The. Gnats. Are. Bad.

2 06 2019


Moisture + warm weather + spring in Disappointment Valley = the dreaded gnats are out. The wind helps … some. When the wind drops at the end of the day, well, then it doesn’t help at all (!).

If you’re a wild horse, that means you go for a mud bath. I’m not sure it helps much, by the near-continuous head shaking and tail swishing.

If you’re a human, may I recommend a head net? If you can stand the buzzing and watching the buggers crawl across the netting – and the impaired vision – it’s worth it. I haven’t found or heard of any bug spray that works against the gnats.



4 responses

2 06 2019
Sue Story

The gnats. Relentless and insatiable. You and the mustangs keep “covered,” TJ!

2 06 2019

I told the horses that I wished I could give them all fly masks. They, of course, had no idea what I was talking about. … I put masks on my own Quarter Horses in the summer, but the wild ones have to deal with the craziness. I don’t know how they do it, other than take spa baths and face the wind. 🙂

2 06 2019

From veterinarian Gigi in Georgia:

No natz from Georgia…works great though Georgia gnats don’t bite like the no see ums out there (having lived in Santa Fe for 20 yrs with welts to prove!) chemical free and smells good.

Worth a try

Gigi Gaulin

Thanks, Gigi!

7 06 2019

Oh gnats!

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