Pests are able to thrive in the humid and temperate climate of Griswoldville, GA. Rats, raccoons, and skunks are all examples of wildlife that frequent the town in search of food. Rats often carry salmonellosis and Hantavirus, while raccoons commonly spread rabies. Since both pests invade homes and yards when scavenging for food, homeowners can easily come in contact with infected pests. Skunks can also transmit the rabies virus and often carry fleas, ticks, and other secondary pests onto yards. The pests dig holes around lawns and emit a foul-smelling liquid when approached by predators, as well. Griswoldville citizens dealing with skunk infestations face the risk of getting sprayed.