Bats in Your Overland Park Home


Bats in your Overland Park home can be a frightening and serious problem. They have been found in homes throughout the whole Kansas City Metro area. If it is possible that the bat has come in contact with anyone in your home, the situation should be approached as a possible rabies exposure. Especially if any of the following are true:

  • Do you have a dog or cat?
  • Do you have young children who could have come in to contact with the bat and are not able to tell you about the encounter?
  • Was the bat found in a bedroom or other room where someone sleeps?

If any of those statements are true, the bat needs to be captured so it can be tested for rabies and anyone in the home who may have had contact with the bat may need a series of rabies shots. The series are very expensive, so capturing the bat for testing is helpful and may keep you from having to go through the shot series.

If you discover a bat in your home, it may indicate a more serious bat infestation in your attic or elsewhere. We can help with the removal of a single bat or hundreds. Without professional help, you risk disease exposure and re-infestation. We not only remove the bat(s), but we also clean up their mess and locate and seal all the areas of possible entry.

Is there a bat in your home right now? If so, stay calm and call the animal control professionals in greater Kansas City Metro Area for help. 913-851-2176.

Backyard Beaver Dam

Our Midwest beaver is not always considered a pest animal on wildlife rosters. It is indeed beneficial in some ways such as building dams that preserve wetland areas and controlling soil erosion. But, beavers may also have a negative effect in some areas of Missouri and can be safely removed from your property by a professional at Cridder Ridder.


I guess, like in real estate, it is all a matter of location – location – location. The busy beaver could not possibly know that building a Kansas City backyard beaver dam is unpopular with his human neighbors, and constructing an identical one at another KC location might be less detrimental. Of course, he wouldn’t comprehend that he was flooding a farm or destroying too many trees in a particular forest. None the less, this kind of beaver damage can be expensive and timely to correct or repair.

This brown-furred rodent lives in rivers and ponds all over Missouri and Kansas. He’s a competent swimmer with his webbed back feet. He can slap his large flat tail on the water to warn other beavers that danger is approaching. Some large beavers reach the astonishing weight of 70 pounds.

When beavers are a nuisance to farmers, businesses, or any Missouri or Kansas small town residents, they must be removed in a humane manner. The wildlife professionals who perform this service are well-trained to do so. Cridder Ridder is licensed and aware of all laws in the midwest pertinent to the removal of beavers, muskrats and other unwelcome critters.

A property owner is taking a risk by hiring an unlicensed and unqualified removal service. Their employees may use cruel methods that are against the law. If these untrained people are hurt while on your property you may be sued in a court of law. In the end, they may cause more trouble for you than the beavers that you hired them to remove. Talk to the professionals at Cridder Ridder for help with your wildlife removal jobs and you can be sure it will be a job well done.