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Pest & Wildlife Issues in Kansas City Metro, KS

Residents of the Kansas City Metro area regularly deal with nuisance wildlife. This is because extreme Kansas weather often drives pests into residential areas. Providing plenty of food and shelter, neighborhoods are ideal for coyotes and raccoons.

Coyote Conflicts

Spotting a coyote is becoming common even in Kansas urban areas. Outdoor food sources and the loss of fear toward humans are the main reasons people see these pests.

Coyotes rely on garbage, gardens, and small mammals in yards for meals. This could mean attacks on pets or people.

Those who feed coyotes increase the risk of hostile behavior because the pests learn to associate people with food. When wild animals lose their shyness, they are more likely to become dangerous.

Raccoons in Homes and Yards

It is not unusual for Kansas City Metro residents to discover raccoons in their trash. The pests eat anything they can find, including garbage, vegetables, and insects. Their presence can result in trampled gardens or holes in back yards.

Raccoons make their way in homes to raise young and escape the cold. Attics, garages, and chimneys are popular nesting spots. Once inside, they damage homes while transmitting diseases and parasites like raccoon roundworm.

Q&A with Local Franchise Tom Brungardt:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
We tend to primarily deal with squirrels in attics, raccoons, mice, birds, bats and then digging animals
around houses and yards. In that order..
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?

We certainly have more calls in the spring and summer for non-hibernating animals and for reproduction, but our call volume is more tied to short bad weather occurrences and major holidays and school-related vacation times.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
We occasionally give DIY advice for things like rabbits, or seeing snakes in the yard, but if it is our typical animal damage/entry we recommend professional help. Animals generally access homes through louver vents, soffit roof interface gaps, fascia gaps, roof vents, power fan vents, general foundation construction gaps, foundation vents and open chimney flues. Make sure any related issues are addressed promptly.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
The sooner, the better!

What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises, smells and debris from the animal activity are common signs. Critter damage at the entrance point is also a common sign.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Johnson County KS, Leavenworth County, Miami County and Wyandotte County

  • Basehor
  • Bonner Springs
  • BuCyrus
  • De Soto
  • Edwardsville
  • Fairway
  • Gardner
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Lake Quivira
  • Lansing
  • Leawood
  • Lenexa
  • Merriam
  • Mission
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Woods
  • Olathe
  • Overland Park
  • Prairie Village
  • Roland Park
  • Shawnee
  • Spring Hill
  • Stilwell
  • Westwood
  • Westwood Hills
For Wildlife Control Near You in Kansas, Call: (913) 962-9200
The Kansas City, KS franchise is independently licensed and operated by T.B. Brungardt Services Inc., dba Critter Control of Kansas City, KS.
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