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Kathleen Boswell
Kathleen Boswell
May 28, 2024
These pigs did a ton of damage to my yard. Edward came in and got rid of them. It’s worth it to get a professional. Very happy
David Allen
David Allen
January 18, 2024
Did what he said he would do and showed up on time. I will use him again.
Lindsey Sanders
Lindsey Sanders
December 23, 2023
Highly recommend!! We had a bad hog issue at our office in Houston and Edward took care of it! He communicated throughout the process, sent pictures and updates!
Jeremy Rumsey
Jeremy Rumsey
September 11, 2023
Great service ill be referring Ed to everyone in need of hog control
Jack Nelson
Jack Nelson
August 1, 2023
I am an officer of a Non-Profit shooting club in the Houston, Tx area and we used Texas Wild Hog Control this year. They did a great job. They are very professional and do good work. Since we don’t allow hunting on our property, it has been somewhat of a wildlife sanctuary. As such, we have always had hogs. They never have done an excessive amount of damage until this year, 2023. The ranges looked like someone had gone through them with a disk harrow. Some members were complaining that they were having a hard time walking down to change their targets. We had no choice but hire someone to get rid of the hogs. I know that you’re probably wondering why we didn’t just shoot them; being a shooting club and all? SHOOTING HOGS IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE ERADICATION METHOD. You might get a couple, but the rest will scatter. I know, because I have hunted plenty. YouTube makes it look easy, and it is when you are on a high-fence ranch with a captive audience. In February 2023, Texas Wild Hog Control came out and chose the prefect location to set up the trap. Soon afterwards the hogs were feeding in it. I asked Ed why he wasn’t dropping the gate? It was then that I learned the REAL SECRET OF HOG ERADICATION. It’s not about just trapping lots of hogs. IT’S ABOUT TRAPPING THE RIGHT HOGS AT THE RIGHT TIME. Ed was very patient and we soon began catching hogs; DOZENS OF THEM. After a few weeks our hog problem was gone. I waited to write this review to first see if we still had hogs. We don't Two people said that they had each seen one hog on the property since TWHC finished, but that's it. We have not seen any new damage or signs of hogs at all. We understand that there is currently no permanent solution to hogs in Texas, but when you remove the right hogs, the rest are reluctant to come back as soon. Attached are some before and after pictures. In the before pictures all of the dark areas are hog damage. That includes the big dark stripe in front of the covered area. You can see for yourself the difference between before and after. As a club we do not endorse commercial operations, but when the hogs come back, we will call Texas Wild Hog Control to get rid of them.
Leah
Leah
February 10, 2023
Texas wild hog control removed the feral hogs on my parents property. He immediately was responsive and trapped all of the hogs. He was extremely professional and helped protect our land. I can’t say enough good things about this company.

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we remove feral HOGS ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS

 

Houston, Katy, Conroe, Spring, Sugar Land, Dallas, Fort Worth, Midlothian, Denton, McKinney, Plano, Abilene, De Leon, Waco, Austin, Killeen, Round Rock, Bastrop, College Station, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Victoria, Corpus Christi, Tyler, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Beaumont and surrounding areas.

HOG TRAPPING: OUR THREE STEP PROCESS

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WE SET UP A BAIT SITE

We’ll create a bait site, attracting hogs to the area. Our goal in the baiting process is to make the hogs feel comfortable. We also take extra precautions to make sure that we’re only trapping wild pigs, and not deer or other wildlife.

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WE PICK THE BEST TIME TO SPRING THE TRAP

The trapping process is where our expertise really shines. We create conditions where we can attract the whole group (sounder) into the trap, getting all the hogs that cause your problems. We have cameras set up around the trap that tells us when the hogs are active, and once we’re convinced we’ve got ’em, we’ll drop the gate and it’s game over for the hogs.

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WE REMOVE THE HOGS

Once the hogs have been secured in the pen, we’ll take steps to ethically remove the hogs and get them off your property. If you don’t have a preferred landscaper and would prefer we repair the damage, we can take care of that for you for an added fee once the hogs are gone.

FERAL PIGS: DAMAGE GALLERY

FERAL HOGS: THE PROBLEM

Showing an illustration of a wild boar, feral hog sow, and three wild hog piglets.

Feral hogs are most active after dark and pose serious dangers to humans, pets, crops, land, and property. If provoked, they can become aggressive. They can be especially dangerous to children and pets while also wiping out entire crops and destroying your lawn or land.

While it is possible to kill off feral pigs and wild boars with a rifle, this strategy can be ineffective because you’re not eliminating the entire sounder (herd). Killing one or two at night won’t stop the damage because the rest of the sounder will be back in a few nights. Texas Wild Hog Control specializes in using advanced trapping techniques to remove all the hogs at once, so you can begin the process of restoring your land and property.

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LET’S TAKE CARE OF YOUR WILD HOG PROBLEM! IT ONLY TAKES A PHONE CALL.

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NUTRIA REMOVAL

Get rid of the invasive critters ruining your waterways fast!

WHAT ARE NUTRIA?

According to Wikipedia, Nutria are native to South America and were introduced to the world by fur traders. Nutria are from the mouse genus and are an aquatic furry mammal in Texas constituting an invasive species. Here they have very few natural predators and often dig burrows to build their homes, which can cause flooding or other disruptions to common property managed by an HOA.

NUTRIA DAMAGE

When Nutria invade the water near your home, you’ll start to see the soil on the edges of manmade lakes and rivers begin to look marshy. This is due to the damage caused by these invasive creatures. They burrow and dig, and consume all the aquatic vegetation in the surrounding areas. With no natural predators, they breed quickly, and in a few months can overrun not just one pond, but several. That’s why, if you spot Nutria damage, it’s best to have them removed before it becomes a much more expensive proposition.

IT’S GAME OVER FOR THE NUTRIA IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

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NUTRIA QUESTIONS ANSWERED

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NUTRIA AND BEAVER?

This is almost always the first question people ask when it comes to Nutria. We’ve highlighted the teeth in the image on the left, so you can see how sharp and destructive they can be—and also so you can see the similarities to beavers.

Like beavers, Nutria are rodents that are primarily aquatic. They can swim well, but they lack the broad, flat tail that you typically see with beaver. Their habitat is different as well. They burrow in swampy, marshy water to make their home, while beaver cut down trees.

That being said, it would be wrong to think that just because Nutria don’t cut down trees, they aren’t as dangerous. Nutria are just as destructive as beaver, and over time they can cause significant damage to your property.

IS IT LEGAL TO HUNT NUTRIA IN TEXAS?

Yes, it is legal to hunt Nutria in Texas! Because they’re considered an invasive species, you don’t need a hunting or trapping license to shoot them. As long as you’re the property owner on your own land, you don’t have to have any kind of permit.

If it’s legal to hunt Nutria, why can’t I do it myself?

You may be wondering, if it’s legal to hunt Nutria, why can’t I do it myself? There are a number of reasons why it’s not recommended to hunt them in a residential neighborhood, even if you’re an experienced marksman.

DUCK REMOVAL

We’ll take care of your duck problem in one fowl swoop!

WHAT IS A MUSCOVY DUCK?

According to Wikipedia, Muscovy Ducks are native to the Rio Grande regions of Texas and flourish in the warm waters of Texas, though they can spread north into cooler climates. Muscovy Ducks easily adapt to human activity, and feed off trash and other human waste, as well as fill the waterways they call home with their own waste and other byproducts. They breed quickly in human areas, and can quickly overtake a pond or other water source.

Image courtesy of New Zealand Birds Online

BUT DUCKS ARE CUTE, RIGHT? WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT DUCKS?

Once a flock of Muscovy Ducks calls your neighborhood home, you’ll start finding duck poop everywhere. On the sidewalk. In your yard. In your garden. The ducks will roam and forage all over the neighborhood, and they’ll start trampling your landscaping, gardening and worse—they can get super aggressive should you get close to their babies. And if a neighbor decides to feed the ducks, they’ll just attract more. Simply put, Muscovy Ducks don’t belong in your neighborhood, and they should absolutely be removed.

OUR DUCK REMOVAL PROCESS

To remove the Muscovy ducks from your property, we’ll set up a trap and use cameras to track the ducks as they enter it. When the timing is right, we’ll spring the trap. If we missed any, we’ll repeat the process until they’re gone.

IT’S TIME TO SHOW THE DUCKS WHO’S BOSS. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

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MUSCOVY DUCK FAQ

What makes Muscovy Ducks an invasive species?

While Muscovy Ducks are native to the warm waters of the Rio Grande, in areas where they lack natural predators, they spread like wildfire and attach themselves to human areas. This by definition makes them an invasive species, as they have a negative impact on the ecosystems where they make their home.

For many communities, the only way out of the duck problem is to trap them and opt for their swift removal. Keeping ducks away from humans is not only better for us, it’s better for the ducks themselves.

Is it legal to hunt Muscovy Ducks in Texas?

In some areas of Texas, Muscovy Ducks are protected, so there are restrictions on hunting them. However, it is possible to remove the ducks if you comply with the U.S. Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Services regulations regarding disposal or relocation of Muscovy ducks. Citizens who wish to remove Muscovy ducks from their property will do so by providing their own trapping system. Traps can be difficult to figure out, as well as knowing how to bait them, which is why it’s better to hire a professional.

Are Muscovy Ducks good to eat?

Muscovy Ducks are often served as a delicacy in certain fine dining restaurants, but you probably wouldn’t want to eat a bird from your neighborhood. The ducks that they serve in fancy restaurants, are also fed a very specific diet while alive. The birds from your neighborhood mostly feed off of human waste, altering the flavor of the meat, and making them taste very gamey and not worth the trouble.

THERMAL SCOPES FOR SALE

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Pulsar Trail 2 XP50 LRF

The next generation of thermal imaging sights has arrived with the development of the Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50. Utilizing a highly-sensitive 640×480 thermal sensor, the Trail 2 can distinguish minuscule temperature differences during rain, fog, dark, or extremely cold conditions. With a full-color 1024×768 AMOLED display and 2x-16x magnification, every tiny detail for up to 2000 yards will appear crystal-clear – and built-in video and still-image recording with 16Gb of internal memory allows users to store footage. Its integrated laser rangefinder is state-of-the-art and features 2 modes: Single Time Measurement and Scanning Mode, allowing the shooter to adjust quickly for changing distances.

The Trail 2 also boasts a 3-second startup, variable digital zoom up to 8x, 4 color reticle options, picture-in-picture mode, and IPX7 waterproof protection. Additionally, the Trail 2 has Wi-Fi, compatibility with the Stream Vision app, up to 5 zeroing profiles, and a recoil rate up to .375 H&H, 12-gauge, and 9.3×64. For a reliable, high-tech thermal scope, the Trail 2 XP50 from Pulsar is the best in the business.

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Pulsar Talion XQ38

Pulsar’s Talion XQ38 is an exciting thermal addition to Pulsar’s extensive catalogue! With a 384×288 microbolometer sensor resolution, the Talion detects heat signatures up to 1475 yards! Boasting a variable magnification of 2.5-10x, the Talion expertly locates heat signatures in total darkness. The Talion features built-in photo and video recording and a multi-point prism mount to aid in the exact positioning on the rifle.

The Talion has Wi-Fi integration and is supported by the Stream Vision 2 application, ensuring users can capture and preserve all their shooting memories. In strong, but lightweight, magnesium alloy housing, the Talion has an IPX7 waterproof rating and can withstand calibers up to 12 gauge, 9.3×64, and .375 H&H.

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Pulsar Thermion 2 XQ35 PRO

When the avid hunter needs a dependable riflescope for both day and night shooting, the Thermion 2 XQ35 Pro is the perfect tool for the job. Featuring a high resolution 1024×769 AMOLED display with 2.5-10x magnification, and capable of detecting objects over 1400 yards away, this thermal imaging riflescope produces superior image quality at both short and long ranges. Boasting 10 hours of battery life on its dual batteries and housed in rugged magnesium alloy housing, this thermal optic is built to last.

Pulsar stands by its commitment to quality and provides a three-year warranty on all its products with original proof of purchase. With Pulsar’s European engineering, advanced technology and precision construction all dedicated to bringing hunters the best thermal imaging experience, buyers are assured of a worthwhile investment in a peerless product.

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Pulsar Thermion 2 XP50 PRO

Pulsar’s Thermion 2 XP50 PRO is a potent thermal imaging riflescope that combines a classic, sleek design with modern thermal functionality. Its extremely powerful 640×480 microbolometer resolution detects heat signatures up to 2,000 yards and displays them on a crisp 1024×768 AMOLED display. With an impressive 10 hours of battery life, this thermal riflescope boasts high-precision, ambidextrous lens focusing and a variable magnification of 2x-16x.

Technologically advanced, the Thermion 2 XP50 PRO boasts built-in photo and video recording, and it has Wi-Fi connectivity, to upload data to the Stream Vision 2 App. Further, the Thermion 2 XP50 PRO can withstand calibers from 12 gauge, 9.3×64 and .375 H&H, and it is rated IPX7 completely waterproof, so you can use it in the harshest of weather conditions.

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Pulsar Axion 2 XG35 Thermal Monocular

Pulsar’s pocket-sized thermal monocular family—the Axions—has another member – the Axion 2 XG35! With a powerful 640×480 microbolometer that detects heat signatures over 1900 yards away, this is an excellent device for scoping large areas and locating prey. It then transmits these images to a pristine 1024×768 AMOLED display, giving the user clear, crisp image of their target.

With 2.5-20x magnification along with built-in photo and video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 16GB memory card, the Axion 2 XG35 is a technological wonder. The Axion 2 is also supported by the Stream Vision 2 app, enabling shooters to record and preserve all their precious shooting memories.

Weighing a mere 0.6lbs, the Axion 2 XG35 is made of a high-quality reinforced magnesium alloy that boasts IPX7 protection and operates in temperatures between -13F to 122F. Utilizing a Pulsar APS5 Li-ion battery, the Axion 2 operates for up to 11 hours.

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Pulsar Axion 2 LRF XG35 Thermal Monocular

Pulsar’s pocket-sized thermal monocular family—the Axions—have another member – the Axion 2 LRF XG35! With a powerful 640×480 microbolometer that detects heat signatures over 1900 yards away, this is an excellent device for scoping large areas and locating prey. With an included 1100-yard laser rangefinder, this device gives shooters an accurate approximation of their target’s distance. It then transmits these images and information to a pristine 1024×768 AMOLED display, giving the user clear, crisp image of their target.

With 2.5-20x magnification along with built-in photo and video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 16GB memory card, the Axion 2 LRF XG35 is a technological wonder. The Axion 2 is also supported by the Stream Vision 2 app, enabling shooters to record and preserve all their precious shooting memories.

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iRAY RICO BRAVO 384X288 35mm

The RICO BRAVO is a groundbreaking thermal imaging riflescope featuring innovative ergonomics, cutting-edge connectivity, and InfiRay’s MATRIX III algorithm that pushes the boundaries of 384×288 long-wave performance. The BRAVO is optically and electronically optimized to squeeze every ounce of performance out of InfiRay’s MICRO II 12 μm sensor and F1.1 germanium lens.

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IRAY RICO RL42 384X288 42MM

The RICO Series was built to do two things: Make the best image possible and be easy to use. The heart of the RICO Series features a high-performance iRay Micro II core and an extremely high-contrast AMOLED HD display. RICO takes its image processing one step further with Advanced Image Correction and Automatic Image Optimization courtesy of the MATRIX III image algorithm.

Unmatched image quality paired with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, picture-in-picture function, 6-hour run time, aluminum alloy housing, 1000 G shock resistance, and 32 Gb of internal memory give you all the tools you need to take your hunt to the next level.

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WILD BOAR HUNTING TIPS

Showing wild pigs in a trap using an infrared camera.

TIP #1: FERAL HOGS ARE ACTIVE AT NIGHT

When wild hogs operate in areas with a lot of human activity, they adapt their patterns to be active late at night or early in the morning. They do this for safety. Operating in human areas during the day often proves fatal for the hogs and the rest of the sounder (herd). By coming out at night when most humans are fast asleep, they can more easily forage for food (and demolish your crops and rip up your lawn in the process). If you want your best chance to get a wild boar, you need to be active during the night too.

TIP #2: GET THE RIGHT CAMO

Wild Boars, sows, and piglets are highly intelligent animals. If something doesn’t seem right about their environment, they’ll leave. In order to have a successful hunt, you need to make sure you blend in with your environment. If hunting in the day, it’s best to cover up your skin as much as possible or use a blind.

A pig’s eyesight at night isn’t that good, unlike most predators and dogs for instance. It’s actually close to humans in that aspect. Their best defense against predators is their sense of smell so, you always want to be set up downwind of them so as to keep them from smelling you. As with any hunt, you need to make sure your movements are slow and calculated. Don’t make noise, and be ready when the time comes.

Showing two dead wild boars positioned next to an assault rifle near a field at dusk.

TIP #3: USE A THERMAL SCOPE

As with anything, being successful requires using the right tool for the job. Thermal scopes use advanced technology to allow you to see in the dark. If something has body heat, it will show up as being either black or white in color, contrasted against the rest of your yard or land which will be cold. Thermal scopes are great for hunting pigs, but will also work on coyotes (another nocturnal animal). The thermal scope is another great tool in your arsenal to help manage your wild hog or predator problem. Texas Wild Hog Control can guarantee the absolute lowest price for these invaluable implements. Give us a call to get our best price.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A PERMIT TO HUNT WILD PIGS IN TEXAS?

In the State of Texas, you only need a permit to shoot wild pigs if you’re on public land. On private land, you don’t need a permit at all. Feral hogs are considered to be an invasive species, which is why hunting of these animals is encouraged.

WHAT’S THE BEST BAIT FOR FERAL HOGS?

Showing corn, the feral hog's favorite snack and ideal bait.

The best bait for wild boars, pigs, sows–really the entire sounder, is corn. While pigs will root through the topsoil looking for worms and bugs, they would much rather feast on crops if they can get it. During winter months, crops and other vegetation are not on the menu so using corn as bait is perfect for both hunting and hog trapping.

Are Feral Hogs good to eat?

Slicing cooked wild hog meat with a knife and fork.

Eating wild pigs can be dangerous, because some of them are carriers of worms and a disease called brucellosis, which is spread among hogs through mating and giving birth. Once a hog has brucellosis, they have it for life. A person can get very sick from this disease so you need to be careful if you decide to eat your kill. Avoid eating anything that looks like it may have been sick, and burn any parts of the animal you don’t eat. That being said, wild pigs (especially the young ones) can taste very good, albeit a little gamey. Some restaurants feature it on their menus, and butcher shops sell it in their stores. Because the taste is dissimilar to pork, we recommend trying the meat from a butcher shop first, before cooking it on your own.