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Rick Nieslen, a semi-retired wildlife mediator from Woodacre, applies a humane and simple, but expert, method: catch the animal outside, trap it inside, close off outside, and voila—“You have an impenetrable building.” David Briggs

A late-Autumn heat wave beat down on Woodacre one recent weekday morning as semi-retired pest exterminator Rick Nielsen cracked the seal on a sweating Pepsi bottle, took a swig and began rummaging for his most treasured tool—a mirror—from the back of his black Dodge pickup. Dressed plainly in plaid and grinning helplessly beneath wispy gray . . .

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