We make our own hay for horses on 30 acres . We have a hay mite problem in...

Asked September 17, 2015, 9:18 AM EDT

We make our own hay for horses on 30 acres . We have a hay mite problem in our hay. How can we fix this problem

Medina County Ohio hay

1 Response

I have no direct answer, first time I’ve run across this question. A google search turns up what appears to be some decent info:

https://ucdaviscaes.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/is-your-hay-biting-you/

http://www.ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=11153

http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcmites.htm

In summary it seems there is not chemical treatment but colder weather will reduce populations to the point they are less bothersome.