprayed on trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. It is not labeled to be sprayed on any type of grazing area. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Answer last updated on: 09/13/2014