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Non-Chemical Mouse Control and Mouse-Proofing in Metro Atlanta

A mouse inside a wall void on insulation in the wall viewed from above by the pest control technician.

The mice that exterminators most often encounter in Metro Atlanta area, mus musculus, are commonly known as "house mice" because they've adapted to living in human homes. They're the same specie of mouse most commonly found in other buildings used by humans, such as factories, stores, restaurants, and so forth. Despite their timidity, they've adapted very well to living among people.

This adaptation, in fact, is one of the things that makes mice so dangerous from a public health perspective. Mice live much closer to humans than most other animals do. Their small size allows them to get into our pantries, the drawers where we store our cooking and eating utensils, our night stands and dressers, and other areas where they contaminate items that humans eat, drink, and touch with their urine, droppings, and fur.

This close contact with areas and surfaces that we use makes it much more likely that we'll be exposed to any germs, parasites, or diseases that the mice carry. Other disease-vectoring wildlife, such as rats, tend to keep a farther distance away from people; so even though rats carry many of the same diseases as mice do, mice carry those disease-causing organisms closer to where we live.

In fact, mice are known to be involved in the transmission of quite a few diseases. Some of the more serious ones include:

The Wrong Way to Control House Mice

Mouse poison and droppings in an attic Mouse poison in an attic, left by one of our competitors

There's a right way and a wrong way to approach a mouse control job. Unfortunately, the wrong way is how most mouse exterminating companies do it. The wrong way to do a mouse control job is to toss, throw, and tuck mouse poison anyplace the exterminator thinks a mouse might happen to find it, like one of our competitors did in the picture shown here.

Using poisons for mouse extermination is a bad idea. Here are some of the reasons why:

Long story short, rodenticides shouldn't be the core of a mouse control job. Rodent exclusion -- sealing up the house to make it "mouse-proof" is the right way to get rid of mice and achieve long-term mouse control. It's safer, more effective, and more permanent.

The Right Way to Control House Mice

Rid-A-Critter is one of the few Metro Atlanta mouse control companies that removes and controls mice using no poisons at all. We use non-chemical pest control methods to trap and remove the mice that are already in the home, and seal up the house so new mice can't get in. This is called "mouse-proofing" or "mouse exclusion," and it means structurally sealing a home or building to keep mice out.

As you might imagine, non-chemical mouse extermination that relies solely on trapping and exclusion is painstaking work. Mice are very small animals and can slip through very small gaps, so we have to be extremely thorough to make a house or commercial building mouse-resistant. But it's well worth it. In the end, not only will you have solved your mouse problem, but larger rodents such as rats will also be sealed out of the home.

In addition, you won't have to worry about hazards such as mouse poison being carried through the house, or a pet cat or wild animal eating a poisoned mouse. Non-chemical mouse control is a better, more environmentally-responsible approach to the problem.

Rid-A-Critter provides safe, non-chemical mouse control to homes and businesses throughout Metro Atlanta. Please contact us for more information and an on-site inspection and consultation about how we can help you solve your mouse problem.

Metro Atlanta Mouse Control Gallery

Here are a few pictures of Metro Atlanta mouse-control and mouse-proofing jobs we've done.

 

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There was a Tiny Little Gap at the Bottom of the Garage Door Frame that No One Ever Noticed, but is the Reason Why We're Doing Mouse Control at a McDonough, Georgia Home Today
by Webmaster
Jun 23, 2022 10:37:21 am.

The screen behind the foundation vent became detached on its right-hand edge, which allowed mice to get into a house in Marietta, Georgia. Our mouse-control team will replace the screen with a heavy-duty one that will keep mice and other rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
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The sliding door of the foundation vent was left open about an inch, which made it easy for mice to gnaw through the screen behind the vent and into the crawl space of a house in Newnan, Georgia. A non-chemical rodent-control crew from our Metro Atlanta office is re-screening the vents to eliminate the mouse problem and rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 20, 2022 10:47:55 am.

The reason our non-chemical rodent pest control crew is doing mouse control in Newnan, Georgia today is because the crawl space door doesn't fit properly. There's a half-inch gap between the hasp side of the door and its frame that's allowing mice into the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 20, 2022 10:40:47 am.

Mice gnawed away the insulation from the air-conditioning refrigerant line where it passes through the brick wall to get into a house in Atlanta. Our rodent pest control technicians are sealing that gap and many others to non-chemically eliminate the mouse problem and rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 20, 2022 10:30:41 am.

A half inch gap between the top flange of a foundation vent and the brick wall is why our Metro Atlanta rodent pest control team is doing mouse control in Lilburn, Georgia today. They'll reinstall the vents to rodent-proof the house, and use trapping and removal to eliminate the existing mouse infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jun 17, 2022 10:44:58 am.

This Short Video Illustrates Why this Atlanta Home Needs Non-Chemical Mouse Control
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Jun 15, 2022 09:30:34 am.

A vent cover that became detached from the brick wall has a gap of about an inch at the bottom, which will have to be corrected as part of a Stockbridge, Georgia mouse control job. A rodent pest control crew from our Metro Atlanta office is on the job.
by Webmaster
Jun 13, 2022 09:57:30 am.

A rodent pest control crew doing mouse control in Newnan, Georgia is installing screens over all the foundation vents to non-chemically rodent-proof the house. We treat residential mouse infestations without using any poisons, so meticulous attention to rodent exclusion is a must.
by Webmaster
Jun 13, 2022 09:53:12 am.

An air-conditioning installer cut a square hole through the foundation vent and passed a round pipe through it, which allowed mice to easily get into a house in Stone Mountain, Georgia. A rodent pest control crew from our Atlanta office is on their way to non-chemically treat the mouse infestation and rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 08, 2022 10:24:23 am.

A gap of slightly less than an inch at the bottom of the doorpost is the reason why we're doing mouse control in Atlanta today. Leaving a gap under wooden trim to help prevent water rot is a standard building practice, but the gaps need to be sealed to keep mice and other rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 08, 2022 10:18:47 am.

The gap around the air-conditioning pipes where they pass through a plywood access panel are the reason why our pest control technicians are doing mouse control in Atlanta. Sealing the mice out of the house will be the most-important part of the job because you can't permanently eliminate a mouse problem until you make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Jun 06, 2022 09:36:53 am.

A Half-Inch Gap Between the Bottom of the Garage Door Trim and the Concrete Driveway was The Cause of the Infestation at a Grayson, Georgia Mouse Control Job
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Jun 03, 2022 09:41:53 am.

A small gap between the end of the roof rake and the fascia behind the metal rain gutter allowed mice into the attic of a house in Atlanta. Finding and sealing even tiny gap is an essential part of non-chemical mouse control, and rodent pest control in general.
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2022 09:35:20 am.

The fact that our rodent pest control technicians are in a crawl space doing mouse control in Marietta, Georgia today can all be traced to a half-inch gap around a pipe passing through the brick wall. It allowed mice to easily get into the house; and over time, the infestation became quite serious. We're sealing the gaps to non-chemically eliminate the mouse problem.
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Using plastic foundation vent covers is like inviting rodents into your home. They chew right through them. We have a crew of pest control technicians replacing all the foundation covers with metal ones as part of a Cartersville, Georgia mouse control job.
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2022 08:37:46 am.

A gap in the mortar joint between two bricks where they meet the crawl space door frame is allowing mice into a Douglasville, Georgia home. Sealing the gap to keep mice out of the house will be easy enough, but we also have to set traps to eliminate the existing mouse infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jun 01, 2022 10:30:39 am.

A sagging crawl space door that no longer fits its frame is allowing mice into a house in Atlanta. Our rodent pest control specialists are building a new door and frame that will keep mice and rats out of the house. The existing mouse infestation is being treated with non-toxic trapping and removal.
by Webmaster
Jun 01, 2022 10:27:14 am.

Mice climbed up the gap behind the corner post to get into the attic of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Mice and other prey animals feel more secure from predators when they shielded behind exterior trim or inside rain downspouts.
by Webmaster
May 31, 2022 11:41:14 am.

A row of six vertical bricks with fingertip-sized ventilation gaps between them are the reason a house in Tyrone, Georgia needs mouse control and rodent pest exclusion. Leaving gaps between the bricks is a common way to vent a foundation, but it can also allow rodent pests and small animals into the house unless the gaps are screened.
by Webmaster
May 27, 2022 10:34:15 am.

A fingertip-sized gap between the crawl space door frame and the cinder block foundation is the reason why our rodent pest control crew is doing mouse control in Decatur, Georgia. They'll have to build a properly-fitting door and frame that will keep rodents out and eliminate the mouse problem without using poisons.
by Webmaster
May 27, 2022 10:15:37 am.

Mice gnawed through the screen behind a metal foundation vent to get into a house in Atlanta. Our mouse-control technicians are screening all the vents from the outside to keep mice, other rodent pests, and nuisance animals in general out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 25, 2022 10:05:55 am.

The gap around a pipe passing through the stucco on the foundation allowed mice into a house in Atlanta. Our rodent pest control team will seal the gap and any others that they find to achieve non-chemical control of mice and other rodent pests.
by Webmaster
May 25, 2022 10:03:46 am.

Rodent Pest Control Technicians from our Metro Atlanta Office are Correcting a Homeowner's Attempt at Do-it-Yourself Mouse Control at a Marietta, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
May 18, 2022 10:53:01 am.

The reason a house in Newnan, Georgia needs mouse control is because there is a fingertip-sized gap over the gas pipe where it passes through the wooden siding. You can't permanently eliminate a mouse problem until you seal all the gaps to make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
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A one-inch square gap under a pipe where it passes through a brick wall is the reason we're doing mouse control in Atlanta today. It's impossible to permanently eliminate a mouse infestation without sealing mice and other rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 17, 2022 09:01:44 am.

A foundation vent screen has become detached from the lattice is allowing mice into an Atlanta home. We'll replace all the screens as part of a non-chemical mouse-control and rodent pest-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
May 16, 2022 10:59:58 am.

A gap around a round pipe passing through a square hole in the wooden siding is allowing mice into a house in Palmetto, Georgia. Our rodent pest control technicians aren't the type to put a round peg in a square hole, so they're sealing the gap as part of a non-chemical mouse control and rodent exclusion job.
by Webmaster
May 10, 2022 09:40:04 am.

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by Webmaster
May 09, 2022 10:11:02 am.

The gap around a propane pipe where it passes through the siding is allowing mice into a house in Ellenwood, Georgia. This is a very common way for mice and other rodent pests to infest homes. Our pest control crew will seal the gap as part of the non-chemical mouse control and rodent-proofing job.
by Webmaster
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The Atlanta, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides long-lasting, non-chemical mouse control in all of Metro Atlanta including the City of Atlanta and the communities of Berkeley Lake, Buckhead, Cartersville, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Hull, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Lithonia, Loganville, Mableton, Marietta, McDonough, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, and Vinings. We are fully licensed and insured.

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