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Squirrels, bees and snakes: Typically they are no real bother, until they decide they'd rather live in your house instead of around and outside of it.

We followed along with a pest removal expert for about four weeks to see just how busy a job he has. 

His phone rings constantly.  Customers are always calling him to remove one thing or another from their attic or crawl space.

It can happen to any of us, no matter how clean we think we are or how buttoned up we believe our houses to be.  Ignoring those pets are the worst thing you can do.

"We've seen where they chew through shingles and wires and pipes," Irish said.

He's also seen how what the animals leave behind can hurt a family's health.

"Bats leave droppings that can cause a disease called histoplasmosis," Irish said.

During our time with Irish, he took care of a family of squirrels, bats, bees, a dead mouse stinking up a family's bedroom, a snake and a coyote.

As for what happens to those animals once he catches them: the bees, squirrels, opossum and bats are relocated. The raccoons have to be put down by animal control because they are rabies carriers. The coyotes are put down in most cases.

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