Lenexa, Kansas, Wildlife Removal and Pest Control Company

Your Trusted, and Local, Professionals

If you have wildlife problem such as bats, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, moles, or pests such as ants, termites, bed bugs in your Lenexa home or business —  we can help. We pride ourselves on NOT being a national franchise. We are local professionals with a biologist on staff and have been providing quality service at fair prices since 1989. We are licensed,  insured, and trusted — and we have over 500 positive Google reviews. If you need repair services along with wildlife removal: we are one of the only wildlife organizations in Lenexa that provide quality repair services – saving you the hassle of finding and hiring a contractor.

If you need Lenexa wildlife removal or pest control — give us a call at (816) 769-3106 or use the contact form. We will reply to your message.

SOME STORIES

National Franchise quotes $18k for attic insulation from mice ?! | Click to Expand

A KCMO homeowner called us because they wanted a second opinion before spending $18,000 with an unnamed National Franchise having their attic insulation replaced due to mouse droppings.

First, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. $18,000 for insulating a house? We've insulated businesses and churches that cost $18,000 or more, but a house? That sounds very high.

Second, mouse droppings?! Sure, no one likes droppings, but let's be reasonable here: mouse droppings are not hazardous. When we say that bat and raccoon droppings/feces/guano are hazardous, we're not simply promoting our services or trying to scare people into calling us - bat and raccoon droppings are hazardous to humans. The CDC lists those hazards on their website. But mouse droppings? First, ok, yes, make sure you don't have active mice. Then second, sure, clean that "stuff" up where you see the mess - but you don't have to throw out thousands of dollars of insulation in your attic and bring in new insulation due to mice.

As I said, the homeowner called us because they wanted a second opinion before spending $18,000 with the unnamed National Franchise. We offer free inspections for insulation estimates only. All our inspections include entering the attic to inspect for any signs of animal or pest activity as well as evidence of damage, such as wire damage, flex tube damage (very common if squirrels or raccoons are present), etc. Our job is to protect your home. Each technician will take pictures to show the homeowner what was found. We can email or text these pictures to the customer for future reference. 

We went out and inspected the attic and provided the homeowner with a report along with our recommendations.

What did we find? Two little mouse droppings. That's it. This is not what would be considered an infestation, and even if there was a larger quantity let's not forget that, despite any type of waste being unclean and unpleasant, mouse droppings are not hazardous. You don't have to throw EVERYTHING out. Only in EXTREME situations would we even consider removing attic insulation because of a mouse infestation. 

The homeowner called us up later in the day, expressing appreciation for the professionalism and expertise demonstrated by our technician, and saying that they are ending their business relationship with the unnamed National Franchise and will only call us in the future for any type of pest or animal control need.

What's sad about this situation is that this is not an isolated instance. We've heard and seen this before. It's too bad that not all businesses choose to conduct themselves in an ethical and honorable fashion. Whether the franchise was simply being greedy and purposely trying to take advantage of this homeowner, or whether the franchise innocently thought that mice droppings were hazardous and doesn't know what they are doing - neither one of those bodes well for the franchise.

For us? What more can we do besides be here, and available. We're continuing to conduct business the way we have for over 30 years. We might be considered "old school" because we're not greedy and are not quoting high prices for unnecessary work and have spent years studying and gaining knowledge and experience in this arena, but we believe that, in the long run, this is the proper way to do business.

A bat removal story | Click to Expand

A homeowner in Lee’s Summit used an Unnamed National Franchise to remove bats from their attic in the summer of 2022. They received a one-year warranty. The bats were back in the summer of 2023 and when they called the Unnamed National Franchise, they were (correctly) told that bats cannot be removed during summer, and to call back in August (in the summertime bats are taking care of their young, and if the adults are locked out of the attic the babies will die for lack of care - trust us, you don't want hungry baby bats in your attic that are not being taken care of). When they called back to the Unnamed National Chain in August, they were told that their one-year warranty had just expired.

Frustrated with the Unnamed National Franchise, they called us. We found the very small hole the bats were using (top left photo) – a clue was the little specks of bat guano on the wall of the house (see photo). We installed a one-way door to seal the hole and lock the bats out. When the bats were all out of the attic we then removed the one-way door and sealed the hole. Because bat guano is a hazardous material, we inspected the attic to see if the insulation needed to be replaced – but the good news is that the homeowners caught the bat problem soon enough that the insulation was OK and did not need to be replaced.

The moral of the story here? If you do not want to hire a national franchise, contact us - local professionals who have been in business since the 1980's. We live here, we work here, and we love the Kansas City area.

Squirrel-damaged solar panels | Click to Expand

The homeowner contacted us about a squirrel problem. They have three groups of solar panels and one section went out. The homeowner was aware that a squirrel was often on the roof but didn’t know that there was a squirrel nest under one of the panels until the solar panel repairman noticed the nest.

Squirrels like to gnaw on wires and that’s exactly what this particular squirrel had been doing.

We went out to remove the squirrel nest and the squirrel. When we were on the roof the squirrel was also staying nearby under the solar panels on the roof (the photo shows the nest with the squirrel nearby); the close proximity of the squirrel to us and the nest made us suspect this may be a female with an active nest of babies.

As we carefully removed the nest we found several young kits, even though it was a little early in the Kansas City area to have squirrel kits (squirrels typically breed twice a year with kits born in March/April and also August/September). We kept the babies close and warm.

We set a live trap on the roof and shortly after the mother squirrel was in the trap (second photo). We were then able to safely relocate the mother and her kits.

But this story doesn't end with relocating the squirrel and her kits. Something unique about us is that we also provide quality repair and mitigation services - saving homeowners from finding a general contractor or having to DIY. With animals, you're generally dealing with damage that needs to be repaired (wires fixed by the solar panel company), and then blocking access so that animals do not gain access again. We carefully installed a quality preventative measure to keep squirrels from ever being a problem again (see photos three and four).

If you have solar panels on your roof it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for squirrels frequently near the panels. It’s not a problem to have a squirrel occasionally run across your roof, but if a squirrel is often near your panels there may be a nest, and because squirrels like to gnaw wires there is a good chance you may end up with damage. Contact us if squirrels are causing you problems.

Finding raccoons in the attic too late | Click to Expand

This is a great example of what can happen with undetected animals living in your attic or home. A family of raccoons got into this house's attic and was living there, unnoticed, for quite some time. The weight of the animals' waste (both urine, and feces) built up to the point where the living room ceiling completely collapsed. 

The good news is that we were able to completely remediate everything for the homeowners, and it was all covered by insurance. Yet the moral remains: if you hear something odd in your attic, make sure to get it checked out sooner, rather than later.

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Hi there, I'm Steve, the Owner of Catch-It, and I personally handle all incoming inquiries from the website. If you have a question or need help, send me a message via the form below and I'll be in touch with you soon (often the same day). If your query is urgent, please give us a call at (816) 769-3106.

Steve Painter, Owner, Catch-It Wildlife and Pest

    Why Choose Catch-It?

    Over 30 years in business and 500+ Google reviews!

    You can call a big national franchise with high employee turnover and inflated prices - or you can call us, local experts who have been doing this for almost 35 years and have thousands of satisfied customers here in Lenexa/the Kansas City area.

    True experts!

    We can identity different types of animals, often by reviewing the damage our customers have experienced. The mitigation/removal approach we take varies per animal, species, and even customer. We have been doing specialty wildlife and pest control work for decades and have seen it all. We've solved every animal and pest problem that exists -- don't hesitate to reach out and let us help you.

    We love animals!

    We love animals, which is why we have a biologist on staff. Before hiring any Wildlife Control company (whether they are a National Franchise or a small one-person operation that's been in business 2 years) you should ask if they have a biologist on their team!

    Not only do we love animals, but we want to see them live happy, safe lives. Our preferred method of animal control is always safe and humane relocation. If lethal methods are required we carefully utilize humane methods approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Lenexa, KS City Information and Sources

    nexa, Kansas, is located in the heart of Johnson County, is a city that blends modern living with rich historical roots. Founded in 1869 on land originally owned by members of the Shawnee Tribe, Lenexa has grown into a community with a population of over 57,434 residents. Known as the “City of Festivals,” Lenexa has numerous celebrations and events, drawing people from across the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and beyond.

    The city is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including raccoons, skunks, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, deer, and even some venomous snakes like copperheads. 

    Lenexa boasts a strong economy, supported by major employers such as United Parcel Service, Quest Diagnostics, and Kiewit Power Engineers Company. The city’s school districts (primarily the Shawnee Mission School District and Olathe Public School) provide quality education, and with a median household income of $101,074, Lenexa offers a high standard of living.

     Attractions like the Lenexa City Center, beautiful parks, and trails, along with quality roads and infrastructure, make Lenexa an attractive place to live. The city’s leadership in public safety, stormwater management, and community festivals has earned it high rankings in citizen satisfaction surveys.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you have the insurance to protect our home or business while you are working?
    Yes, we carry Workmen Compensation and General Liability insurance of $1 million.

    Are you properly licensed to do Wildlife Control work?
    Yes, we are licensed as required by any state and comply with all municipal, state, and federal laws. We can safely remove bats, raccoons, squirrels — any type of wildlife or pest.

    What type of training do you and your technicians have?
    Most of our Wildlife Technicians have a Wildlife Biology Degree, Biology Degree, Wildlife Management Degree, or degree in a very similar or relevant field. We also understand that learning is a never-ending process. We strive to keep abreast of the most recent technologies and techniques for resolving wildlife conflicts. We have been trapping animals for over 30 years.

    Will you do an inspection of our home to find what and where the problem is?
    Yes, we do a complete and thorough inspection of the exterior portion of the home. We may also check the home from the ground or roof if it is necessary. We will do whatever is needed to resolve your problem. If any other problem is found during this inspection, we will inform you of the situation and resolve the issue if requested. Examples would be bird entry points or any other animal infestation point.

    Will you inspect the attic also?
    Absolutely, we will check for any wiring that may have been gnawed on by animals or damaged by pests. We will notify you of any other problems when we discover them. (keep in mind that, while we do check for wire damage and we can handle general construction reparis, we are not electricians and do not handle electrical repairs)

    Can you repair the damage done to my home by animals or pests?
    Yes, we can complete most repairs. We install sheet metal over points of entry to prevent any future infestations. We also install chimney caps, roof vents, weather stripping, screen louvered vents, replace wood shingles and install bird-proof covers over dryer and bathroom vents. Of course, this is only a sampling of what we may do – we will do whatever is neccessary within our means to repair the damage.

    Do you use lethal methods on wildlife?
    Yes, we use lethal and live trapping methods. In most situations the lethal methods are the most efficient. Also, by using this method there will be no fear of the animal returning to cause further problems for you or your neighbors. Lethal methods are the norm in the wildlife control industry.

    When an animal is caught when will it picked up?
    Traps are checked 7 days a week, once every 24 hours. Customers are asked to contact their Wildlife Technician once an animal is in a trap that has been placed. If you contact your technician, the animal will be picked up the same day and usually within thirty minutes to an hour. Times may vary, yet picking up animals as quickly as possible is one of our top priorities!