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How to keep away feral hogs

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For many, the concern of having a feral hog around their home seems kind of extreme. If you live in a suburban or urban setting, and even most rural settings you may find that there is no real reason to be fearful of a feral hog coming around your home. It does seem a bit far-fetched.

However, it can become more of a reality than you may have thought. According to biologists, the population feral hogs is rising at an astronomical rate, and it may not be long or these creatures are inhabiting areas where they were not known to have been found before. This means they can be in your front or back yard in no time causing you some real grief.

It is important to understand that these are incredibly aggressive animals. Not only are they large, but they are also quite fast, which makes them difficult to try to catch. It also means that they can build up quite a head of steam if they are intending to come charging at you. Clearly, they pose a huge risk to you, your family, and your pets. If it looks like there are these animals near your home, then here is how to keep away feral hogs from coming to your property.

The first place to start is by building a solid fence that is able to keep these animals out. If you build a fence that is at least 5 feet tall, it will deter the animal from being able to see into your yard, and if it is built sturdy enough it will be hard for it to try to knock it over. In addition, it may be likely that others around your property do not have a fence. What this means is that if it is difficult for the animal to get onto your property but not on to others, it will likely choose the pathway of least resistance.

You also want to make sure that you have left nothing outside that can be an enticement to draw the feral hogs onto your property. They need food and water to, and if you leave sources out there that will allow them to get a meal or some water then they may be inclined to come onto your land. You have to protect these areas.

One area that you will need to put a fence around for sure is if you have a garden or an area where you keep crops. This is one of the most common targets for feral hogs to visit. They see this as a great source of food for themselves, and will come onto any property to eat your corn, fruit, or other vegetables. If you put a very sturdy fence around your garden or crops then you deter them from being able to get access to hear. This can be a powerful tool in ensuring that they do not come onto your property.

Take the simplest of precautions and you can have the greatest of success.

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