Raccoon Removal in the Kansas City Area

Looking for a Raccoons Removal Specialist Near You for Your Residential or Business Property?

Raccoons are fun, mischievous and clever, but they can also cause damage and be a nuisance if they make their way onto your property.

Raccoons are scavengers that are attracted to food sources such as pet food, garbage cans, and bird feeders. Fortunately, as animal behaviorists with a biologist on staff, we’ve been dealing with raccoons for decades and can humanely keep raccoons away from your property.

With the help of our professional wildlife control team, you can be sure that raccoons will no longer be a problem in your Kansas City, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Leavenworth, or Lawrence backyard!

Got a raccoon problem? We have a solution! Contact us online or call (816) 769-3106 to learn more.

“Catch it Wildlife removed 8 raccoons from one of my rental houses. I was very pleased with the way handled the problem. I would use them again should I have that problem.”

Ben Watkins

“Catch-It Wildlife came quickly to remove a raccoon struck on the busy street in front of my home.”

Nancy Hughes

“Had raccoons in attic, able to trap and release at another location. Fixed access used.”

David Flynn

“The gentleman that trapped my raccoons was very professional and I like the way he explained everything he was doing and what he was going to do next.”

Brian Johnson

“They were consistent with coming to the property to check traps. Raccoon problem was soon resolved”

Cheryl Gelwix


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.

Removing raccoons from a large warehouse | Click to Expand

These photos are from a commercial job in Kansas City. Raccoons were causing problems behind the property, and we were called out to remove them. The first night we caught and removed 4 raccoons. The next night we caught and removed 3 raccoons. The next day we didn't catch anything. The business owner thought he was set, but, no, we pointed out that the bait was gone. We were simply dealing with "more-clever-than-usual raccoons". Unfortunately for the raccoons, we've been doing this for decades and have learned how to safely remove smart raccoons. We secured the bait within the traps and that night caught these two raccoons. They may look like normal raccoons to you, but these are "above average" racoons.

Raccoons in an employee breakroom | Click to Expand

We provide animal and pest control services to a number of commercial and warehouse locations in the Kansas City area. A huge ecommerce retailer, with several warehouses in our area, called us one day. A raccoon had not just broken into the warehouse (a problem), but had gotten into the employee break room and was eating snacks and preventing employees from using the room (bigger problem).

We quickly responded to the warehouse and found the furry little guy right where they said he was: in the break room by the shelf of snacks. We gently caught him and safely removed him from the warehouse. We also set and monitored a few traps to ensure other raccoons were not getting too close to the warehouse.

Raccoons Are Cute, But Often Carry Disease

Raccoons in our Kansas City area may appear friendly, but they can become aggressive if threatened, mishandled, or cornered. They have sharp teeth and claws and are deceptively strong. But worse than that, raccoons are hosts for some parasites and diseases that very serious to humans.

Raccoons or their droppings (raccoon scat) carry a host of health dangers:

  • Rabies
  • Salmonella
  • Leptospirosis
  • Roundworm

As a homeowner, trying to trap or corner raccoons yourself increases the risk of coming into contact with these serious health hazards. Furthermore, it is illegal in some states for individuals to handle wildlife without a permit or license from the state wildlife agency.

Among wildlife nematodes, raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is infamous for its ability to cause fatal disease in both humans and wildlife. This parasite infects millions of raccoons in North America.

Dr. Sara B. Weinstein

Researcher: The Ecology and Transmission of the Raccoon Roundworm, Baylisascaris procyonis., University of California, Santa Barbara

Raccoon Problems Don’t Get Better on Their Own

Your raccoon problem won’t go away on its own – it takes professional raccoon removal services to get rid of raccoons for good. 

Raccoons are a common nuisance animal that can cause extensive damage to homes and property. They often find refuge in attics and sheds or under porches and decks. They have dexterous front paws that they use to pry open garbage cans, tear away siding, and even rip off shingles from the roof of a home. Raccoons also possess sharp claws which they use to climb up walls or dig holes in yards.

Other types of damage caused by raccoons include gnawing on electrical wiring. This can create hazardous conditions that can cause fires or electrical shocks. In attics, these creatures can accumulate enough waste that the ceiling caves in. These busy creatures also dig up gardens, tear apart insulation and furniture, and contaminate water sources with their droppings.

Rid Your Home of Dangerous and Destructive Raccoons

If raccoons are using your home as their own, we can help! We have extensive experience in how to remove them effectively and humanely from your property. If raccoons damaged your home or business, one of the advantages in working with us is that we also provide repair services – saving you the hassle (and added expense) of locating and hiring a contractor. We’ll not only remove your raccoons, but also raccoon-proof your property to seal off access points around the property that raccoons use to gain entry into buildings or yards.

Contact us online or call (816) 769-3106 to learn more about how Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control can protect your property from raccoons!

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Steve Painter, Owner, Catch-It Wildlife and Pest