Wild hogs, or wild pigs, are a large species of pig common in the wild in certain parts of the United States. These creatures can weigh up to 700 lbs and their razor-sharp tusks can cause quite a bit of damage. If you are facing a wild hog problem in Wildlife X Team®, please call us at (855) WILDLIFE today for full-service wild hog removal and trapping!
Wild Hog Problems
- They are known to attack humans
- Carriers of diseases like e. Coli and brucellosis, which pets and humans can contract
- Stomped-down crops
Getting Rid of Wild Hogs
Wild hogs are game animals, and many people enjoy hunting them. Wild hog trapping and prevention are generally considered more effective, however, and we don't recommend DIY wild hog trapping — instead, call the professionals at Wildlife X Team®! We have many years of experience trapping these intelligent and dangerous creatures, so trust us to get wild hogs off your property for good! Call (855) WILDLIFE today!
More About Wild Hogs
- Also referred to as feral pigs, Wild hogs in Texas descended from introductions of European wild hogs for sporting purposes, and from escaped domestic swine that have established feral populations. European wild hogs have several distinguishing characteristics that set them apart from domestic or feral hogs. European wild hogs and feral hogs interbreed readily, with traits of European wild hogs apparently being dominant.
- Feral pigs have established sizeable, free-ranging populations in various places on the Rio Grande and Coastal Plains, as well as the wooded country of eastern Texas.
- Good feral hog habitat in timbered areas consists of diverse forests with some openings. During hot summer months, “wallows,” or depressions dug in the mud by feral hogs, are much in evidence near marshes or standing water, such as along roadside ditches.
- On the Texas coast, feral pigs eat a variety of items, including fruits, mushrooms, invertebrates, and roots, depending on the season. Herbage eaten by feral pigs includes water hyssop, pennywort, frog fruit, spadeleaf, onion, and various grasses while important roots used for food include bulrush, cattail, flatsedges, and spikesedges.
- Feral pigs can have detectable influences on wildlife and plant communities as well as domestic crops and livestock. Feral pigs also compete, to some degree, with several species of wildlife for certain foods, particularly domestic crops and feed grains.
- Feral pigs generally breed year round; litters range from one to seven, averaging two per sow. An average of one to three suckling pigs usually accompanies brood sows. The heat period is only about 48 hours in duration and the average gestation period is 115 days.