The temperate climate of Breaux Bridge, LA, appeals to pests such as bats, snakes, rats, and nutria. There are almost a dozen different species of bats living in the area, and they often seek shelter in sheds and attics. When the pests move into houses, they risk the safety of homeowners by spreading rabies and other diseases. Many species of snakes, including the venomous cottonmouth species, live around Breaux Bridge homes, as well. These reptile pests nest under rocks, firewood, and ot her debris and attack humans that get too close to their territory. Finally, rats and nutria damage homes by gnawing and burrowing, respectively.