Los Angeles Hoarder's Massive 8-Feet-High Wall Of Junk Attracts Rats And Roaches, Sparking Health Care Concerns From Neighbors
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City crews have begun clearing away piles of trash and debris outside a Los Angeles home whose owner has been described as a serial hoarder.

The 8 feet high piles of trash surrounding the residence are so massive that they can be seen from overhead news choppers.

The rat and roach-infested debris mainly consist of books, furniture, appliances, and clothing that the homeowner has collected throughout the years.

Interviewed neighbors pointed out that they have been complaining to the city about the residence for years.

Los Angeles city workers began bulldozing and hauling off garbage since 8 a.m. Thursday.

The much-needed cleanup will provide relief to area residents.

Experts say hoarding is often tied to a form of emotional loneliness and isolation.

“It’s almost like emotional insulation. These ‘possessions’ fill the gaps in their lives.” John Tsilimparis, a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist, said.

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