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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Ticks Reply To: Ticks

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Hi Deb4

If you are able to get rid of the ticks you can see (if you haven’t already) without disturbing the hog, that would be good – might stop eggs being laid in the hog house. Otherwise, unless the hog has an excessive number of ticks, it’s probably best to leave it alone. But once the hog house is vacated for certain, give the hog house a clean out, including with boiling water to kill any parasite eggs (ticks and fleas) and of course removing any ticks you can see. It’s possible there will be some tiny ones there. Be careful that you don’t get any on yourself. More info:

When I say vacated, I mean completely vacated, not just the hog being out for the night.

Once the ticks drop off the hogs, the main problem is them laying eggs in hog houses, etc. and passing them on to the next occupant.