Feral swine feeding and rooting activities can destroy lawns, recreational areas, playing fields, and turf. Some diseases often found in feral swine could affect pets.
Damage to Agriculture
In addition to rooting and trampling, feral swine may consume field crops such as corn, peanuts, milo, rice, and wheat. They are opportunistic predators, and may prey upon young livestock and other small animals. Feral swine can also transmit several diseases to livestock, including cattle, pigs, and horses.
Damage to Natural Resources Rooting and wallowing activities of feral swine cause erosion to the banks of rivers and streams, and their trampling and feeding can harm rare native plants and ecosystems. Feral swine also compete with native wildlife for food and prey upon turtles and ground nesting birds.
Human Health & Safety Concerns
Human health and safety issues associated with feral swine typically are the potential for disease transmission, vehicle collisions, and aggressive behavior.