They're not "Little Miss Piggy!"
The 2011 U.S. estimates of the wild pig population are approximately 5 million of which half are in Texas, no agency has any hard numbers. That estimate is from 2011. With reasonable understanding of how prolific the wild pig is, that estimate could be twice as many today!
The following is a sample of the many links available. Active mapping of the wild pig's spread throughout the US, diseases and parasites associated with them, and the financial impact are a few.
“What’s being said by those that have been around wild pigs
- out of 12 piglets born, thirteen will survive.”
Wild pigs by nature are free-ranging opportunistic, adaptable, non-indigenous omnivores. They are intelligent, prolific and are very destructive. They have been known to cause extensive damage of over billions of dollars annually to neighborhoods, farm land, crops, and the ecosystem; and the spread of multiple diseases. The USDA, June 2013, "the wild pig carries over 30 diseases and 37 parasites which can be transmitted to people, crops, pets, livestock and wildlife". Not only will wild pigs feast on field crops such as corn, milo, rice, peanuts, hay, turf and wheat - there’s not a crop they won’t eat, but have been known to be very efficient predators as well. They will prey on young livestock and small animals. A hungry adult wild pig is an aggressive, destructive and sometimes very capable predator. And, equally important, other than man, have NO natural or significant predators.
Two major concerns about feral swine shared by professional wildlife managers and livestock officials as well as livestock producers are:
1. That feral swine are known to be very adaptable, intelligent animal having a high reproductive capability with little or no predators and, because of their feeding habits and behavior, can significantly impact wild ecosystems; and
2. That feral swine are known disease carriers, they are disease reserviors, passing parasites and diseases to wildlife, farm land, ecosystem, and even us.
Introducing - the "WPF Targeted Feeder"
Our patented "Targeted Feeder" was developed specifically for the wild pig problem – it only targets the feral or wild pig. Other animals such as bear, deer, raccoons, foxes and etc. are prevented from feeding. Only the feral pig by design can activate our feeder. See "Our Feeder" regarding additional information.
State and Federal agencies, and University publications, studies and articles that may be of interest regarding the wild pig control, growth, and their economic damages.
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