Critter Control in Jefferson City

Critter Control of Central Missouri is a full-service nuisance wildlife control company that looks to resolve your wildlife issue from start to finish. We not only look at what your current situation is and what it will take to address it but also what can be done to prevent a future or similar issue down the road.

Many of the nuisance wildlife issues we see in the Central Missouri area could have been avoided with some reasonable prevention to vulnerable areas on homes and businesses that we commonly see critters exploit and enter.  Part of every inspection where the animal(s) are entering a structure includes addressing these common entry points.

Bat Removal in Jeff City

Bats may move into Missouri neighborhoods during any season. They often enter houses through uncapped chimneys, holes in roofs, or open doors and windows. Indoor roosts are dangerous since bat droppings can contain a certain type of mold. If inhaled, spores may lead to the respiratory disease histoplasmosis.

Squirrels in Attic Removal

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 potentially transmit diseases.

Raccoon Removal in Jefferson City

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 trash 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.

Chipmunk Control in Jefferson City

A chipmunk infestation, on the other hand, mostly causes damage. These pests ruin well-kept lawns with their holes and burrows.

Skunk Control

Skunks typically invade Jefferson City yards in search for food and a safe place to burrow. Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations which can lead to structural damage. To avoid a skunk’s spray rely on professional handling and skunk trapping. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property.

Skunks can thrive in urban and suburban settings because they tolerate living near humans. Skunks typically invade yards in search of food or a safe place to burrow. Females skunks give birth in May or June in Missouri. Beforehand, they create a den to give birth to two to ten kits. Skunks are not true hibernators. If the weather is above freezing, skunks can be active at night.

Sheds, porches, and foundations make ideal burrowing locations. A skunk den can lead to structural damage.
Generally docile, the greatest threat people and pets face is the spray from a skunk. To avoid a skunk’s spray rely on professional handling and skunk trapping. Removing food supplies is one of the most effective ways to prevent a skunk from entering your property.

Opposum Control

Opossums are not prone to aggression. They pose the greatest threat to your garden, but they will eat almost anything. Opossums do carry diseases and host parasites like mites, roundworms, flukes, and tapeworms.

Opossums will also look for safe nesting areas under decks, inside garages, or under foundations. Sealing ground level entrances and burying wire mesh are effective ways to keep opossums out. If an opossum makes its way into your attic, either a cage trap or direct capture are humane removal strategies.

Critter Control of Central Missouri

Critter Control of Central Missouri offers wildlife removal and pest control in Jefferson City. It has been in business since 2005 and locally owned and operated by Peter Riney and his family since 2009. Bringing over 17 years of wildlife management experience in this industry and the support and knowledge of a national company that has over 40 years’ experience and hundreds of certified pest, bird, and wildlife management specialists on staff, Critter Control has the personnel, experience, and knowledge to resolve your wildlife issue no matter how large or small.

The Central Missouri franchise now has four trucks and five additional employees serving Columbia, Jefferson City, Moberly, Fulton, Boonville, Ashland, Mexico, and many other mid-Missouri towns. We strive to provide the most complete, honest, and lasting solutions for your pest and wildlife needs. From birds and bats at a school or hospital to squirrels or raccoons in a residential attic, we can solve your wildlife issue the first time.

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