To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, MGK’s animal health experts share some fun facts about turkeys, and we reflect on the past year and how far we’ve come thanks to your business and loyalty.

Fun Facts About Turkeys

Impress your friends and family with these at the Thanksgiving table:

  •  Turkeys (and chickens) have an affinity for the color green.
  •  Turkeys and chickens can’t swallow, they need gravity to ingest water — that’s why they lift their heads to drink.
  •  Turkeys and chickens can’t sweat, so they pant to decrease body temperature.
  • Turkey hens also grow beards, not just the toms (male turkeys).
  •  Wild turkeys roost in trees at night.
  • Only male turkeys gobble.
  •  Benjamin Franklin wanted the United States national bird to be the wild turkey, not the bald eagle.

Visit our poultry page to learn more about MGK’s industry-leading insect control solutions that help protect your birds against unwanted pests.

 A Year Filled with Gratitude

At MGK, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. Most importantly, we thank you. Without our valued customers, distributors and industry partners, we wouldn’t be the leading pesticide manufacturer that we are.

To the PMPs, producers and farmers who have continued working to protect health and property during a pandemic, to the distributors and publications who pivoted to virtual events and created new ways for us to connect, as well as our industry partners who have helped guide us into this “new normal,” you’ve helped us grow during a time when many businesses have suffered.

We’re especially grateful for our nonprofit partner, P.E.S.T. Relief International, who is helping families in need protect their homes from the impact of insects. Recently, the organization hosted an initiative bringing many partners together to serve over 100 refugee families. They were able to distribute 275 bags of REST that contained over 500 mattress encasements in various sizes and 360 cans of MGK-donated pest control product for these families to ensure their homes are healthy.

Above all, we are thankful for a return to in-person events! Earlier this month, we came together with many of you for PestWorld 2021. Our thanks to the National Pest Management Association  for hosting another amazing event, made even more special because it’s the first time we’ve been back together in two years!

Thank you for your continued support this year and we look forward to continuing to work with you next year.

From our family to yours, here’s wishing you a joyous and heartfelt holiday filled with your loved ones, an abundance of delicious food, and most importantly – gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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