The turkey has been the center piece for Thanksgiving dinners since the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Natives ate it for Thanksgiving back in 1621. Which is why, families all across our beautiful country consume this bird every third Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is one day out of the year we show we’re grateful for our family and other graces. We dine on plentiful banquets which might involve cranberry sauce, stuffing, corn, rolls, pies, and so on. But the main dish is the turkey.

American turkey producers have grown 270 million turkeys; which will amount to the five billion pounds of turkey Americans will consume on this festivity. That’s seriously a great deal of turkey!

Even though Americans in Corpus Christi love to eat turkey for Thanksgiving, turkeys have quite the spread of pests on their table, also. Now turkey’s bred on farms are normally raised to consume corn and seeds, there is the wild turkey that likes to eat bugs and other critters in order to get their protein. Folks have even thought about using turkeys for scorpion control. (Well there you have it, would you prefer to deal with bird poop or critters? Give Bulwark Exterminating a call in Corpus Christi so we can discuss your bug problem.)

Now earlier I communicated that turkeys have a menu of preferred pests. What do you think their menu looks like? I expect it looks like the this:

Hors D’oeuvre

Escargot and garlic herb butter with a side of Leopard Snail

Salad Course
American Dogwood salad topped with North American Millipedes
Main Dish
A large assortment of fresh grasshoppers, field crickets and black carpenter ants. Also served with a side of wolf spiders garnished with dandelions.
A yummy earthworm mud pie with a dash of chiggers.
To view Bulwark’s full list of turkey meals, check it out here.

Tis the season to be busy, and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. And Bulwark pest control, would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! So take some time to relax, watch some gridiron and spend it with your folks. Before you realize it the Tryptophan will kick in and you’ll be snoozing.