Los Angeles, CA, is heavily populated, and residents often encounter pests like raccoons and opossums. They forage in trash bins and litter yards and parks with garbage and feces. Additionally, both pests spread diseases such as rabies and leptospirosis. Coyotes are also common in the LA area and patrol neighborhoods at night looking for food. In general, they are frightened of people. However, the pests will attack if they feel threatened. Coyotes also endanger household pets with their presence.