If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Jefferson City home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Missouri wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Jefferson City, and I recommend the following:
Kellys Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 573-303-9166
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Cole County Animal Services: (573) 634-6429
Kellys Wildlife Control specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Missouri also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Kellys Wildlife Control is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 573-303-9166
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully Missouri and Cole County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
Kellys Wildlife Control is a full-service Jefferson City wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Jefferson City pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Kellys Wildlife Control performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Jefferson City wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Missouri to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to Missouri law. We offer Jefferson City raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Kellys Wildlife Control. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Jefferson City squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Jefferson City exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Jefferson City rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Missouri is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Jefferson City pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Jefferson City bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Jefferson City trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Jefferson City wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. Kellys Wildlife Control does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Kellys Wildlife Control. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. Kellys Wildlife Control
also provides dead animal removal in Jefferson City. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Jefferson City snake removal - most of the snakes in Missouri are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Jefferson City. And remember, we are a private business, not Cole County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (573) 634-6429.
Cole County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Kellys Wildlife Control
Cell Phone: 573-303-9166
Jefferson City Wildlife Tip #1:
How to remove a dead rodent in the attic - Let me set the scene: you are sat in your house enjoying the Sunday morning papers, or doing laundry, or sitting in the tub and all of a sudden, you smell something that really does not smell great! What on earth was that? The smell dissipates and you go about your normal day, putting it down to something outside. The next day, you smell the same smell, but this time, it lasts for longer! What is that?! After a couple more days, the smell gets worse and worse, and it is very clear - that smell is coming from somewhere in your house! Ladies and gentleman, this could be a dead rodent living in your attic. Of course, the first step is to have a good sniff around to try and figure out where that stench is coming from - the attics and the basement are the first places that you should check out. You will often find that the insulation and other things in this area of the home means that it doesn't smell quite so bad, even though the animal has actually died there. You will have to take a few steps to sniff out the creature, and this could take a bit of practice. This is why many people tend to hire a wildlife expert - they will be much more knowledgeable. You will often find that the creature will have died in the insulation or under boards, so you should expect to do a bit of digging! Wearing gloves have a good pry around until you have found the carcass of the animal. This is not going to be a pretty side, and you will need a strong, sealable bag, or a large garbage bag that you can tie up at least. Chuck the carcass in the bag; holding your breath is going to be a good idea! If it has contaminated any of the boards or insulation around it, you are going to want to bag that up as well - otherwise you are essentially leaving the stench there. You should choose to get rid of your dead rodent in a way that is legal and final, and some people find that incinerating the creature is often the best idea to avoid attracting other rodents or problems.
Jefferson City Wildlife Tip #2:
Coral snake - The coral snake is a beautiful snake of average size. It has a pattern of black, red, and yellow bands. Unlike all other North American vipers, the coral snake does not have a triangular head, slit-like pupils, or heat sensing pits. The coral snake's venom sacks are not attached to its fangs, another difference between it and conventional vipers. The venom used by this animal is neurotoxic, meaning it will cause a breakdown in the nervous system of the body, eventually ceasing heart and lung function. Most venomous snakes in North America use hemotoxic venom, a poison that affects living tissue around the site of the wound and throughout the bloodstream. Unfortunately, the coral snake's coloration makes it a prime target for young children. This is how most bites happen; the snake is not aggressive unless it is harassed. Because the coral snake's venom seeps into a wound from glands adjacent to the teeth, venom administration is dependent on the time the animal remains attached to its victim. It is not true that the coral snake must bite repeatedly. Multiple bites will facilitate more venom, but the snake can create the same effect by remaining attached to a single location.
Missouri Wildlife Information:
Missouri State bird: Eastern bluebird
State mammal: Missouri mule
State reptile: Three-toed box turtle
State amphibian: North American bullfrog
State fish: Channel catfish, paddlefish
State insect: European honeybee
Missouri is a state that is wetter than most people think. It was originally classified as a southern state, and eventually became grouped with the states in the Midwest. As far as Midwest states go, however, it is full of wet grasslands which gradually culminate through foothills into the Ozark Mountains. Though much of the landscape is flat, the region has a fair amount of forest. It is humid with hot summers and cold winters.
A state with such ample grasslands is bound to have a good number of large grazing animals, and Missouri definitely fits the bill. This state has white-tailed deer, elk, and American bison. The bison, which are growing in popularity for food consumption around the globe, are in both wild and semi-wild herds. Their numbers are significantly less than when they roamed the plains hundreds of years before pioneers came through.
No predators are large enough in Missouri to take down a full-sized bison, though sick adults and young calves will occasionally be prey for coyotes or mountain lions. It is rare to see a mountain lion out on the plains; in fact, it is rare to see one of the big cats at all. The species vanished from Missouri in the 1970's only to reappear in the mid 1990's. The game commission in the state does not feel there is a breeding population of the cats, and any cougar sightings are animals that have come in from other states.
Another creature that enjoys life out in the grasslands is the badger. These aggressive, intimidating animals are excellent diggers, and they live primarily off a diet of rodents found in prairie grass. The badger can be a fierce protector of its den, and people are advised to keep their distance from this critter.
There is, of course, no shortage of home invading species in Missouri. The state has an ample supply of raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks, porcupines, opossums, nutria, muskrats, and squirrels.
The wetlands in the region are home to a few animals that are slowly vanishing as the swamps dry up. The swamp rabbit is a critter found in the southern swamps of Missouri, and its numbers have been steadily declining as the wetlands get destroyed. Another species that is gradually going away is the alligator snapping turtle, a reptile that can grow to be 150 pounds.
You can always call Kellys Wildlife Control, any time of day, at 573-303-9166, for a price quote for Jefferson City wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Jefferson City, MO.