Orlando Hog Trapping
Florida’s wild hogs (Sus scrofa) are an invasive, non-native species that can be found in all of the state’s 67 counties. They usually travel in family packs and eat a variety of plants and small animals. Average adult males may reach 5 to 6 feet from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail and weigh up to 200+ pounds. Hogs have 4 continually growing, self-sharpening tusks (2 in the upper jaw and 2 in the lower jaw). These tusks rub against each other keeping them extremely sharp. All hogs possess a thick hide, an excellent sense of smell, and good hearing. In Florida, wild hogs breed year round. Most hogs are sexually mature at 6 months and can produce litters of 5 to 13 piglets twice a year. They have an average lifespan of 4 to 5 years. Hogs have adapted to a variety of habitats in Florida, from flat woods, coastal areas, agricultural lands, and now, with their numbers growing, even developed in residential communities. This makes removing hogs necessary. Our removal specialists in Orlando can help.
Nuisance Feral Hog Concerns
Wild pig damage is often caused at night when the animals are most active. If you see any signs of rooting, rubbing, wallowing, tracks, or trails on your property, you may be the host to a wild hog population. We understand that discovering hog activity on your property is an inconvenient, costly, and even scary experience and that most people would rather prevent the hogs from ever occupying the property in the first place. This is why Nuisance Wildlife Marshals are committed to helping each and every one of our valued customers treat and maintain control over any feral hog issues they may be experiencing.
It is estimated that wild hogs in the U.S. cause more than 1.5 billion dollars in damage each year, 56 million of that damage occurring in Florida. Wild hog packs that go unnoticed or untreated are more expensive and dangerous to remove and control than those that are uncovered and dealt with quickly. Here are a few costly problems that can arise from unchecked hog populations that all of our Orlando customers should be aware of.
Property Damage by Boars
Feral hog’s rooting and wallowing activities can cause extensive property damage and erosion. Wild pigs are omnivorous, opportunistic feeders who will eat, trample, and destroy field crops such as corn, wheat, hay, pastures, and melons. Not to mention the complete destruction hogs can bring to a resident’s lawn and personal garden.
Dangers to people & pets
Did you know that feral hogs are the most dangerous exotic animals in Florida? Hogs have been rated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to be a bigger threat to both the environment and people of Florida than even the python. Hogs are not only destructive but extremely aggressive and have been known to attack humans unprovoked. This means that the presence of wild hogs on your property is a very dangerous and serious situation that puts everyone in the area at risk, especially small children, and pets.
There is a wide range of bacteria and diseases found in wild hogs that are easily transmitted to humans, dogs, livestock and other domesticated animals. These diseases include, but are not limited to, swine brucellosis, pseudorabies, and harmful parasitic diseases. Their wallowing activities have also been known to contaminate water supplies and impact water quality. Eradication is needed to ensure safety.