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Feral Hog Control: How to Get Rid Of Feral Hogs

This page contains general Feral/Wild Hog Control information. Wild Hogs can be controlled by using the methods and products suggested. We guarantee complete control of Feral Hogs if you follow this guideline and use the recommended products. Wild Hogs are extremely dangerous and should be avoided. Invasive species, Feral Hogs have become a problem in recent years. They cause significant damage to the country ($1.5 billion per year). It’s quite possible that these pests will invade your home and cause damage to your crops or turf. Feral Hogs can be wild animals that require food, shelter, water, and protection. This can often mean crossing over to farms, fields, or crops. They may trample or uproot crops, springs and creeks and often this means that they will cross over to homes and businesses within close proximity of humans, livestock, or watering sources. Although they are called “wild” hogs due to their intelligence, feral hogs can adapt to almost any climate and condition. Their breeding is prolific, which has led to a large increase in their numbers. They can also cause severe damage to the land they roam on. The wild hogs are so destructive to any land they take up, and their numbers have exploded to unmanageable levels that landowners across different states have been able to eradicate them in whatever manner they choose. This guide will help you if you find Feral Hogs in your yard. This guide will help you get rid of feral hogs permanently.

Identification

Before you can treat, you must ensure that you are dealing with Feral or Wild Hogs. It is possible to misidentify a pet and end up using the wrong treatment method, which can result in wasted time and money. Feral Hogs can be easily identified. These are their common traits.

  • Feral hogs can be an invasive species. They can grow up to 36 inches in length and weigh between 100 and 400 pounds, depending on their weight.
  • Their four tusks don’t stop growing and can vary in color from one hog to the next.
  • They have tails and their bodies are covered in grizzly hairs.
  • The color of young Feral Hogs is reddish-black.

To correctly identify Feral Hogs on property, use the description and image above. Contact us if you’re not sure. We will help you identify the Feral Hogs on your property.

Inspection

After you confirm that Feral Hogs are being dealt with, you can move on to inspection. This phase will help you to identify areas where Feral Pigs have been found. This will allow you to identify the areas that need to be treated for removal.

Where to Inspect

You should inspect your property, especially in areas near water sources like rivers and creeks. Wild hogs love to play in muddy areas on your property. You should also inspect crops and fields near livestock. Particularly inspect trees that produce fruits or nuts.

What to Look for

You should be looking for signs that Feral Hog activity is occurring. You should look for signs such as their droppings or scat, a trail they make and signs that they are rubbing on trees. It is now time to start treatment.

Treatment

Once Feral Hog activity has been confirmed, it’s time to start treatment. Be sure to read and follow all instructions for application.

Step 1: Wild Hog Scram for Outdoor Treatment

Begin treatment outdoors. Hog Scram is the only product you will need. Hog Scram is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic product you can use to repel Wild Hogs from your property. This product is safe to use in your home, on farms, or commercial buildings. You will need a Rotary Spreader to use this product. Use one pound for every 600 square feet. You should apply in areas where Wild Hog activity has been observed or Feral Hog activity has been detected. Coverage should be extended by approximately 30 feet around the area that has been damaged. Use the scoop included with the product to cover entire areas for crops, gardens, and fields.

Step 2: Live traps can be used to catch wild hogs

Trapping Feral Hogs that are persistent is an option. We recommend using Live Traps. Set up the trap in an area where the Hog is active. The trigger should be set up and the trap should be monitored for the next few days. Soon, the Feral Hogs will be captured. You can then dispose of them to animal control.

Prevention

After treating the area or removing the Feral Hogs from your property, it is important to ensure that they do not return. Preventative measures can be taken in the following ways.

  • Begin by building fences around crops, vegetables, or gardens. Metal mesh wiring, often called Swine or Hog Panels, and should be used to build fences around your crops and vegetables. Fences that are taller than 34 inches can be acceptable.
  • Apply Hog Scram to repel Hogs from your area.
  • Make sure your yard is free of any litter or debris that could attract wild hogs.

How to Get Rid Of Wild Hogs

We recommend trapping wild hogs with the Live Trap or using Hog Scram to get rid of them.

Preventing Wild Hog Reinvasion

Protect your property from wild hog invasions and build protective feral pig fence.

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