How to Get Rid of Wild Hogs
Hogs are running wild in the United States more than ever before. While these feral pigs may be fun to observe from afar, they can cause significant damage to your property and pose a dangerous threat to humans’ safety and well-being.
There are around six million wild hogs in at least 35 U.S. states. They can grow to be more than five feet long and weigh more than 500 pounds.
These large creatures are known to destroy crops, prey on endangered species, spread diseases, and even attack humans. To avoid damage and danger, it is important to keep wild hogs away from your home, property, and family.
Wild Hogs or Destructive Invaders?
Wild hogs are known to cause detrimental damage to properties across the U.S. They are in constant search for food, shelter, and water. To find these essentials they will often cross over farms, crops, and fields.
Wild hogs will damage crops and fields with their feeding, rooting, trampling, and wallowing behavior. It is reported that feral pigs are responsible for up to $1.5 billion in damage to crops each year in the U.S.
As wild hogs cross over homes and businesses they are in close proximity to humans, livestock, or watering facilities. They can cause harm through aggression or spreading disease.
Wild hogs can carry a number of infectious illnesses including toxoplasmosis, tularemia, swine flu, hepatitis E, leptospirosis, and more.
Getting Rid of Wild Hogs
There are a few different tactics that can be effective in preventing wild hogs, boars, swine, pigs—or whatever name you use off your property and away from your livestock and family.
Wild hogs are game animals, and many people enjoy hunting them. It is important to look into your state guidelines and regulations before using this method.
A better and more effective method is wild hog trapping and prevention. We don’t recommend DIY wild hog trapping.
Wild hogs are very intelligent and dangerous, requiring strategic and professional trapping techniques. Call the professionals at Wildlife X Team®! We have many years of experience trapping these dangerous creatures.
Once wild hogs are safely removed from your property it is important to take measures to prevent them from coming back.
One simple option is to keep your yard clear of litter and debris that may attract wild hogs.
Another option is to build fences around your crops, vegetables, and gardens. Since wild hogs are intelligent, it is important to build sturdy tall fences with a metal mesh wiring to keep them from entering your space.