Wild Hog Removal Services
A Typical Wild Hog Story
I got up this morning and went thru the usually ritual of turning on the coffee pot and walking out to get the newspaper. I opened the front door and walked down the drive as usual, I bent over to pick up the paper and out of the corner of my eye I noticed some disturbance to my lawn. I stood up and took a good look around
and was astonished. My front lawn looked like a roto-tiller had gone thru it. I didn’t know what to think!
After doing a little further investigating I noticed that my neighbor’s lawn had been “torn-up” as well. He happened to be outside surveying the damage as well. I shouted over to him “What do you think has caused this horrible mess?” He replied, “I was awoken last night by my dog barking out the front window and when I looked out I saw one large hog and four little hogs.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, I live in a gated community with over two hundred and fifty homes, how did the hogs get here?
Wildlife Trapper Hog Removal Services
Unfortunately, we hear this type of scenario all the time. Wild hogs have an excellent sense of smell and good hearing, but relatively poor vision. Millions of dollars are spent each year on the repairs to lawns, golf courses, agriculture fields, etc. from the damage caused by feral hogs.
Feral hogs are on the move this time of year due to the fact the acorns are dropping, grubs are prevalent, their Schultz are now mobile, and the weather is precise. With all of these key factors in place a “pack” of hogs can completely destroy a lawn overnight. Thus, making it look as though a roto-tiller has gone thru it.
Once a community has an issue with feral hogs the best solution to solving the problem is using baited live catch hog traps, especially when the animals are nocturnally active. Once the hogs have been trapped and removed it is a good time to survey the community and decide if there are any methods for future prevention against a reinvasion of the animals.
This can be done by talking with the landscape crew and getting a plan in motion to treat the lawns, golf course etc, keeping the acorns and other seedlings picked up offthe ground, and possibly even discussing the option of fencing the perimeter of the community, especially in the preserve areas, so they will not be able to gain access to the community. Remember, they were here before us, we built around them so… where else do they have to go?
Homeowners do not understand that just because they live in a developed community that does not mean they do not have to deal with unwanted wildlife. Ninety percent of the calls that come in are from developed urban communities, not rural land. Feral hogs resemble domestic hogs, but are usually leaner with different behaviors to survive in the wild, according to researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural.