missouri team

Jeff Archer (Missouri Office)

Jeff has owned the Critter Control of Kansas City, MO office since 2001. He decided to expand his business area and purchased the Critter Control of Springfield, MO in 2006. He graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Wildlife Biology. Jeff has served on the Pest Management of Greater Kansas City board for 8 years, the Missouri Pest Management Association board for 5 years, and he is currently serving on the Critter Control Franchise Advisory Council for the Midwest region. Jeff is incredibly knowledgeable in wildlife control. He has been faced with so many different wildlife issues and very seldom does he not actually find a solution. He has impeccable communication skills and develops friendships with all of his customers.

Jeff’s favorite wildlife work is helping our technicians out in the field work to troubleshoot different wildlife situations that they might have difficulties with. He also enjoys the repelling work that some of our taller structured homes and buildings require.

Jeff, his wife, and two boys currently reside in North Kansas City, MO. When Jeff isn’t working he enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys spending time at the golf course or working on “honey-do” projects around his home. 

Kevin Mattson (Missouri Office)

Kevin has been with Critter Control since 2007. He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, where he played under a golf scholarship. Kevin has received his Certified Commercial Applicator License from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Kevin takes pride in the work that he does. He makes sure that every homeowner is just as pleased with his work as he would be on his own home projects. He has great communication skills. Kevin’s customers find him relatable and always tend to mesh well with is charming personality.

Kevin’s favorite wildlife job was when he helped his grandma by trapping a badger out in her cow pasture. The badger kept a close eye on him while he walked the pasture to set the trap. Kevin heard the badger growling at him as he set the trap. Later that day he checked the trap and sure enough, Kevin caught him! Another job that stood out to Kevin was a rat job in Kansas City. This rat had become so smart that Kevin had to do an “undercover mission” with the owner to actually watch the rat to see where it was traveling during the night. They were able to catch the rat while they were hiding at the customer’s home. 

Kevin currently resides in North Kansas City, MO. When Kevin isn’t working, you’ll find him out on the golf course during all seasons of the year. He’s even been seen at the driving range in the snow! Now that’s dedication!

Colton Mattson (Missouri Office)

Colton has been with Critter Control since 2014. Colton has received his Certified Commercial Applicator License from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Colton is a meticulous employee who does his absolute best at inspecting and exploring all possible options at every job he goes out to. He is a hard worker and a fast learner.

Colton’s favorite type of work at Critter Control would be with the animals that are entering into customer’s attic spaces. Colton uses the inspection technics he learned in his training to determine the entry point for the animals and set the trap to remove them. He finds this type of work rewarding when he sees the relief that it brings his customers when the animals have been removed from their home.

Colton currently resides in North Kansas City. When Colton isn’t working, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and basketball. 

Musashi “Moose” Kato (Missouri Office)

Musashi is a wildlife technician and has been with Critter Control since 2015. Musashi attended Mid-American Nazarene University where he received his B.A. in Business Management. Musashi also has his Certified Commercial Applicator License from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Musashi is a great listener. This is a very important trait to have when doing this line of work. He works hard the task at hand and is always determined to complete the job with high quality.

Musashi’s favorite type of work at Critter Control would be with the trapping of moles. He concentrates on the patterns they make through the ground and is able to properly manage the traps to remove the problem animals. Judging from his most recent catches, he’s pretty good at catching them!

Musashi currently resides in Platte City with his wife and their two kids. When Musashi isn’t working, he enjoys watching the Kansas City Royals with is family! 

Ethan Adams (Missouri Office)

Ethan has been with Critter Control since 2015. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University where he received his Bachelors in Psychology. Ethan has received his Certified Commercial Applicator License from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Ethan is very thorough with his inspections and uses his dashing personality to ensure the customer is comfortable with how the wildlife issue at their home is solved. He is a hard worker and completes every project with great knowledge and consideration.

Ethan’s favorite wildlife job he does would be the mole jobs. He enjoys going to the job and finding exactly where the activity is located and it is gratifying to set the traps to capture them. The trap setting and checking can be time-consuming, but the actual capture is very rewarding to him.

Ethan, his wife, and two children currently reside in North Kansas City, MO. When Ethan isn’t working, he loves spending time with his family. He spends a lot of his time taking his daughter to gymnastics and chasing his son around at top speed all day. 

Cody Lang (Missouri Office)

Cody is a repair technician and has been with Critter Control since 2016. Cody attended Missouri Valley College and he has his Certified Commercial Applicator License from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Cody is great at making the customer comfortable with our process. He enjoys conversation and helps guide the customer on how their wildlife issue will be handled by Critter Control. He is an efficient worker and makes sure that the customer is receiving the best possible outcome every time.

Cody’s favorite type of work at Critter Control would be with the trapping of groundhogs. He enjoys the task of figuring out where the groundhog is burrowing and the proper trap placement to remove the animal from the property. He says that he “loves hearing them chuckle or whistle”, which is where they get their nickname “whistling pig”.

Cody currently resides in Gallatin, Missouri with his girlfriend and two children. When Cody isn’t working or spending time with his kids, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing. 

Reece Preston (Missouri Office)

Reece is a repair technician and has been with Critter Control since 2015. Reece attended Maple Woods Community College and he has his Certified Commercial Applicator License from the Missouri Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program. Reece is very good at customer service with our company. He is a great listener and helps to guide the customer in the best direction to help with a solution to their wildlife issues. He keeps a positive attitude throughout his day and always seems to have a smile on his face.

Reece’s favorite type of work at Critter Control would be with the trapping of groundhogs. He finds it interesting to investigate their activity and to determine the best place for the trap to be placed. He says that it’s “cool to hear them whistle”, which is where they get their nickname “whistling pig”.

Reece currently resides in North Kansas City with his wife of 10 years and their two boys. When Reece isn’t working, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.

Kansas Team

Kansas Critter Control team

The Kansas City Critter Control team is happy to serve your toughest wildlife control problems! Give us a call today and schedule your appointment. Our professionals are knowledgeable and experienced in all wildlife and pest associated problems.

Tom Brungardt - Critter Control Owner

Tom Brungardt (Kansas Office)

Tom is the original owner/operator of Critter Control of Kansas City since 1988. He grew up on a farm outside of Chapman Kansas. Tom studied biology at Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City Kansas and did his graduate studies at Emporia State University in environmental biology. He and his wife Regina were one of the early Critter Control franchise offices. Tom is a certified pest control applicator for Kansas and Missouri. He served several years on the Kansas pest management association board and is presently serving as the Western regions franchise advisory representative for Critter Control Corporate. Tom has always greatly enjoyed the challenges of resolving people and wildlife conflicts: "We have so many great customers that are a joy to work with, and they are so appreciative to us for the work we do. We are blessed with a great staff and community."

Tom and his wife Regina, of 32 years, are still in the process of raising their seven children and enjoy hunting and fishing, along with other family activities.

John Critter Control Technician

John Whitford (Kansas Office)

John is a native to Kansas City. He worked in the wireless industry for 10 years before coming to Critter Control. This is his 9th year with us. He is pest control certified in both Kansas and Missouri, in structural and wood destroying categories. John's most rewarding aspect of Crittering is problem-solving and customer satisfaction. On his personal time, John enjoys traveling and concerts.

Dave Wildlife Technician

Dave Gleason (Kansas Office)

A California native, Dave served our country in the Army and spent almost 10 years in the pest control industry before coming to Critter Control in early 2014. Dave is always detail oriented and well prepared. Dave enjoys disc golf and visits back west to his family.

Cooper Wildlife Technician

Mike Cooper (Kansas Office)

Mike, AKA Cooper, was raised in Lee's Summit, Missouri. In the pest control industry for over 6 years now, Cooper has been with Critter Control since 2015. Mike's favorite facet of our profession is problem-solving and "bringing peace and quiet" back to our customers home. Cooper "doesn't like his job, he LOVES it". We are blessed with a great team that prioritizes others first. Mike's hobby is working with wood.

Sean Wildlife Technician

Sean O'Daniels (Kansas Office)

Sean grew up in Iowa and completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Graceland University of Iowa. He has lived in Independence Missouri since 2002. Sean joined our Critter Control team in 2003 as a wildlife technician. He is a certified pest control technician in the structural category. In 2008 Sean completed the Missouri Master Naturalist program and remained with us until 2013 when, with the help of a Critter Control Corporate grant, left to continue studies at the University of Missouri studying woodpecker vision physiology. Sean attained a Masters Degree in Wildlife Science in 2015. After a stint with USDA Wildlife Services, he returned full time to our office in January 2018.

Sean, his wife, daughter, and critter dog Sasha enjoy bird watching, fishing, and camping.

Carrie Wildlife Technician

Carrie Haywood (Kansas Office)

Carrie, raised in rural southern Missouri and mother of 2, moved to the metro 5 year ago and started working for Critter Control. Carrie is certified in structural pest control and will be finishing her business management degree this year. Her favorite critter story is about the first time she removed 5 tiny newborn skunks. "They were so cute".

Andrew Wildlife Technician

Andrew Revis (Kansas Office)

Andrew has spent most of his life in Alaska. He came to work with us in 2016. Andrew specializes and heads up our mole control programs. He is also certified in structural pest control. His hobbies include disc golf.

Ashton Wildlife Technician

Ashton Revis (Kansas Office)

Ashton was raised in Shawnee Kansas. He started part-time with Critter Control in 2013. Ashton became full time in 2017. His favorite part of this profession is working on roofs and attics. Ashton is our go-to for an extra hand on a project.

Ashton's off-duty time is filled with disc golf, video gaming, and a saltwater fish collection.