Controlling Wild Hog Populations
The ecosystem requires wildlife for it to sustain many species of living things. Wildlife actually cause the existence of a balanced ecosystem. Wildlife are good tourist attractions among other benefits to humans. These include provision of game meat, controlling the population of other species and generally balancing the ecosystem.Game meat for instance comes from wildlife. Wildlife also have their destructive part even though they are of benefit to us.
Without control, it is possible that some species of wildlife can be come excessively many on the planet. The overburden to the ecosystem will be detrimental to the environment. Take an example of wild hogs found in Texas, United States. Their population in Texas has become so high that they cause damage to the environment. The Texas wild hog control movement was therefore initiated to control these invasive species.
In a bid to save the ecosystem from the invasive hogs, a process of feral hog removal was started in Texas. This can be achieved within a short period of time if the right measures are employed. First of all, you need to remember that these are wild animals hence hog removal can be a dangerous affair. Only experts should handle the process. Do also consider that the animals have rights too. Only humane methods should be employed.
There are basically two ways of eradicating the wild hogs in places such as Texas. The first one is capturing them are relocating them to areas with a lower population of the hogs. Killing to reduce their numbers is the second method. The two methods should be undertaken by people with expertise. Domestic dogs can actually be used in hunting of the wild hogs. Dogs have been used for a very long time due to their ability to sniff the scent of the hogs.
Other than dogs, you can also use traps. The world is home to many traps designed for this purpose. Some traps have been enhanced using technology. For instance, Lone Star Trapping is a common method employed in Texas in the eradication of the wild hogs. The trap has been of benefit in Texas due to its high rate of catching the invasive wild hogs.
Traps that use thermal sensors have been used in other parts of the world in trapping wild game. Thermal sensors are important since they will show the exact time the animals move to a given place. The efficiency of the traps is therefore very high. Some people have actually been hunting the wild hogs with the intention of consuming them since they are actually edible. Finally, it is important that all measures are employed in places where the population of the wild hogs is very high so that the ecosystem of the place can be balanced and the environment can be conserved.