Wacky Pest Wednesday: Turkeys

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  Today join us, as we cover one of the tastiest of pests: the turkey.

Turkeys are a species native to the Americas, and have had a prominent role in American culture ever since the Europeans started to settle in the New World.  From the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth onward, turkeys have such a large role in the American tradition (hey, even our President has a special ceremony to pardon a turkey from being a Thanksgiving meal).  However, since turkeys are a native species, there is a chance that some wild turkeys may find their way onto your property.

Should a turkey wander onto your yard, don’t think it’s an easy dinner and reach for your rifle–you can get in serious trouble with the law for shooting a turkey in a residential neighborhood.  Instead, make some noise with some pots and pans for flash a light their way, as these easy-to-scare birds will fly at the first sign of trouble. Besides, having a wild turkey on your property will do little harm to your yard–in fact, they may help with the lawn as they love eating acorns.

Turkeys are fun creatures, and they sure make for a great holiday meal with those whom you love the most.  So, the next time you see a wild turkey wandering, sit back and enjoy the sight of this marvelous critter gobbling around, it’s definitely one that you won’t regret.

From all of us at Tri-County Pest Control, we wish you and your family and wonderful Thanksgiving!

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