Wildlife are an important part of the ecosystem in the world. There can be no balance of the ecosystem without wildlife in the planet. Human beings draw many advantages from wildlife including tourism. These include provision of game meat, controlling the population of other species and generally balancing the ecosystem.Game meat for instance comes from wildlife. Much as wildlife are important, sometimes they can be destructive to the ecosystem.
If the population of some wild animals is not controlled, there is a chance that the numbers can grow very big. The overburden to the ecosystem will be detrimental to the environment. A good example are the wild hogs of Texas, United States. These species of pigs have become so many that their destruction of the environment is affecting people in Texas. The Texas wild hog control movement was therefore initiated to control these invasive species.
For some time, there has been a process of eradicating the hogs in Texas. There are many ways in which hog control can be achieved within the shortest time possible. Of note is that the animals can be dangerous hence caution must be employed in the eradication process. Expertise should therefore be employed. Animal rights must also be protected in the eradication process. Only humane methods should be employed.
Wild hogs can be eradicated using two ways. First of all, you can try to capture them alive and relocate them to places that are not overpopulated with this species of hogs. You can also kill them to reduce the numbers. Both methods need experts to execute them appropriately. For instance, hunting wild hogs requires the use of dogs. Dogs have a strong sense of smell hence using their sniffing ability will locate the hogs easily.
The other method is using traps as opposed to using dogs and hunting them down manually. The world is home to many traps designed for this purpose. Some traps have been enhanced using technology. One example of trapping systems is the Lone Star Trapping technique used in Texas. The trap has been of benefit in Texas due to its high rate of catching the invasive wild hogs.
Thermal sensor enhanced traps have also been made in the world. It is easy to locate the wild hogs in the thermal by using thermal sensors. This is why the traps are very efficient. Some people have actually been hunting the wild hogs with the intention of consuming them since they are actually edible. In conclusion, regardless of the method used, there is absolute reason for the many wild hogs in places such as Texas to be eradicated so that they do not cause any harm to the ecosystem and the environment in general.