The Facts: Feral Hogs
With the feral hog population on the rise, it is best to educate ourselves on these non-native animals. Learn the facts about wild hogs so you can better understand their behaviors.
Fact #1- Competition:
Feral hogs are damaging to the native species' by competing with their habitat and food sources.
Fact #2 - Parasites:
Hogs can harbor many parasites, which can cause harm to the livestock industry.
Fact #3 - Mass Reproduction:
Sows are reproductive with 8-10 months and can give birth to two litters per year and are capable of having 10 -12 piglets per litter.
Fact #4 - Spreading Problem:
With an estimated 5 million-plus hogs in the nation and almost half coming from the state of Texas, there is no doubt the problem is only spreading.
Fact #5 - Non-native:
Feral hogs were first introduced to North America by Spanish settlers.
Fact #6 - Sounders:
The word sounder is often used to describe a group of pigs. Typically a sounder is a group of sows and their young. Boars tend to travel ahead of the group for breeding opportunities.
Fact #7 - Gestation:
The gestation period for hogs is about 115 days.
Fact #8 - Damages:
Hogs can cause a ton of damage from damaging sensitive ecosystems to ruining cash crops and landscapes.
The most effective and humane way to fight back against a growing hog population is cellular trapping. With the use of large enclosures and cellular monitored recon cameras, our team can remove an entire sounder in a single gate drop.
If you need help with your feral hog problem, then call Lone Star Trapping today, the hog removal experts!