If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Olathe home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in Kansas 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 Olathe, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife Command Center
Cell Phone: 816-533-4170
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Johnson County Animal Services: 913-971-6362
Wildlife Command Center specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. Kansas also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and Wildlife Command Center 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 816-533-4170
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 Kansas and Johnson 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
Wildlife Command Center is a full-service Olathe wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Olathe pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. Wildlife Command Center 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.
Olathe wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in Kansas 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 Kansas law. We offer Olathe raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at Wildlife Command Center. 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 Olathe 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 Olathe 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 Olathe rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. Kansas 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 Olathe pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Olathe 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 Olathe trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Olathe 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. Wildlife Command Center does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by Wildlife Command Center. 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
. Wildlife Command Center
also provides dead animal removal in Olathe. 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 Olathe snake removal - most of the snakes in Kansas are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Olathe. And remember, we are a private business, not Johnson County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 913-971-6362.
Johnson County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife Command Center
Cell Phone: 816-533-4170
Olathe Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of damage can a possum do? - The possum is a weird and wonderful creature with a very interesting history and some rather bizarre biological facts. On top of this however, it also has the uncanny ability to make pretty much any place its home, making it one of the fastest growing problems in the United States. This animal will live practically anywhere, from the attic of your home, to the basement, the walls, the porch and under the patios, and even in outbuildings such as external toilets, garages and sheds. It would be safe to assume that this creature, once it has inhabited your home or land, is going to be a real pain in the backside. You need to first have a look at how big the possum is - around the same size as your run of the mill house cat. Now multiply the problems that you would find with a housecat by tend and you have some idea of the destruction that can be caused. The possum will have no problems tipping over your garbage can while trying to have a good rummage through the contents. It also has some pretty mean looking teeth and incredibly sharp claws which means your screen doors are going to meet their match, as well as the dry wall in your home, electrical wiring, personal possessions and much more. Of course, it would be wrong to talk about the damage that a possum can do without first taking into consideration the diseases that this animal can carry, as well as the fact that it is often a carrier of fleas, ticks and mites. Also, on top of all of these things, your possum is likely to die in your home which is going to require a pretty heft clean up job, in some cases as far as ripping out insulation and hacking down your drywall!
Olathe Wildlife Tip #2:
Skunk animal control in the USA - Animal control is widely available to most people in the United States, the exception being folks in very rural settings. If you live in an area where there isn't a local wildlife removal company, you may need to take on trapping and removal yourself. Even if you live in the north where people shy away from cold weather, nuisance animals will find you and your property. The best thing you can do is look for a national directory. National directories will list professionals by state, and the website that provides the contact information often requires certain credentials before advocating that particular company. If you have questions, or if you just need someone to talk you through an animal issue, you can call one of the listings and see what they recommend. Sometimes, with a little research and know-how, trapping and removal of pest critters can be done by the homeowner. There are certain situations, like trapping and removal of skunks, where the homeowner might want to leave the risky task up to the experts. If you're still not able to find a local company, call your police department and inquire about who they use for animal related issues.
Kansas Wildlife Information:
Kansas State mammal: American bison
State reptile: Ornate box turtle
State amphibian: Barred tiger salamander
State insect: European honey bee
Kansas was once home to the highest number of Native American tribes in the United States (before it became the United States). Those tribes either lived in permanent locations along the river channels or were nomadic, hunting bison and following the herds. Wild bison are no longer present in Kansas, such was the complete devastation brought on by over-hunting and conversion of prairie into farmland. Approximately two-thirds of the state exists in the Great Plains, while the last third is essentially comprised of forests and gentle hills. Residents of the state call it 'flat as a pancake', and recent studies have proven them correct; Kansas is considered the flattest state in the country. While that point is debatable based on measuring techniques, it doesn't change the fact that most of the animals in this region are those that thrive in open spaces. Kansas is warm and wet as well as warm and dry, all depending on which area of the state you reside in. Snowfall is common, and severe weather is often a daily occurrence. Not only does Kansas suffer from violent thunderstorms, those storms often dredge up dangerous hail and tornados.
Like bison, other animals have been extirpated from Kansas including mountain lions, gray wolves, black bears, and grizzly bears. Now, the most prominent predators in the state are coyotes and bobcats. These mid-level predators have a variety of small animals to feast on, leaving the large grazers often off the radar.
Large animals in Kansas are elk, white-tailed deer, pronghorns, and mule deer. Moose were once native to the state but have since been extirpated. Wild hogs are also present, and these are the most common hooved animals that fall prey to the carnivores.
Pest animals are numerous because of the high number of rodents living in a grass-oriented region. Kansas has an abundance of mice and rats including deer mice, cotton rats, woodrats, grey squirrels, fox squirrels, pocket gophers and prairie dogs.
If the rodents don't get you, the other pest animals just might. This state has plenty of raccoons, armadillos, skunks, badgers, minks, foxes, rabbits, hares, snakes, and bats. In fact, there are 16 different species of bats living in Kansas, waiting for a home with a warm, dry attic to sneak into.
You can always call Wildlife Command Center, any time of day, at 816-533-4170, for a price quote for Olathe wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Olathe, KS.