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Hi simbo65

Well done for getting rid of the ticks.

The difference between a wild nest and a hog house is that they are likely to vacate the wild nest and not use it again, whereas they will re-use the hog houses. That’s why it is important when you clean out your hog house to use boiling water to kill any eggs which are hiding in the cracks. To hedgehogs, the hog house is not a home, but rather a useful structure which they can build their nest within.

Parasites may be the reason why hogs change nests, even during hibernation.