Animal Exclusion Services At Critter Control of Kaw Valley, our team makes use of several effective methods of habitat modification and exclusion (keeping the critters out) to prevent wildlife from entering your home or property. Habitat modification entails identifying and limiting access to food, water, and/ or shelter for the specific species of animal. Techniques include various methods of repairs such as; sealing entry points, installing screening over vents, or establishing other barriers to prevent the intrusion from wildlife. Due to the varied nature and intelligence level of animal species and their habits, some exclusion techniques may be more effective than others. Identification of the intruder is key. Our trained Wildlife Management team can quickly and accurately diagnose the type of animal(s) and the severity of the infestation as well as implement a plan of action to correctly ensure an infestation will not happen again. Improper control techniques can cause more harm than good by creating a situation where an animal has learned to avoid traps and baits. The wildlife professionals at Critter Control of Kaw Valley have the experience and training to quickly identify the offending animal and develop an effective plan of defense. Excluding wildlife from an area of your home or property that is being damaged can be the best approach to long term wildlife control. While trapping a nuisance animal solves current animal infestation issues, it does not address future wildlife invaders. By locating all points of animal entry and implementing repair and exclusion techniques, the chances for future animal infestation and damage are greatly reduced. At Critter Control of Kaw Valley, our professional wildlife technicians will find existing or potential future points of entry created by unwanted wildlife. From squirrels or raccoons in the attic, bats in the eaves, mice in the walls, rats in the basement, to skunks under your deck, all of these animals get there because they’ve found a way in, and it’s our job to fix that. We implement our prevention strategies to ensure the elimination of recurrent wildlife invasions. Some of our techniques include: ANIMAL EXCLUSION POINTS: Chimney: Adding chimney caps and screening can prevent animals from falling in or nesting Plumbing Vents: Animals seeking shelter can become stuck in plumbing pipes Roof & Fascia Spaces: Poorly sealed points between roof & fascia invite animal entry Roof Vents: Lightweight, flimsy vents should be replaced with heavy secure roof vents Oven & Bathroom Exhaust Vents: Adding screening to vents helps keep animals out Roof/Soffit Intersection: Securing gaps will help prevent animal chewing and entry Holes in Siding: Repairing & reinforcing holes will discourage animal infestation Porch & Deck: Durable screening around base prevents nesting animals Trees & Landscaping: Removal of overhanging tree limbs and encroaching vegetation While some wild animals appear small and harmless, it is important to remember there are many dangers associated with wild animals. From diseases and parasites to painful bites, a wildlife encounter can become a serious health risk. To protect yourself and your family, call a Critter Control of Kaw Valley, trained professional to inspect all wildlife issues. Call Critter Control of Kaw Valley today at 785.728.4424 to schedule your inspection!