I had a customer in Van Nuys who was cleaning out raccoon droppings and raccoon debris out of his pool daily. He bought a raccoon trap of his own and had no success and after a couple weeks he called me up and gave us a shot. Raccoon trapping can be infuriating. I think the sometimes it’s a mixture of them being too clever for their own good. Sometimes, they toss the trap all over the place and try to get the bait out of the trap. Other times, they just walk right in. In this particular instance the raccoon did both, but he tossed the trap around 4 nights in a row before he figured out that he could just go into the trap. Now our customer is raccoon dropping free and he is ecstatic. He knows raccoon droppings come with potential health risks. Raccoons are the primary host of Baylisascaris procyonis, a roundworm that can be harmful to people. Roundworm eggs are passed in the feces of infected raccoons, and people become infected by ingesting eggs. Anyone who is exposed to environments where raccoons frequent is potentially at risk. Not sure how bad it could’ve been in a pool but glad this raccoon is gone. Please comment if you have any questions or would like to add your experience with raccoons.