There is a significant problem in Houston, and it is probably something you would never have thought would be an issue. The massive number of feral hogs spotted in the area is a concern for Houston residents. That number continues to grow, and it is leaving many residents uneasy. They are highly concerned about the destructive nature of these creatures and the fact that their property might be at risk with something like this going on. Fox News reports that feral hogs have long been a problem in the area. There are more than 7 million feral hogs in the United States, and over one-third of them live in Texas. That is creating a significant problem for people in the area. Buddy Earles, a Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) member and South Texas rancher spoke with the Texas Farm Bureau’s radio station and said the feral hog population has become “extremely explosive.” [tweet_embed]March 18, 2023[/tweet_embed] He said the following: “A lot of people think that by hunting and trapping, we will be able to control the numbers, but we need to get around 75 to 80% killed just to keep the numbers where they’re at.” Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller estimates that the total cost of damage done by feral hogs in Texas alone is approximately $500 million in just the last six or seven years. Jamie Sugg, the Texas A&M AgriLife extension agent in Walker County, spoke with Houston Media last week and said: “It’s not a case of if you have a hog problem, but when. They are everywhere.” There are a lot of feral hogs that are making their way into suburban areas in Texas. Miller said: “They’re going into graveyard cemeteries, turning over tombstones. They love golf courses, the soft wet grass. They root it up, tear it up,” and “It’s a real problem.” Earles spoke with Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network and said he had raised the issue with State Rep. Ryan Guillen, District 31. Earles said: “He was extremely concerned [and] was trying to get more information on how to control them, and then we were talking about the new warfarin that they’re talking about using that it should be one of the new tools that will help us bringing the numbers down, get a better control on the feral hog problem.” It is something that residents do not see any relief from, and they might not for quite some time to come.