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Critter Control specializes in wildlife pest control. After a thorough home inspection, we create a custom wildlife control strategy to humanely remove the nuisance animal from your home and ensure the animal cannot return.

Wildlife Inspections in Kansas City

To identify potential nuisance wildlife, The Wildlife Service Technician asks these three questions:

  1. What is the nature of the problem?
  2. How can this be solved?
  3. ​How to prevent it in the future?

The technician observes the natural environment to ascertain potential species and investigates your property for signs of wildlife. Typical signs of wildlife include entry sites, animal droppings and urine, foul odors, nests or dens, marks like tracks, claw or smudge.

During an inspection, the technician will determine the severity of the problem, identify the species (if possible) develop a custom strategy to your property to remove the animal, and identify solutions to prevent the issue.

Wildlife Trapping and Removal

Before you can protect your home, the animal must be removed. Wildlife sealed in your home creates another host of problems, and a mother separated from her children will do everything in her power to reunite with her babies.

Based on the inspection, the Wildlife Service Technician will deploy a humane, environmentally safe plan to remove the animal from your property.

Preventing Future Wildlife Issues

Wildlife exclusion services provide a safe and effective way to control wildlife. When done professionally, wildlife exclusion provides immediate and long-term protection. The barriers naturally are chemical free so it is safe to people, animals and the environment.

Animals are creative and resourceful. After removal, an animal might attempt to regain entry to your home. Exclusion techniques should be monitored and occasionally updated.

Typical Wildlife Issues in Kansas City

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.


Raccoon Removal from 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.

Inspection- looking for footprints in or around home, large openings, raccoon poop
Raccoon Trapping & Removal- Live trapping most effective and humane
Repairs- Seal all entry points. Restore attic insultation.  Latrine disinfection and clean up.

Squirrel Control & Removal

Common in residential areas, squirrels are often found in homes. Squirrels are active during the day so you might hear squealing, running, or gnawing early in the morning. Squirrels teeth never stop growing so they constantly gnaw and chew damaging attic insulation, fraying electrical wire, and destroying house structures. 

Inspection- Gnaw marks on, in, or around your home. Small openings to attics or the crawl space. Droppings. Debris like nuts or nesting materials.
Squirrel Trapping & Removal- Live trapping, deterrents, one-way doors.
Repairs- exclusion services focus on repairing entry points. Removing debris, repairing nest sites, decontaminating droppings and urine.

Rodent Pest Control

Rats and mice are typical pest animals in a home. Proximity to water and buildings with plenty of entry holes allow the pests to travel freely and breed rapidly. In homes, a mouse or rat may contaminate food with waste, spread disease, and destroy property. To effectively get rid of rats you need to control the population. Female rats can have six litters in one year (mice can have up to 35 babies in one year). The wildlife technician will determine the best type of trap, placement of trap, and the best bait to use.

Inspection- Noises such as scurrying and rat or mouse droppings most prominent signs you have a rodent infestation
Rat and Mice Trapping- Variety of traps available. Strategically place and baited to catch target animal.
Repairs- caulking cracks, capping chimneys, installing mesh over vents.

Bat Control & Removal

Bats will enter attics to roost in large groups. As a protect species, special consideration must be made for bat control in Kansas..
Inspection- Small squeaking sounds. Piles of droppings in one corner of the house or attic. Stains on walls and strong ammonia smell.
Trapping & Removing- Generally you can only remove a bat if it’s in the livable part of your home. Most likely one-way doors will be employed once the bats offspring have reached maturity.
Repairs- Sealing entry points. Disinfecting area under roost from accumulation of guano. 

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.

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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