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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings Why do Hogs visit every night for about a week then just vanish Reply To: Why do Hogs visit every night for about a week then just vanish

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Hi TinyTot66

The hogs could be ‘vanishing’ because of the badgers which you mention in your post under this topic:

One problem of pesticides is that they kill insects – some of which are food sources for hedgehogs. So a field where pesticides are used would not be good habitat for hedgehogs from that aspect alone. The best thing we can all do is to make our gardens as wildlife friendly and as chemical free as possible, in part to counteract areas where pesticides are used – for the benefit of all wildlife.

Hedgehogs have quite large ranges (or ‘home’ areas) and so if they find one part of their range not very beneficial by way of food, safety, shelter, etc. they may decide to concentrate on another parts of their range, or even slightly alter their ranges.