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The advance of invasive insects

The effects of climate change are already being felt in many areas. One of the less noticed consequences is the increased spread of invasive insect species. These insects not only threaten ecological diversity, but also have a direct impact on agriculture and animal husbandry. In this article we will look at the connection between the spread of invasive insects, climate change and their impact on horse husbandry.

Invasive insects and climate change

Climate change has a direct impact on the spread of invasive insects. The increase in average temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns allow these pests to spread to regions where they were not previously native. The warmer temperatures provide them with more favorable conditions for reproduction and survival. In addition, some insect species can reproduce more quickly due to climate change, which further facilitates their spread.

What does this mean for future horse husbandry?

Invasive insects can have a significant impact on horse husbandry. One example is the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). This species of mosquito has spread to many parts of the world in recent years. It is known for transmitting diseases such as the West Nile virus and dengue fever, which can also infect horses. Vaccination against the West Nile virus is now recommended in some parts of Germany. Ask your vet about this.

But there are also other pests that bring about changes in pasture farming.

Infestation with invasive insects can also lead to changes in pasture management. One example is the oak processionary moth, whose caterpillars can cause severe allergic reactions in horses. In regions where the oak processionary moth occurs, horse owners must take appropriate measures to protect their animals from contact with the caterpillars.

Hestakofi anti-mosquito spray - natural protection against invasive species without chemicals

Our Hestakofi anti-mosquito spray offers a small contribution in the fight against invasive species and does so in a completely natural way. Hestakofi anti-mosquito spray uses natural ingredients that gently keep mosquitoes, black flies, horseflies, flies and invasive species away. It contains a carefully selected combination of plant extracts and essential oils that are known for their repellent properties. These natural ingredients act as a natural barrier and keep the pests away without harming the environment.

Hestakofi's anti-mosquito spray is easy to use; thanks to a natural trick, it stays on the horse's coat for longer, depending on the animal's "sweating level".

All Hestakofi products are made from natural ingredients and do not contain any chemical active ingredients. They are 100% free of silicones, paraffins, phthalates, microplastics, mineral oil, parabens, PEGs and synthetic fragrances and dyes.

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