Animal Rangers Florida - Wild Hog Information

Animal Rangers, FL Wild Hog & Feral Pig Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
Animal Rangers, FL Wild Hog & Feral Pig Information - Florida Wildlife Control Services
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Wild hogs capture and wild hog animal control is a growing need in South Florida.  The wild hogs in South Florida are an ever
growing population.  There is an estimated population of about a million wild hogs in Florida.  Florida holds 1/6th of the entire
population of wild hogs in the US.

Wild hogs are not native to Florida.  They were brought over from Europe during colonial times, and have interbred with Eurasian
hogs to form the wild hog population we see today.  There are benefits to having a wild hog population.  They play a role in Florida’s
ecology – and provide a source of food for predators such as bears, alligators, bobcats, and coyotes.  Wild hogs are hunted for
sport and their meat, and are even served at restaurants.

Unfortunately, the wild hog population is dramatically increasing unchecked.  Female wild hogs can produce up to 20+ piglets per
year. They cause major damage to property, landscaping, and agriculture.  Wild hogs cause an estimated $3 million in damages each
year in Florida.  Wild hogs will eat or attempt to eat practically anything.  A single wild hog in a property can ruin all of the
landscaping and obliterate a garden.

Wild hogs are massive and can weigh up to 150 lbs.  They are potentially vicious animals that typically grow to the weight of an adult
human, can run 30 miles per hour, jump three feet high and climb out of traps with walls up to six feet high.  Although it’s not
common for a wild hog to attack a human, it has been known to happen, and if a wild hog is spotted in an area usually frequented by
household pets or children, a wild hog trapper or wild hog animal control specialist must be contacted immediately to humanely and
safely remove the wild hog from the property.

Feral hogs are a problem that cannot be ignored.  Feral hogs carry diseases including swine brucellosis, which can be transmitted
to humans.

Brucellosis - an infectious disease that can take hold in animals and humans.  This disease is caused by members of the Genus
Brucella.  Side effects of this disease in animals include reproductive organ malfunction and failure, resulting in infections and
abortion.  In humans, the disease may cause symptoms similar to severe flu, and may be the cause of meningitis or arthritis.

Pseudorabies is a viral disease in animals.  This disease goes after the central nervous system and can be fatal to many animal
types, including domesticated pets such as dogs and cats.  It is not related to rabies and it does not infect humans.

How do I identify a wild hog or wild boar?  The wild boar or hog has a compact body and large head.  The legs are short compared to
the rest of its body.  The coat is made up of stiff bristles, and the color varies quite a bit, from dark grey to black or brown.

Adult hogs can grow up to 40-80 inches in length, and weigh up to 200 lbs.  Approaching a wild boar or hog is not recommended,
and if one is spotted, you should call a wild boar trapper or wild hog animal control specialist as soon as possible.
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Toll Free: (800) 248-7264
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