wild hog in a yard

Scat as a Sign of Wild Hogs

Along with tracks, holes caused by rooting, and wallows in yards, one of the most common indications of a wild hog problem is the pests' droppings. Wild hog poop measures from three to nine inches long and about one to two inches thick. The droppings are irregularly shaped, and feral pigs deposit them in small piles. The color varies from tan to black depending on diet.

Problems with Wild Hog Feces

Wild hog scat on properties can be unpleasant for residents. Not only does it smell terrible and indicate that the pests are living nearby, it may also contaminate food and water.

Droppings from these animals carry a variety of diseases, including some that may transfer to humans. E. coli bacteria and swine brucellosis are some of the main pathogens residents may contract from wild hog feces. Infection usually occurs through contact with contaminated items or water.

Getting Rid of Wild Hogs

Due to the amount of damage they create and the illnesses wild hog droppings can carry, prompt removal of feral pigs is important. Setting traps is a popular method to get rid of the pests. However, wild hogs are intelligent animals. Incorrectly set traps may be ineffective.

Contact the team at Critter Control for help with controlling these pests. An experienced technician will work with residents to prevent the damage and problems associated with wild hog poop.

Get them out.
Keep them out.®

Experience wildlife or pest issue? We can help! Complete this form and your local Critter Control® office will contact you to assist.


indicates required field.

Best Rodent Removal in Atlanta

Larry M.
They have been able to eliminate the yellow jacket problem and keep them away. Everyone I have delt with have been helpful and friendly. 
Becky F.
Your representatives make your company! They are knowledgable and responsive.  I was fortunate to have a great representative for several years.  When that changed, I was concerned that the new tech wouldn't be as well trained.  I am extreamly happy with my new tech and can say that all of the service employes have been outstanding. 
Mona A.
Tech comes out monthly and takes care of everything. If we have any new issues, they are handled immediately.
Adrian J.
All the technicians are very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone always goes the extra mile anytime I need assistance. Great company to do business with.
Elena O.
Technicians are knowledgeable, polite, helpful, easy to reach out to.
Greg J.
The technician is very knowledgeable and courteous. He called in advance to notify me about an upcoming treatment. He inquires about any problems that I may have observed. He leaves a note to inform me that the appointment was completed.


Contact Form