Peacocks help control pests |

Peacocks help control pests

The villagers at Ananda should be thankful for the influx of peacocks. Since I acquired a small flock, my tick population has dropped to almost zero. Since Lyme disease seems almost endemic around here, anything to lower the population of ticks should be applauded.

We spend much money and time trying to eradicate mosquitoes, but more people are affected by tick-born diseases. Peacocks and guinea fowl are a cheap and efficient way of controlling bugs in your yard, with almost no need for supplemental food. Plus, they are gorgeous and graceful. The downside is, of course, some annoying noise, and poop on roofs or decks, if the birds are welcomed there. Rejoice that you are blessed with these fowl!

Heather Donesky

San Juan Ridge

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