Riverside, CA, residents often find rats and mice in their homes. These pests both regularly chew through electrical wires, make holes in walls bigger, urinate and defecate around homes, and reproduce rapidly so that infestations easily get out of hand. Rodents also spread several diseases, including Hantavirus and salmonellosis. Skunks are common in the Riverside area, as well. They dig up lawns, nest beneath houses, and use their infamous foul-smelling spray to ward off threats. Finally, ground squirrels den on private properties, which can lead to injury or the damage of lawn care equipment.