Feral pigs should be a concern for many wildlife control specialists as this species is invasive and in some cases crossing borders into areas previously foreign to them. On today’s edition of the Living The Wildlife, host and wildlife control consultant Stephen Vantassel discusses feral pigs and the concerns that this invasive species represent in terms of diseases they can potentially carry into the northern tier of the U.S.. In fact, not only is the concern in regards to the host of diseases they carry but the devastation they cause to the environment namely flora and fauna, plant life and wildlife. Erosion issues are also a concern as they are known to tear up soil which causes damage to cropland. Better bait alternatives than corn are also explored. It Is worth noting that trapping is one of the primary means of managing this invasive species with the aim of capturing the entire sounder (herd of feral hogs) rather than actually dispersing them by shooting. If you are a wildlife control pro, do not skip this video!
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