Critter Control of St. Joseph
Address: 1932 Frederick Ave. Suite B | St. Joseph, MO 64501
Phone: (816) 384-0142
Serving the St. Joseph Area
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Pest & Wildlife Pressure in St. Joseph, MO
Nature and Nuisances
Located near vast parkways and conservation areas, St. Joseph, MO, is an ideal place for anyone who loves the outdoors. However, these beautiful natural spaces often bring wildlife pests to both city and suburban homes.
Deer mice favor fields and pastures but will also nest in buildings or disused vehicles. When these rodents move into Missouri homes, cabins, and hunting lodges, they may bring disease as well. The pests are a source of hantavirus, which spreads through airborne pathogens in deer mouse waste.
Other rodents, such as house mice and Norway rats, may also pose problems for St. Joseph residents. These pests are more common in homes, and actually prefer to live near people. Both Norway rats and house mice contaminate stored food with their waste and create messy nests in homes.
Rodents are not the only pests that invade St. Joseph neighborhoods -- coyotes have readily adapted to urban settings in Missouri. These predators often hunt for small animals in yards and gardens. In addition, a hungry coyote will scavenge through garbage cans and steal pet food left outdoors.
While they typically keep their distance, coyotes may grow comfortable around people if actively fed by residents. When wild prey is scarce, these animals target poultry and even pets. Additionally, a coyote may see a larger dog as a threat, and violent conflicts can occur as a result.