According to Wild Birds Unlimited, an adult turkey is one of the most voracious tick predators around, and an individual may eat 200 or more of these little critters in a given day. The Tick Encounter Resource Center reported that many species of bird feast on parasites. With 7 million turkeys roaming suburban America and beyond, maybe humans and pets are receiving protection from an unlikely source?
Unfortunately, despite a turkey’s ability to gobble up ticks and other bugs, scientific study has found that a flock of passing birds is unlikely to significantly influence the number of ticks in a given backyard or plot of forest. Therefore, home owners should still invest in proper flea and tick control to keep children and pets protected from biting insects. Using Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Home Spray is an easy way to keep your yard safe from unwanted bugs.
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