Preventing Wildlife Problems in Kansas City

Wildlife prevention is one of the most important services offered by our team at Critter Control of Kansas City. We stand out from our competition by taking great care to keep wildlife animals out by installing a variety of prevention methods. Our prevention work will depend on which animal is in your home or yard. Critter Control uses wildlife prevention methods that include habitat modifications and exclusion materials. Our species-specific prevention plan to keep wildlife off your property and out of your home!

Making Changes to Habitat

Commercial Grade Chimney Cap in Kansas City BusinessThe first step in preventing wildlife animals from getting into your home is making appropriate habitat modifications to your Kansas City property. Habitat modifications will make your property less appealing to your problem wildlife, so they'll have no real reason to spend time in your yard or home. Effective habitat modifications can include:

  • Removing water and food sources (including pet food & birdbaths)
  • Getting rid of potential nesting areas
  • Moving excessive brush 

How to Keep Wildlife Out

The most effective way to keep wildlife from entering your home is to install exclusion materials. Exclusion materials create a barrier between the wildlife animals outside and the interior of your home. Critter Control of Kansas City will locate all points of wildlife entry, seal them and install exclusion materials where it is necessary. This is the best approach for long-term wildlife control results. The exclusion points will depend upon the wildlife animal, but some of the most common animal exclusion points include:

  • Chimney –– Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting
  • Plumbing vents –– Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes
  • Roof and fascia spaces –– Poorly sealed points between roof and fascia invite animal entry
  • Roof vents –– Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents
  • Oven & bathroom exhaust vents –– Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out
  • Roof/Soffit intersection –– Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry
  • Holes in siding –– Repairing and reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation
  • Porch and deck –– Durable screening around the base prevents nesting animals
  • Trees and landscaping –– Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation

Professional Wildlife Prevention

While some wildlife may appear small and harmless—like rodents or bats—it is important to remember that there are many dangers associated with wildlife critters. Keep wildlife animals out of your Kansas City home for good by calling Critter Control of Kansas City at 913.912.8985. Protect your Kansas City home from wildlife dangers by wildlife-proofing your home today.