Wild Hog Removal
Wild Hog Removal
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How big can a feral hog get?
Mature feral swine average between 100lbs and 150lbs. Under optimal conditions feral boar can reach sizes of over 700 lbs.
How long do wild pigs live?
The average life expectancy of wild pigs are 6-8 years.
Why do the feral hogs dig holes all over my yard?
Feral hogs dig and root holes in lawns and gardens searching for food. The wild hogs feed on roots and small insects like grubs and worms. They dig holes in your yard, mulch, garden, etc. to seek out their food source.
If I leave the wild hogs alone will they just go away?
No. Wild boar will travel up to 70,000 acres in search of food. If the wild pigs seem to be gone they could return and destroy a yard in very little time. The most effective way to get rid of the wild hogs is to trap and remove them off of the property. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. will trap wild hogs and can provide feral hog control.
How do I keep a feral hog from tearing up my lawn?
Once the feral hog is trapped and removed then wild hog control is needed to prevent more from destroying the lawn.
Why should I remove a feral hog?
Feral hogs are very destructive. The holes they dig and root in your grass to find their food can destroy a yard in very little time. They are omnivores eating both vegetables and animal matter. The wild hogs can eat small animals like livestock and pets. Feral hogs need to be trapped and removed to protect your property and pets.
I have pets. Will wild boar bite them?
Yes. Never let a pet chase after a wild boar. Wild boar are very dangerous and will bite and can use their tusks to pierce another animal.
Do feral swine carry diseases?
Yes, but most diseases are not a significant threat to humans. The main concern with feral swine diseases is to livestock and wild animals.
Will mothballs get rid of feral swine?
No. There are some repellants for feral swine that can help in preventing a feral swine from returning, but the only true way to get rid of them are by trapping.
I’ve seen baby pigs run through my yard. How many baby feral pigs can there be?
The average litter of a feral sow is between 4 and 6.
I found a hole under my fence. Is this from a feral hog?
Not necessarily. Small feral pigs can dig holes under fences, but so will other animals depending on the size of the hole. Raccoons, opossum, dogs, skunks, foxes and coyotes will dig larger holes and moles, voles and sometimes rats and mice will dig smaller holes.
Are wild hogs good to eat?
Yes. Wild hogs are common game for hunting. The meat on a feral hog is thought to be extremely tasty and much more lean than farm raised pork. The meat on an older wild boar may tougher and foul tasting if not properly prepared.
Is trapping wild hogs the only way to remove wild hogs?
There are multiple ways of removing wild hogs from a property. Shooting wild hogs is usually not allowed within city limits. Trapping feral hogs is the most effective way to remove wild hogs. We can use dogs to hunt any hogs that become trap shy.
I hear noises in the attic. Could it be a feral pig?
No. Feral pigs prefer living and feeding on the ground. Feral hogs do not climb therefore you will never find a feral hog in an attic. The noises in the attic could be from rats, mice, raccoons, opossum, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.
I live in a mobile home. Something made a big hole in my air conditioning duct work. Was it a wild pig?
It’s possible, but not likely. Opossum, raccoons, rats and squirrels are notorious for digging holes in a/c duct work.
What kind of bait can I use to attract wild boar?
Wild boar are omnivores and eat a wide variety of foods. They love acorns and domestic agricultural crops such as corn, rice, wheat and potatoes.
A wild boar died on my lawn. Do you remove dead pigs?
Yes. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. will remove any dead animal including wild animals, farm animals and pets. It is very important to remove a dead animal off of your property. Depending on the season, it could take a very long time for the smell of any dead animal to go away. In the summer, a dead animal can smell very strong for a few weeks and then start to get better. In the winter, the smell might not be as bad, but could last for months. In either case, it is important to get the dead animal removed professionally. The smell can be dangerous for someone with respiratory problems and any ecto-parasites that were living on the animal need to be exterminated. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. will remove the dead animal, exterminate the ecto-parasites and deodorize to reduce the smell.
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