If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Topeka 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 Topeka, and I recommend the following:
Wildlife Command Center
Cell Phone: 816-533-4170
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Shawnee County Animal Services: (785) 368-9484
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 Shawnee 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 Topeka wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Topeka 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.
Topeka 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 Topeka 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 Topeka 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 Topeka 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 Topeka 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 Topeka pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Topeka 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 Topeka trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Topeka 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 Topeka. 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 Topeka 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 Topeka. And remember, we are a private business, not Shawnee County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (785) 368-9484.
Shawnee County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
Wildlife Command Center
Cell Phone: 816-533-4170
Topeka Wildlife Tip #1:
What is the most important thing about a nuisance wild animal? Although the nuisance wild animal is a creature that looks like it belongs in a kid's comical TV show or movie, it is actually an animal that will eventually drive you more than a little crazy. The cute yet unique looking exterior is an elaborate ploy for you to enjoy its presence in your home at first, only to be met with a vast amount of disappointment and annoyance once you realize what the animal is really all about! The most important thing that you will need to know about the nuisance wild animal is that it will not be a problem for you until it has no home of its own, then it is going to want to take over yours as best as it can. This may seem like a novelty at first, but once you have lived side by side with this creature for a few weeks, you will soon see the problems that it will bring along with it. The noise is going to be the first thing that annoys you - the nuisance wild animals will chat to each other, growl and bark at each other in a territory war, sneeze and call to its babies/mother, and that is before you even begin to think about it keeping you up at night with the incessant scuffling in and around your home or yard. The droppings is more than likely going to be the next problem - these both bring disease, will stain any roofing/wall/attic materials it comes into contact with, smells pretty awful and also can bring parasites. The nuisance wild animal may bring bugs which will affect your household and your pets - mites, ticks and fleas are a very common problem. Mess is something that is going to drive you mad, even if the above list of things doesn't. There is the damage that the nuisance wild animal is going to cause within your home, as well as the garbage can that it will knock over and the litter it will leave strewn about your yard as it struggles to find a source of food. In conclusion, it could be said that the most important thing to remember about the nuisance wild animal is that it won't cause you any problems until it tries to move into your home or yard, and at this point, you are going to have rather serious problems indeed!
Topeka Wildlife Tip #2:
Pregnant skunks in my house - It's always a difficult scenario when you're face with a pregnant skunk in the house. This critter has found your yard and a hole somewhere in your foundation or under your patio and has decided it would be a great location to raise a litter. This isn't uncommon; there are many wild animals that move into human homes to have their babies. The question is: How do you remove the skunk when its babies are hidden somewhere under your porch or building? When it comes to mother animals, professional intervention is always recommended. A mother skunk will be more inclined to protect and defend her territory than would a female skunk without babies. While you can still go about trapping the mother in the same manner, you need to be prepared for her to be more combative than if she were alone. A professional will come, trap the mother, and then do what is necessary to remove the babies. This often involves crawling under the building or using a tiny camera on a long pole to find the infants. Ideally, mother and babies are then relocated at the same time to a safe location.
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 Topeka wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Topeka, KS.