Quality and Eco-Aware Pest Control

At Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control we have been providing reliable Pest Control services in the Kansas City Metro Area since the 1980’s. We are NOT a national franchise, but are locally owned and operated. While we’re doing a bit of bragging, we’ll also mention this: not a single one of our local competitors has over 500 positive Google reviews – but we do!

What does “Eco-Aware” Pest Control mean? We have a variety chemical and treatment options, from eco, or green, treatments to traditional pesticides. Sometimes eco-friendly options are not as effective as a more traditional pesticide. That’s why our treatment plan is always customized to your unique situation and is why we use the term “Eco-Aware”. Do you have an infant who crawls on the floor and you don’t mind us needing to stop by for a second visit? Is someone in your home an asthmatic with breathing trouble? Is food prepared in the room we are treating? We will customize a treatment plan for your home or business.

We are fully licensed and insured for pest control.


Bees inside Chimney Removal | Click to Expand

Honeybee problems are rare, but they happen. There are over 400 species of bees local to the Kansas City area, with 3 invasive European honeybee species also present. Bees can create colonies within soffits, as well as within or behind brick or stone chimneys. Any cavity within a natural or manmade structure can be used by the bees to create a hive.

This particular job was in Raymore, MO. Bees had gotten inside a brick chimney through loose mortar, and, over the course of several years, had built a good-sized hive. The bricks had to be removed so we could safely remove and relocate the hive. What!? We removed and relocated the hive? We didn't just blast the bees?! Remember, we have a biologist on staff here at Catch-It and we've said that we care about our ecosystem -- those words are not just meaningless "marketing talk". The fact is that bees are an important part of our environment and ecology --- bees are so important that life as we know it would not be the same without them. We try to preserve honeybees anytime we can. While, frankly, it is not always practical or feasible to preserve them, we do try.

Back to our story... After removing and relocating the bees our next focus was on cleanup. All remaining pieces of the hive, as well as honey, has to be removed to prevent other insects from creating more problems in the future.

Once the clean up was complete we used a special sealant to block the odor to prevent any future infestation (photo below).

The final step (not pictured, and we're kicking ourselves for not getting a photo as it looked so good!) is to seal any vulnerable points of entry to prevent a future bee infestation and repair anything necessary related to the project. One of the benefits of choosing Catch-It is that we provide repair services - which saves you the hassle of locating a contractor to handle a repair project. In this case, we reinstalled the brick to repair and seal the chimney.

Cluster Flies in the rural Kansas City area | Click to Expand

Cluster Flies tend to be in rural areas throughout the Kansas City region. The fly looks like a house fly, but if you look closely (first photo) at the markings on the abdomen/back of the fly you will see a light and dark grey checkered pattern. Cluster Flies overwinter (hibernate) in houses while seeking warmth. On warm days, commonly spring but can be later in the summer or fall, they will suddenly become active and try to escape the house. While attempting to escape the house they are often found clustering around windows and doors (second photo).

Every year we receive a number of calls relating to cluster fly infestations. While cluster flies themselves are harmless, they are a nuisance: it’s not pleasant to have these hordes of these flies buzzing around your home. Our treatment plan for cluster flies involves treating indoors and outdoors. Sealing interior access points is important – vinyl siding that isn’t sealed well is a common culprit.

If you suddenly have hordes of flies in your home -- give us a call or send us a message. We’re happy to help resolve your pest problem.

Carpet Beetle infestation in Overland Park | Click to Expand

An Overland Park, Kansas, homeowner contacted us regarding a beetle infestation. She had literally hundreds of beetles in her window and wasn't sure what was going on. She had already cleaned most of them up when we took our photo (1st photo)

The beetles were carpet beetles -- dermestidae beetles to be exact. These little beetles are only about 1/8th of an inch long when full size (the 2nd photo shows the beetles a bit closer, although the focus was slightly off), and tend to feed on dry organic material.

This story is a good example of why pest control isn't about simply spraying chemicals all over the place (please DON'T ever hire a pest control company that simply sprays everywhere!)  - it's more often about understanding insect behavior and habitat, combined with a solid and careful inspection, and from that comes a treatment plan.

The window the beetles were in was the warmest, most sun-exposed window of the house --- they were trying to get out of the house. Without finding any signs of beetles upstairs or downstairs we knew the source was the main floor. During the course of the inspection, our technician spotted a single beetle under the sink (3rd photo) and knew he was on to something. We soon had solved the puzzle.

About a year previously, the homeowner had a problem with mice and had purchased several DIY mouse bait stations. These bait stations are sealed. However, we handle professional mouse and pest removal and know what is inside of DIY mouse bait stations: dry organic food to attract mice. We opened the mouse bait station and instantly found the source of the beetle infestation. We removed all of the DIY mouse bait stations and did some limited spraying. Problem solved with no recurrence.

Leaf Footed Bugs in a Waldo Home | Click to Expand

These photos are from a call we had in Waldo. These bugs were inside the house.

The particular bugs are Western Conifer Seed Bugs, a type of Leaf Footed Bug. These bugs only live near conifer trees, and guess what was growing right next to the foundation of this particular home? Yes, a large blue spruce tree. These particular bugs will get into a house, but are not a significant concern because they do not generally overwinter in homes. Meaning, these bugs will accidentally get into your home but they are not typically looking to move in and live within your home. On the other hand, bugs such as Asian Ladybugs (a non-native species introduced to address aphids), Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (which have only been a problem in the Kansas City region since about 2018 when they were accidentally introduced into the are), or Box Elder Bugs (a non-native species) -- these types of bugs will overwinter/live in your home.

For this particular house we provided a small treatment to the location and educated the homeowners about the bugs. When they found out more about the bugs they were not so concerned as they had been at first.

“We've had several problems over the years of service that they have quickly taken care of from brown recluses, ants, and bats. We went with a local company because the large national company was not able to resolve our pest issues.I can highly recommend them and their professional staff."


“Catch-It Wildlife Pest Control has provided outstanding service, very prompt and professional. I highly recommend this company to anyone needing pest control services.”

Kelley Harris

“Stephen is the exterminator for North Oak Crossing, and we enjoy the quality work he provides. They are on time and make sure to service all pest request.”

Dashay Amos

“They removed 2 racoons from our attic. They found the entrance and sealed it up. Its been more than 3 years and no more animals. They do termite inspection and ant extermination now and they do a great job.”

Jennifer Weiford

Looking for Pest Control Services near me?

Trusted Exterminators to Eliminate Ants, Bed Bugs, Termites, & Other Pests near you!

Do you have a bug problem? We can help. We’re fully licensed and insured, and our applicators have their pesticide licenses (key point: there is a difference between a business being licensed and insured and the individual applicators having their state licenses). Whether you are dealing with ants or more complex ones such as termites and bedbugs – we’ve been dealing with these insects for decades. 

We understand how pesky pest problems can be and we don’t take any shortcuts. Our priority is to make sure your family’s safety and health come first, which is why our team of experts takes the time to properly assess the situation before providing tailored solutions. We refer to this as our “Eco-Aware” treatments: using the most eco-friendly and safest treatment to fit the situation.

We offer expert advice that ensures success in managing whatever type of pests you may have from identification all the way through treatment. Rest assured: if there’s something bugging you, we will find out exactly what it is so together, we can bring back peace of mind into your home or business for good.

Common bug and insect problems we address include the following:

Bugs and other critters also often destroy insulation. Our attic insulation services include putting in new insulation where it was never installed as well as removing and replacing old, contaminated insulation.

If you want to get rid of nuisance wildlife from your home or business, contact us online or call (816) 769-3106 to learn how Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control can effectively and humanely resolve the problem.

How do you know if you have a bug problem?

The easy, and obvious indication is when you actually see pests/bugs. The next most obvious signs of pests are droppings, which can often look like pepper flakes or coffee grounds. These pests may be rodents (rats, mice) or insects like ants or cockroaches, and they can cause health risks such as spreading diseases and triggering allergies – not to mention the “ick” factor.

Other indications that you need a pest control professional include seeing holes in your walls, food packaging being chewed on or torn, and hearing noises like scratching or scurrying. Additionally, if you notice an unpleasant odor in your home, it could be caused by an infestation of pests.

Contact us right away if any of these signs are present. Bugs/pests have a propensity to multiply, and do it quickly. The sooner we inspect your home to determine what kinds of pests you are dealing with and come up with a plan for eradicating the pests from your home, the smaller the problem is to address.

Pests Create Multiple Types of Damage

 Ants, bed bugs, and termites are all common household pests in the Kansas City metro area that can cause a range of problems if left unchecked.

Ants can contaminate food sources with bacteria, while bed bugs feed on human blood and can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Termites, on the other hand, can damage wooden structures such as walls and floors by eating away at their foundations. All three pests present health risks to humans that should be taken seriously, which is why it is important to exterminate them from your home as soon as possible.

Our technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly identify these pests in order to develop an effective plan for eradicating them from your home before any further harm is done.

Our Trusted Team

Why Choose Us?

Detail Oriented

We constantly keep up-to-date on the latest trapping technology and techniques in order to be efficient. Our licensed and insured team goes the extra mile to find solutions for your home or business.

True Experts

We have been doing specialty wildlife and pest control work since 1989. We have seen it all and solved it all. Don't hesitate to reach out and let our professionals help you.

Strong Work Ethic

Our team will do anything and everything we can to solve your wildlife or pest control problems. We will get the job done right, the first time!