The mild year-round temperatures in Duson, LA, make it an ideal place for pests, such as raccoons, skunks, and armadillos, to nest. Raccoons prefer to live near people because it provides them a steady source of food from both gardens and trash bins. Since the pests carry diseases, particularly rabies, this puts residents at risk. Skunks and armadillos also invade yards and gardens, digging up plants in search of insects. Armadillos burrow underground, as well. When they do this by homes, the pests can cause costly structural damage.