Q&A with Local Franchisees Jeff Archer and Tom Brungardt:
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
We address a lot of Bat situation in the Kansas City Metro along with Squirrels and Raccoons in the attic spaces. We also do a fair amount of Rodent(Mice/Rats) and Bird Control. Occasionally we receive call on skunks or groundhogs digging around homes and yards.
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.
Critter Control of Kansas City offers a scale of wildlife control services to ensure your problem is solved correctly. Our solutions are long term and will keep wildlife animals out of your home for good. Trust Critter Control of Kansas City to solve your wildlife control problem quickly! Our methods are proven and safe, getting rid of the wildlife in your home quickly and in a humane manner.
Wildlife Issues in Kansas City, MO
As it continues to grow, the Kansas City metropolitan area attracts both people and wildlife pests. Lush landscapes watered by the Missouri River and an influx of residents mean animals can find water, food, and shelter in abundance in local neighborhoods.
Squirrels in Missouri
Squirrels can live in almost any habitat, including urban areas like the Kansas City metropolitan area of Missouri. Large nests of these pests are a problem when they girdle trees or bury nuts and seeds in yards. Gray and fox squirrels, both common in the region, may dig hundreds of small holes to store food for winter.
If a squirrel moves into an attic or wall void, it can become a serious issue. Squirrels may create loud thumps and scratching noises early in the morning that go on for hours. In addition, these animals chew through insulation and wiring, leading to costly damage and even fires. Their waste produces stains and foul odors.
Raccoons & Opossums
Many Kansas City area homeowners have woken up to the sound of something crashing around outside at night, only in time to catch a glimpse of a furry critter foraging through their garbage. Raccoons and opossums are the most common culprits of this nuisance behavior and will almost always return to where they've found a food source before.
Both raccoons and opossums can become agitated and aggressive when approached or cornered, so keep your distance and give us a call instead. We can help you trap your pesky nighttime visitors and give you suggestions and solutions to prevent them from returning in the future.
Bat Sounds and Smells
Attics tend to be dark, quiet, and safe from predators. As a result, bats love to roost in these spaces. Colonies rouse in the evening to hunt for food. Shuffling and squeaking noises the pests make as they enter and leave often disturb homeowners. In addition, bat poop collects quickly, leading to foul odors and other issues.
More Urban Pests
The hefty population of the Kansas City metropolitan area draws scavenging coyotes that will dig through trash or scrounge in backyard for a meal. Though naturally wary of humans, these animals can adapt to live in cities. A coyote rarely bites people or larger pets, though they may turn hostile if cornered or threatened.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
Residential Services We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:
- Chimney Swifts
- Flying Squirrels
- Ground Squirrels
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Stinging Insects
- Yellow Jackets
- Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
Serving the following locations:By County: Buchanan County, Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County and Platte County.
Kansas City, MO
For Wildlife Control Near You in Missouri, Call: (816) 363-8727
The Kansas City, MO franchise is independently licensed and operated by Jeff Archer Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of Kansas City, MO.