Dangerous wildlife pests like rattlesnakes enjoy the rocky, desert landscape of New River, AZ, and sometimes gather on private properties. The snakes are most likely to show up on lawns that offer them a consistent food source, as rodent infestations do, and endanger the lives of residents because they're venomous. Rodents common to the area include wood and Norway rats, as well as house mice. They invade homes to escape the consistent heat of the New River area and spread diseases and cause structural damage once inside. Larger rodents such as pocket gophers and ground squirrels dig hard-to-see holes in yards and eat whatever vegetation they can find.