absolutely worthless creature contributes nothing to the ecosystem other than being snacks for chickens. Posted on April 24, 2023 by Anonymous absolutely worthless creature contributes nothing to the ecosystem other than being snacks for chickens.
>check my cat every time it comes back inside find nothing
>an hour later there's one crawling up my shirt
>contributes nothing to the ecosystem
oh boy you're absolutely retarded
ever heard about population control? culling of the weakest?
why do people constantly talk shit about spiders when these are the arachnids they should be worrying about
chickens find and eat ticks?
Depends if the individual chicken has learned to forage and/or has decent instincts for it. Ticks tend to hang out right around beak height and are attracted to heat and carbon dioxide, making the tick even easier to notice. A hand-raised chicken is less likely to figure out ticks are food, though dry ice is a tick super-magnet if you want to trap some ticks to train your birds with.
Most ground-nesting birds love ticks, but they tend to get shafted hard by habitat loss and overabundant cats.
just was wondering whether this is the explanation why no one, including our dog and cat, ever got ticks despite our village having been essentially a dense forest of all sorts of trees with the occasional road or house. free-range chickens raised by free range chickens roaming everywhere could have kept it clean.
Absolutely, though they’re unlikely to be the sole factor controlling the ticks. You likely have native birds as well as other insectivores like shrews that eat up the adult ticks. The tiny tick larvae and nymphs (like around a millimeter in size) are hunted by stuff like beetles, spiders, ants, nematodes, etc.
>worthless even doe it transmits diseases which give more money to the medical industry
ticks work for the garden gnomes
The most worthless are bedbugs. Do they benefit anything at all?
There's a few things like house centipedes that eat them but that alone isn't enough to kill an infestation unless you give zero fucks and feel like smashing an ant farm and even that isn't guaranteed.
bedbugs don't give you lymedisease or rocky mountain fever
id rather get the plague before throwing my whole home away
They're worse than both of those.
ticks don't cause $10K - $50K worth of de-infestation and renovation. I'll risk getting Avril Lavigne's Disease over rebuilding the fucking house.
I genuinely love most insects and arachnids, but Ticks and Bedbugs are both in the sparsely-populated Useless & Genocidable Parasites tier. They're in the same category as pedos, totalitarian government officials, and mass murderers, and like them all deserve unconditional extermination with no hesitation, regret, nor remorse
I mean, you fall into that definition by nature of getting rid of those first two groups, so idk if that one should be on the list. While its never the preferred option, sometimes genocide really is the only way.
I'm speaking generally, of course.
The tick fears the tick hook.
>do what you must I've already won
all the good and beautiful on this planet apparently really has to get balanced out by some things