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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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Was in hiawassee for Bats, then Suches for rats, Suwannee for squirrels, and then Atlanta for rats again
by Chris Collender
Sep 22, 2022 12:56:25 pm.

A fingertip-sized gap between the roof sheathing and fascia allowed mice that climbed up to the rain gutter to get into the attic of a house in Dallas, Georgia. Our rodent-control crew is installing a metal animal barrier along the edge of the roof that will keep mice, other rodent pests, and nuisance wildlife out of the attic.
by Webmaster
Sep 22, 2022 10:50:20 am.

Was in winterville this morning for mice, then to blairsvile for flyers, then Cummings ga for rats. Headed to Marietta for some bats, busy day
by Chris Collender
Sep 20, 2022 01:41:02 pm.

Someone slid the foundation vent cover open about half an inch to pass an extension cord through. The local mouse community was overjoyed because it allowed the mice to easily get into a house in Decatur, Georgia. Our rodent pest control technicians are non-chemically treating the mouse problem, including closing all the foundation vents.
by Webmaster
Sep 20, 2022 07:47:01 am.

Atlanta job this morning, flyers in the attic, then headed to Decatur, rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Sep 19, 2022 09:33:06 am.

A Crew of Non-Chemical Pest Control Specialists are on their Way to Screen the Rodent Entry Gap at a Stone Mountain, Georgia Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Sep 19, 2022 07:45:33 am.

A three-quarter inch gap between the top of a plywood crawl space door and its frame is the reason we're doing mouse control at an Atlanta home today. We'll install a new, tight-fitting door that will make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 19, 2022 07:39:33 am.

A fingertip-sized gap in the mortar next to the end of the rain gutter allowed mice to get into a brick house in Marietta, Georgia. Once they were inside, they traveled through the gap between the framing and the brickwork to get into the attic. Our rodent pest control specialists are trapping and removing the mice and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2022 09:45:19 am.

We have a crew of rodent pest control specialists in a crawl space doing mouse control and rodent proofing in Kennesaw, Georgia. Mice can get through very small gaps, so non-chemical mouse control requires exquisite attention to detail to find and seal all the potential rodent entry points.
by Webmaster
Sep 16, 2022 09:41:31 am.

We found a mouse nest in the attic insulation at an Atlanta mouse control job. The area under the insulation is also full of mouse droppings, indicating that the mice have been up there for a long time. We'll remove the insulation and vacuum the attic once the mouse infestation is eliminated, and then we'll install new attic insulation.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2022 11:10:51 am.

Today we have a rodent-exclusion team doing non-chemical mouse control at a Stone Mountain, Georgia home. A fingertip-sized gap between the bricks and the wooden trim right next to a basement window frame allowed the mice to get into the house. We'll seal it up to make the house rat and mouse proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2022 11:06:49 am.

The screen is completely missing from behind the metal lattice of a foundation vent, which is the reason why our Metro Atlanta rodent pest control crew is doing non-chemical mouse control at a Decatur, Georgia home today. They're re-screening all the vent covers to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 15, 2022 10:54:58 am.

Bats have been pretty busy this week, Atlanta to dunwoody, over to sandy springs, did a quote this morning for snakes in commerce ga, good times
by Chris Collender
Sep 15, 2022 10:09:54 am.

Today we have a rodent pest control crew doing mouse control in the attic of an Atlanta home. A gap of about three-quarters of an inch between the wooden soffit trim and the irregular surface of the stone wall allowed the mice into the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2022 09:15:47 am.

Mice climbed up an insulated air-conditioning line and got into a house in Dacula, Georgia through the hole where it passes through the wooden siding. We have a mouse pest control crew from our Metro Atlanta office sealing the gap to rodent-proof the house and eliminate the mouse infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2022 09:30:43 am.

Gaps in the brickwork where the mortar fell out are the reason we're doing mouse control in Atlanta today. Fortunately, our non-chemical rodent pest control specialists have excellent masonry skills.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2022 09:19:32 am.

A foundation vent cover that was not properly secured crept out from the wall and created a gap behind the top flange that allowed mice into a house in Cedartown, Georgia. Our pest control crew is re-securing and re-screening all the foundation vents to non-chemically keep mice and other rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2022 08:57:55 am.

Someone decided to poke a wire through the screen behind the foundation vent, which created a gap in the screen that allowed mice to get into a house in College Park, Georgia. Our rodent pest control crew will seal all the gaps around the perimeter of the house to make it mouse-proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2022 08:54:11 am.

The weather seal on the bottom of the garage door is one inch too short, resulting in a gap by the door frame that allowed mice into a house in Atlanta. Our pest control technicians will close the gap to non-chemically solve the mouse problem and rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2022 08:45:45 am.

A gap in the flashing and the miter joint under it at the corner of the soffit of a house in Peachtree City, Georgia allowed mice to get into the attic. Mice are much better climbers than most people give them credit for. A rodent pest control crew from our Metro Atlanta office is mouse-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 07, 2022 08:43:30 am.

The reason our non-chemical pest control experts are doing mouse control in Marietta, Georgia today is because the screen was completely missing from behind the foundation vent, which allowed mice into the crawl space of the house. We're re-screening all the vents to make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 06, 2022 11:03:00 am.

Rodent pest control technicians doing mouse control in Smyrna, Georgia are busy finding and sealing any potential entry points to keep mice out of the house. Mice can get into homes through gaps as small as the diameter of a pencil; and finding and sealing all those gaps is the only way to achieve long-lasting mouse control without using chemicals.
by Webmaster
Sep 02, 2022 08:51:04 am.

Mice climbed up the gap behind the corner post of the vinyl siding to get into the attic of a house in Atlanta. Part of the mouse control job will consist of sealing the gap and replacing the end cap to mouse-proof the house. You can't permanently eliminate a mouse problem without preventing the mice from getting in in the first place.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 09:59:18 am.

You really can't blame the gable guy for the mice infesting the house in Decatur, Georgia where we're doing mouse control today. The screen behind the foundation vent was already corroded and rotten by the time he passed the wires through it. We're replacing the screens to rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 08:52:01 am.

Today we'll be finishing up a Marietta, Georgia mouse control job. The mice were in the whole house from the crawl space to the attic; but they've all been non-chemically trapped and removed, and the house has been made rodent-proof. Today we'll replace the contaminated attic insulation to get rid of the mouse odors.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 08:45:13 am.

There's a reason why our rodent pest control experts are doing mouse control at a house in Atlanta today. The reason is because the screen is missing from behind a foundation vent because the cable guy removed it to pass his wires through. The local mouse community was so grateful that they threw a party in his honor.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2022 08:41:17 am.

Droppings and urine stains in the insulation near the attic access door were all the evidence we needed of mice that needed to be trapped and removed from the attic of a house in Atlanta. Our non-chemical rodent pest control experts are treating the mouse problem and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 29, 2022 09:11:52 am.

Rodent Pest Control Specialists from our Metro Atlanta Office are Sealing a Man-Made Rodent Gap at a Decatur, Georgia Mouse-Control Job
by Webmaster
Aug 29, 2022 09:02:08 am.

The cable TV installer punched holes through the screen behind the foundation vent to pass the wires through. That also allowed mice into the Lawrenceville, Georgia home. Our rodent pest control experts are re-routing the wires and re-screening the vent to mouse-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 29, 2022 08:58:00 am.

We have a non-chemical rodent control crew from our Metro Atlanta office mouse-proofing a house in Conyers, Georgia today. Some companies say that you can't seal mice out of a house, but we do it every day.
by Webmaster
Aug 25, 2022 09:57:45 am.

Urine and droppings in the attic insulation were evidence of a mouse infestation in the attic of a house in Atlanta. One of our rodent pest control teams is up in the attic setting traps to non-chemically treat the mouse problem, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future problems with mice or other rodent pests.
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2022 09:32:05 am.

Was in Duluth this morning for bats, then off to watkinsville and Royston for u know, bats, now to Covington for rats
by Chris Collender
Aug 22, 2022 03:23:41 pm.

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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