Fly or insect control includes solutions to control pests in the barn as well as protecting your horse directly. Controlling flies and other insects is important not only because they are a nuisance to horse and rider, but they also can carry diseases and other parasites. There are fly traps or fly paper that can be hung around the barn to collect as many as possible. Some barns can install overhead automatic fly sprayers that deliver fly spray throughout the barn. To protect your horse, you can do as little or as much as you choose. The most common method is regular application of fly spray and/or fly repellent along with use of a fly mask to protect the horse's sensitive eyes. Horses that are sensitive to fly bites may need to wear fly sheets and fly boots as well. There is also feed-through fly control that prevents larva from hatching.