Critter Control of Central Missouri offers a full-service wildlife control that includes repairing the damage caused by invading wildlife. After identifying your wildlife problem and removing the critter, your technician will assess the damage done and create an approach to repair it. We follow up on our work to ensure the problem is solved completely the first time.
Pest & Wildlife Pressure in Central Missouri
Offering few predators and abundant food sources, the cities and towns of Central Missouri appeal to raccoons and rats. As they become familiar with people, these pests grow bolder around neighborhoods and homes.
In yards, garden vegetables and trash cans provide meals for Norway rats, while debris piles give them places to live. This species burrows underground and can enter Central Missouri homes through foundation cracks or gaps around wires and pipes.
Once inside, rats cause property damage by chewing on walls, insulation, and wiring. They also contaminate food and countertops with their droppings. Due to their rapid breeding cycle, Norway rat populations quickly become a serious problem for homeowners.
Raccoons have adapted well to life in the Central Missouri suburbs. These pests nest in attics or chimneys, often damaging roofing and shingles as they claw their way indoors. A raccoon may also dig through garbage bags for food, leaving scattered trash that attracts other pests.
Another problem posed by raccoons is the threat of disease. These animals are rabies carriers in Missouri and can also spread illnesses such as canine and feline distemper to pets.
Mice droppings carry diseases. When foraging for food, mice can contaminate your food containers with their diseases and parasites, which can then be transferred to humans.
Squirrels in Attic
Squirrels are destructive animals and will cause a significant amount of damage in your attic in a short amount of time. A squirrel in the attic can create an electrical fire hazard, ruin insulation, and create a mess of droppings.
Moles in Lawns
Moles in the yard will create an unsightly amount of damage to your lawn. Since they tunnel so close to the surface, moles create trails of upturned dirt and kill grass.
The severity of damages will vary per wildlife species. Squirrel damage and mole damage call for completely different wildlife damage repairs. Critter Control of Central Missouri has experience in all types of damages caused by wildlife and the necessary methods to repair them.
Q&A with Local Franchisee:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Our most common issues are bats, squirrels, and raccoons in the attic. Birds in vents. Moles in the yard.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Many animals (like bats, groundhogs, and snakes) hibernate in our area, making winter a much slower season for us.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Running, walking, or scratching noises in the attic or walls. Small droppings that accumulate in a localized area in the spring and summer and continue to accumulate after they are cleaned up.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Squirrels have the ability to chew through and raccoons can tear off most building materials to access an attic space. Sturdy metal (like steel) is typically the most versatile and structural sound exclusion material to use for these animals.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
As soon as they think there may be an unwanted critter in the structure or on the property. Addressing the issue early will limit the damage and (hopefully!) make the solution less costly.