If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Lawrence 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 Lawrence, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife Command Center
Cell Phone: 816-533-4170
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Douglas County Animal Services: 785-832-7590
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 Douglas 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 Lawrence wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Lawrence 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.
Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Lawrence 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 Lawrence trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Lawrence 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 Lawrence. 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence. And remember, we are a private business, not Douglas County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at 785-832-7590.
Douglas County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife Command Center
Cell Phone: 816-533-4170
Lawrence Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of poison will kill a raccoon or groundhog? Extermination is a road that you probably aren't going to want to go down when it comes to removing a raccoon or groundhog from your life, although you would be forgiven for thinking about. As yet, there are no registered poisons that have been deemed safe and humane to kill a raccoon or groundhog, which is why you should look at other extermination methods, such as using kill traps. This is even more so the case if you want your raccoon or groundhog to have a somewhat humane death. Usually, rat poison is used to kill a raccoon or groundhog, and although it might work, it will generally take a long time, in some cases - 4 weeks or more. As you can probably imagine, this will be a long and painful death, with the animal suffering with related conditions of the poisoning, rather than the poisoning itself - blood loss, internal bleeding and even anemia. These are all things that have proven to be very painful - is it really worth it? You are already ending the raccoon or groundhog's life; do you really want to put it through that much pain beforehand? There are so many risk factors that you are going to need to put some serious thought into if you decide to use poison. Firstly, are your children going to be safe? Secondly, are you going to kill your dog or cat, or even other household pets in the community? Thirdly, could you be the cause of secondary poisoning? This is when a predator eats the carcass of the raccoon or groundhog that has died as a result of poisoning, thus transferring the poisoning residue to another animal. This could potentially kill wildlife that you may actively be encouraging into your garden. If you really want to get rid of that raccoon or groundhog, there are so many other options open to you that poisoning should really be a last resort, especially if you are not willing to put your time and effort into researching it first.
Lawrence Wildlife Tip #2:
Dead wild animal smell under your house - There is nothing worse than figuring out you have a mini animal invasion in your home. That is, of course, unless the reason you have discovered that you have an animal invasion in your home is by the smell that a rotting carcass leaves behind. This means many things - firstly, you have a rotting animal somewhere in your home that you possible will not be able to find. Secondly, the smell is awful and it will drive you bonkers. Thirdly - you are going to need to get rid of it, and this can take some figuring out, especially if the smell seems to be coming from the depths of your home. Thankfully, there are more than enough professionals out there to do this horrible and not in the slightest bit glamorous job for you, and this is the best way to deal with it, simply because you are likely to encounter many different problems along the way. The rotting smell is likely to stay in your home for months, and sometimes longer when the weather is warm, unless you get rid of it. You are also going to need to dispose of material that your dead wild animal will have come into contact with, not only because the dead animal may have stained it, but also because the smell will linger. On top of that, this smell is going to attract other things that will more than likely cause problems, for example, attracting mice, rats, beetles, insects, flies and the diseases that these can bring. You will also find that your wild animal will probably have come with a host of problems such as mites, fleas and ticks, and these are going to need to find new homes in the shape of your household cat or dog.
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 Lawrence wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Lawrence, KS.