Damage by Pigs
Damage from pigs is nothing new, and wherever wild pigs are present, they inevitably become a problem. Although pigs were an important food source for early Americans, they also were widely considered a nuisance.
Free-range livestock practices were commonplace in colonial America, and roaming pigs routinely damaged crops and food stores of both colonists and Native Americans. Thus they were a source of much tension among colonists and even more so between colonists and Native Americans.
Today, free-range livestock practices are no longer used in the eastern United States, and all free-ranging pigs are considered wild pigs. Just like the free-ranging domestic pigs of early America, today’s wild pigs are a problem for many landowners and agricultural producers. In addition to damaging crops and livestock, wild pigs damage forests and are a threat to native wildlife and the environment.
Learn more about damage by wild pigs to:
- Signs of Wild Pigs
- Damage to Forests
- Damage to Crops
- Threats to Native Wildlife
- Environmental Damage
- Why are wild pigs a problem?
- How do I know if I have pigs on my property?
- What do they look like?
- How do I remove wild pigs?