Having issues with Hog Damage?

Jan 19, 2022

Across Fort Bend County, communities are experiencing an increase in hog activity and Colony Lakes is no different. This issue has been in the news on multiple outlets over the past few weeks. Although animal control is outside the realm of what Fort Bend MUD 46 has the authority to do, we want to be part of the solution by educating residents on what steps they can take to help mitigate this problem. We have been communicating with Missouri City’s animal control department and have assembled six actions you can take to help deter hogs from finding what they are looking for in our community.

Here are some actions to help:

  • Turn back irrigation settings at your home so the grounds are not so soft and easy to root through.
  • Treat your yard for grubs, worms, insects, and reptiles quarterly to eliminate the hog’s food sources.
  • Remove all acorns from your lawn if you have oak trees throughout your property.
  • Make sure you have no standing water in your yard that hogs will use as a drinking or bathing source.
  • Hogs do not like the light at night, something as simple as solar stake lights in the yard have proven to deter hogs from locations.
  • Premixed hog elimination powders and liquids are available at your local hardware and feed stores which can be spread and sprayed throughout residential property.

In November, thanks to a Colony Lakes resident reaching out to Missouri City’s animal control department about this issue, a portion of Fort Bend MUD 46 was put on a list for possible trapping efforts. You may see some of these efforts over the next few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns related to this invasive species, the Missouri City Public Works Department can be reached at (281) 403-8707. You may also want to contact your HOA (Colony Lakes HOA) to see what steps they may be recommending to address the issue.