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Guinea Fowl – The Ultimate Tick Solution!

While for most people a bottle of Tick Proof will suffice for means of self-preservation and protection from the danger of ticks, there are other options available. Consider Guinea fowl, a spunky and active domesticated fowl that has been recently increasing in popularity.

Some individuals maintain Guinea fowl simply for their incredible functionality as a natural means of pest control. Wild guineas eat mainly insects and will eat huge amounts of them relentlessly without damaging garden vegetables or flowers (like chickens). Guineas also eat ticks. Guineas are possessed with a voracious appetite for all varieties of tick. A flock of guineas will absolutely decimate the entire tick population in their habitat. If you have guineas in your backyard or on your farm, you have a tick free environment.

Beyond their insect and arachnid (tick) controlling benefit, guineas will also eat slugs, attack rats and mice, and even go after snakes. Guineas also lay tasty eggs, just like chickens.

One potential drawback is the sound of the guineas. While generally quiet, guineas are sensitive to their environment and if something unusual occurs they will be quite vocal. While some consider this an annoyance others look at it as a positive, touting guineas as the watchdogs of the bird world, a 24-hour security system that never goes offline.

For those with heavily wooded properties, multiple large dogs getting bit a lot, scarring or extreme fear of ticks due to a friend or family member being stricken with a severe tick related disease or sickness, or just those with free time on their hands looking for a new hobby, a flock of guineas might be a relatively legitimate and fun tick and backyard pest control option.

Please familiarize yourself with all applicable local laws, rules, and regulations before purchasing domesticated fowl.

What did the guinea fowl do to the tick? “In-cin-vin cin”. That is guinea fowl for (eviscerate).