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PEST CONTROL, natural methods
« on: May 04, 2018, 10:13:36 PM »
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Tick Control: How a Flock of Chickens May Be Your Best Bet

Posted by Daphne Cybele

What is the most effective and natural tick control in your yard?
Tick control is important.

With tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Powassan virus, and the fact the tick population is growing and spreading annually in the United States (particularly in the Northeast and the Midwest), many people want to learn more about getting rid of ticks.

One way to control ticks is to let your chicken flock patrol your yard in search of pests and ticks. Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests your chickens are more than effective at tick and pest control.

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READ MORE: 7 Major Canine Tick-Borne Diseases   http://www.wideopenpets.com/7-major-canine-tick-borne-diseases/

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Re: PEST CONTROL, natural methods
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 10:24:36 PM »
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Anecdotal Evidence That Chickens Are Good at Controlling Ticks:
“After we began raising chickens, Suzanne reported that she was finding far fewer ticks on Sophie the pig,”
from Home to Roost: A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages by Bob Sheasley
“We’ve been happy to discover that since having our hens on our little homestead, we’ve enjoyed far fewer flies, mosquitoes, slugs, ticks, spiders, and maple bugs than in previous years.” Charley Cooke

“Since day 4 of having just our first chicken, we have never seen another tick in the backyard.” Alicia Barnes

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Check out this list of reader reports from Mother Earth News on fewer ticks after getting chickens

https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/pest-patrol-zmaz09jjzraw

 

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