Ticks are always a problem for horses out to pasture. Is it safe to spray the lawn care insect repellant on horse pastures?

Ticks, flies and other insects represent one of the most significant factors adversely affecting horses in this part of the country. Some insect control products that are applied to the surface of pastures are potential toxins for a grazing animal like a horse. If these products are used, it is best to keep horses off the pasture until rain has washed the insecticide off of the grass leaves. Better tick control techniques include topical repellants, regular inspection and grooming and the use of sheets and masks. The two most common places to find ticks are under the jaw and at the end of tail bone.