Increased sightings of coyotes in Long Beach, CA, have residents on edge. These pests roam around well-populated areas at night looking for food. In addition to eating rabbits, mice, and squirrels, they prey on household pets. Coyote presence in neighborhoods also puts people at risk of attack. Raccoons and skunks are found on private properties, as well. While raccoons are considered problematic because they spread diseases such as rabies and raccoon roundworm, skunks are unwanted pests because they cause property damage.