Professional Removal Services Offered to Individuals and Businesses Experiencing Issues with Wild Hogs

Now that the worst of the cold weather is behind us, Spring has sprung, and summer is upon us, more and more individuals are making their way to the great outdoors. While there are many types of wildlife that we should always be on the look out for and should use caution around, one of the most commonly experienced here in the Carolinas are wild hogs.Feral Hog On Property

These creatures are quickly becoming a serious threat to people. The good news is, if you experience one of these feral creatures while in the great outdoors, we here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors can assist you! Continue reading to learn more.

Basic Information

Feral hogs are capable of living and thriving in many different habitats. On the most part, they live in heavily forested environments where they are capable of using trees and various types of vegetation to create shelter and to eat.

In addition to this, they may also be found in swamp areas or marshy areas. Many choose to live near farmlands. Overall, wild pigs are native to approximately 40 different states. They are often referred to as “backwoods beasts”. They may weigh up to or shortly over 300 pounds.


Wild hogs are generally the most active at dawn and at dusk. They have very good hearing and smelling senses. On the most part, they will attempt to not have direct contact with people. If they have piglets with them and people come too close, they may become aggressive.

The most violent attacks involving these hogs occur in the States of South Carolina, Florida, and Texas; however, attacks are possible in any state that has wild hogs. These creatures are capable of making a charge at a speed of up to 11mph. They possess tusks that are considered to be very long and piercing. They will contaminate bodies of water with feces and are capable of contracting diseases to people and other animals.

What to Do in Case of Contact

If you come face-to-face with a wild hog, you should attempt to climb up. It is best to get up at least 6 feet as they may attempt to move up after you. If you are charged by this type of animal, stay still and move in time to avoid impact.

Most attacks occur and are completely done within a minute. If you find yourself in a physical altercation with a wild hog, you should fight back if you have no choice. Avoid falling, if possible. If you do fall on the ground, get back up as quickly as possible as being on the ground places you at a disadvantage.

Contact Us Immediately

If you have wild hogs on or around your property (be it residential or commercial), you should call us here at Palmetto Wildlife Extractors for assistance. We have the tools, skills, and resources to quickly trap and remove the creature from the area.

You should never attempt to trap or remove a wild hog on your own. For more information, you may contact us today by calling: 855-465-1088

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