This is actually where we started our research on treating Biting Midge fly.
It is the sheer number of bites a horse receives that causes Culicoides Hypersensitivity – Queensland Itch. When there are less biting insects and your horse isn’t being bombarded it doesn’t have the same impact.
For example, you probably see your horses condition improve during winter months when there are less biting midge around.
Queensland Itch can cause incredible amounts of stress in our equine friends, and have considerable effect on the animal’s physical condition and disposition. But when we stop the biting midges, we see a vast improvement in their overall presentation.
You can continue to use any, or all, of the treatments you are currently using, should you feel the need to. In the past we have had horse owners who continued to use their established treatments, and those who just removed all other treatments altogether. In both cases, they have seen significant improvement in the condition of their horses.
This is a little more complicated than treating a garden so if you are interested in using Hypos to treat Queensland Itch at your place, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
BanItch is the use of soil dwelling predatory mites that are used to treat the eggs and larval stages of biting midges or sandflies. It is a property management tool that helps in significantly reducing the number of these nuisance biting pests in your gardens and lawns. If biting midges or sandflies are a problem for you head over to our dedicated BanItch section.