Hi ElsieD, thought I’d drop a line as experts must be busy. I think they can smell another hog as they wee an awful lot and watching on the cctv, they do sniff around on the ground a lot. I’d say, (from inexperience) if the hog is definitely not there and you are sure it isn’t, then take the opportunity to clear out old bedding and scald the box with boiling water to removed ticks and flees that maybe in there. Please wear good long gloves as we don’t want them attaching to you (the ticks that is) and when dry, put some clean bedding in. I’ve heard they like to do this themselves, but a start by you may encourage them. Best wishes.
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