What Does Wild Hog Scat Look Like?
In addition to tracks, holes caused by rooting, and wallows in yards, one of the most prevalent indications of a wild hog problem is the pests' droppings. Wild hog scat measures from three to nine inches long and about one to two inches thick. The droppings are irregularly shaped, and feral pigs deposit them in small piles. The color varies from tan to black depending on diet.
Hazards of Wild Hog Feces
Wild hog scat on properties can be disagreeable for residents. Not only does it smell terrible and indicate that the pests are living nearby, but it may also pollute food and water. Droppings from these animals carry myriad diseases, including some that may spread to humans. E. coli bacteria and swine brucellosis are some of the main pathogens residents may contract from wild hog scat. Infection usually occurs through coming in contact with contaminated items or water. If you suspect a wild hog has taken residence on your property, Contact Us for professional removal!
Getting Rid of Wild Hogs
Because of the amount of damage they create and the illnesses wild hog droppings can carry, prompt removal of feral pigs is imperative. Setting traps is a common method to get rid of the pests. However, wild hogs are intelligent animals. Improperly set traps may be ineffective. Contact the team at Critter Control of Grand Rapids for help with controlling these pests. An experienced technician will work with residents to prevent the damage and problems associated with wild hog poop.