Or you could just ask Marty. She advocates keeping pastures and grass well trimed just because bugs live in it.
HEHE Vic, well sorta: We get fleas and ticks in the backyard really really bad, usually around June and July. They get so bad in fact that when we go outside, to sit in the yard or barbeque our legs are covered and we have to brush them off before going back into the house. So we do keep the lawns mowed down short short there. We used to treat the yard but guess we forgot these last couple of years.
Pastures we do keep mowed down, which does help with a lot of those swarming things we get up here that live on the grass tops in June/July and bite bad usually after a lot of rains, forget what they are called now, but we don't mow the fields really short like the yard.
Oh back to the hay, I usually break out in a rash but never got what Sandy is describing but my son Dan did. One time I found body parts of a ground hog or something in it. That was so gross. I died.
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