Wild Hog Removal Lakewood Ranch

Wild Hog Removal in Lakewood Ranch

Do you have damage in your yard that looks like something has uprooted the vegetation and moved it aside? It’s possible that you have wild pig damage and need a trained professional to come out and trap it to prevent further damage and costs!

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Front yard area of home where grass is uprooted and the soil is exposed.

For more information and a FREE INSPECTION/ESTIMATE call us at 1-866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103. We are experts at wild hog, and feral pig removal in Lakewood Ranch and surrounding areas. Thank you for supporting a local, family owned business.

What are wild hogs exactly and where do they come from?

The wild hog (Sus scrofa), is also called a wild pig, wild boar or feral pig, and is not a Florida native. Many think that it was introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando Desoto as far back as 1539. However most agree that they were introduced by some Europeans and are considered an exotic species. In the state of Florida, wild hogs exist in all 67 counties. They can get as large as 150 lbs and grow to 5-6 feet long. They will move alone or in groups of relatives as in a small family.

What do wild hogs eat?

A feral pig is omnivores… eating all types of foods, both animal and plant life. They are know to eat by rooting around with their broad snouts. You will recognize that they have been in the area by the fact that they soil has been uncovered and disturbed, and the plant material, be it grass or other vegetation appears to have been plowed up.

The Damages

Like many wild animals, wild hogs can carry diseases that can be spread to humans, domestic animals, and wildlife. When hogs root below the surface for food, it destabilizes the soil surface, whic can lead to erosion and exotic plants then come in and take over. This weakens the native plants and damages lawns, roads, recreation areas and even structure. When wild pigs wallow, tis impacts small ponds and stream banks making the water fallow and declines in quality.

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Two wild boars in a grassy area. One is rust and the other is brown.

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For more information and a FREE INSPECTION/ESTIMATE call us at 1-866-263-WILD or 941-729-2103. We are experts at wild hog, and feral pig removal in Lakewood Ranch and surrounding areas. Thank you for supporting a local, family owned business.

 

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