Bergen County Wildlife and Animal Removal

How to Trap Feral Hogs

Feral hogs can be very destructive to land and property. If you live in an area where there are large populations of feral Bergen County hogs, you most likely are already aware of that. If these animals come onto your property or get near your home, you have a few options on how to get rid of them. Some people decide to kill them, but others choose the more humane option of trapping them. If you want to trap feral New Jersey hogs, you will have to be very smart about it because these are clever creatures. Keep reading for some suggestions on how to accomplish this.

When it comes to trappinga feral New Jersey hog, it is important to take into account its size and its brains. Feral hogs are strong and large animals, which is the reason why a trap needs to be of an appropriate size. On the other hand, it is important to catch all the hogs at once because if a few feral hogs see the trapping of a fellow Bergen County hog, it is highly unlikely that you will ever capture all of them because they will become very trap-shy.

There are pen traps, cage traps, and snap traps. Pen traps and cage traps work on the principle of attracting the feral Bergen County hog to enter the trap and then preventing it from exiting. On the other hand, snap traps have a spring that snaps and traps the animal, harming it and capturing it by a leg. It can even be lethal if it snaps over an animal's neck. Traps should be equipped with bait to attract a feral hog and should be posted on a feral hog's usual path. Once trapped, the next step is to contact a professional to remove the feral hog from the trap. It can be very challenging to capture feral hogs as they are smart creatures. If you use the advice given above, you should be able to successfully complete the task. If you spot feral hogs on your property, do not delay in getting rid of them. You will want to start with the trapping as soon as possible in order to limit the amount of damagethey are able to produce. If you are nervous about handling the trapping process, there are New Jersey professionals available to help that have the knowledge and the experience to help you solve your problem.

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