Wildlife pests in McDonough, GA, can damage properties, injure people, and spread diseases. Wild hogs, which are an invasive species, are capable of all three. While less likely to injure people, rodents in the area infest homes for access to food and warmth. These invasions typically result in structural damage and the spread of diseases like Hantavirus and salmonella. Rats and mice cause fire hazards as they chew on wires in addition to other household items. Squirrel in festations put McDonough homes at even greater risk for fires when they hole up in chimneys, but the pests are most commonly found nesting in attics.