lyle11 wrote:Based on a week in Wisconsin they appear pretty light this year. They were sparse last year too so that’s all right with me. I was listening to a scientist on the radio a couple years ago who studies ticks . He said that nothing eats them and, unlike a mosquito which is a nasty insect that carries disease but provides food for birds, bats, dragonflies, etc, there is no known benefit to ticks in the ecosystem.
Chickens and Guinea Fowl will eat ticks, but probably not in sufficient enough quantities to control their population.