Pack goats and mosquitoes

Discussion in 'Pack and Working Goats' started by gretchbr, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. gretchbr

    gretchbr New Member

    Jul 23, 2012
    Looking toward our packing trip on the Oregon PCT, I'm wondering how those of you who have goats in mosquito country protect them. We'll be walking through alpine lake country and I KNOW there will be lots of mosquitoes. My husband and I can spray our clothes and use DEET and whatever, but how to we protect Tripp?

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  2. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    There are some horse fly sprays that also are supposed to deter mosquitos. I don't pack but my vet has recommended the one in the purple bottle to me before.

  3. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    I use CyLence pour on. It will last the whole trip and also keeps off the ticks and deer flies.
  4. Talron

    Talron New Member

    Nov 17, 2013
    North Carolina
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    If you can get him to drink Apple Cider vinegar that help prevent bites.
  6. simeo

    simeo Member

    Aug 3, 2013
    I'll +1 the ACV. We mix it in our goats water.

    I never really thought of mosquitoes being a problem for the goats... but I know flies are a pain. We make a homemade fly spray from peppermint oil, dish detergent, ACV, and water. You could find plenty of examples of it as "homemade horse fly spray". We were doubtful at first but flies HATE IT. Add some lemongrass and you'll probably add to mosquito repellent. ;)
  7. TOU

    TOU Member

    Aug 18, 2013
    Interesting posts...thank you.