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Wild hogs invading some businesses near Whitehouse

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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.

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