Wild hogs invading some businesses near Whitehouse - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Wild hogs invading some businesses near Whitehouse

Posted: Updated:

Whitehouse, TX (KYTX) -- Some unwanted visitors are starting to invade land off Highway 110 near Whitehouse.

It's not uncommon to spot wild hogs. "We've had several incidents where some of my staff were taking walks at lunch, and they'd come across some hogs and have to clap or make some noise to try and get them away," Jarrod Leisch, owner of Jarrod C. Leisch Dentistry, said.

Leisch showed us where the pesky hogs lurk behind his office. He says the visits are so frequent, that a few of his lunch breaks have turned into hunting breaks.

"I actually have brought my gun up, and shot a couple of hogs behind the office to try and eradicate them, and get rid of them," Leisch said.

And just across the street, people at Kickerz have been dealing with the same problem. "I was the only worker here, and they didn't seem fazed by traffic out on 110 or anything , it was crazy," Michaela Harris, an employee at Kickerz coffee shop, said.

Local game wardens say spring time usually draws out the hogs as they search for food. But the damage they leave behind, comes at a price.

"It's very costly to agriculture, costly to ornamental landscapes, and golf courses," Quint Balkcom, Smith County Game Warden, said.

So far, Leisch is still looking for a permanent solution.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    In somber ceremony, Dutch welcome home first remains of MH17 victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:47:58 GMT
    CNNCNN
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
    (CNN) -- A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.More >>
  • Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Washington family says dog reunited with Texas family belongs to them

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:25:07 GMT
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
    It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago. The little white dog escaped while the Millers were visiting family in Balch Springs.More >>
  • ‘Operation Coyote’ targets human smuggling networks

    ‘Operation Coyote’ targets human smuggling networks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:43:13 GMT
    photo: (ICE)photo: (ICE)
    WASHINGTON (KYTX) — In a news conference Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and U.S. Deputy Attorney General announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.More >>
    WASHINGTON (KYTX) — In a news conference Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and U.S. Deputy Attorney General announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.