Woodland pests, like deer, thrive in the pine forests, fields, and reservoirs of Watkinsville, GA. They often invade lawns looking for crops, shrubs, and gardens in which to feed. When deer are present, individuals are also at risk of encountering ticks, since the pests frequently use deer as hosts. Orchards and flowerbeds around Watkinsville are also at risk from armadillos. The burrowing pests dig up plant roots and can spread leprosy to humans. Finally, raccoons cause problems when they nest under porches or sheds, eat garden fruits, and raid trash cans. These pests can be aggressive toward humans and pets and may carry rabies.