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Mouse Extermination and Mouse-Proofing in Metro Atlanta

A mouse caught by the tail. Old-school mouse exterminating at its best!

A mouse caught by the tail. Old-school mouse exterminating at its best!

There are many species of mice, but the ones we most encounter as pests in the Atlanta area 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. They've adapted very well to living among humans.

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, often getting into our pantries, the drawers where we store our cooking and eating utensils, our nightstands and dressers, and other areas where they can contaminate items that humans eat, drink, and touch.

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 other diseases that the mice carry. Other disease-vectoring animals, such as rats, tend to stay farther away from us; so even though rats carry many of the same diseases as mice do, mice bring 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 exterminators do it. The wrong way to do a mouse control job is to toss, throw, and tuck mouse poison anyplace you think a mouse might happen to find it, like one of our competitors did in the picture on the right.

Relying on poisons for mouse control is not a good idea. Here are some of the reasons why:

Long story short, rodenticides shouldn't be the core of a mouse control job. Sometimes they're needed, but usually not; and even when they are, rodent exclusion -- "mouse-proofing" the house -- should be the focus of the mouse extermination program. It's safer, more effective, and more permanent.

The Right Way to Control House Mice

At the Metro Atlanta Regional Office of Rid-A-Critter, we prefer performing mouse control using no poisons at all. We trap and remove the mice that are already in the home, and seal up the house against mice so new ones can't get in. This is called "mouse-proofing" or "mouse exclusion," and it means structurally sealing mice out of a home or other building.

As you might imagine, mouse-proofing is painstaking work. Mice are very small animals and can slip through very small gaps, so we have to be extremely thorough. But it's well worth it. In the end, not only will you have solved your mouse problem, but other 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 other animal eating a poisoned mouse. Our method is just a better, more responsible approach to the problem.

Rid-A-Critter provides environmentally-friendly mouse control to homes and businesses throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta area. 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 mouse-control jobs we've done in and around Metro Atlanta.


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Here's How the Mouse Problem at this Fayetteville, Georgia Home Started
by Webmaster
Mar 22, 2019 10:51:51 am.

Pesky Mice Were Chewing on the Wires in this Attic in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Mar 22, 2019 10:48:33 am.

Another Failed DIY Mouse-Proofing Attempt in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Mar 21, 2019 10:52:16 am.

In Columbus Ga today meeting new clients.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 14, 2019 12:45:31 pm.

Another Mouse Hole in a House in Fayetteville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 12, 2019 12:07:29 pm.

Interesting Mouse Hole into a House in Fayetteville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 12, 2019 12:05:14 pm.

The Mice Chewed Through a Vent Screen to Get into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Mar 04, 2019 11:22:03 am.

Unusual Mouse Entry Gap Under an Electric Meter in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Feb 26, 2019 10:52:53 am.

Pesky Mice Gnawed Through a Vent Screen in Clarkston, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 21, 2019 12:03:54 pm.

The Mice Were Chewing on the Electrical Wires in Marietta
by Webmaster
Feb 19, 2019 11:02:14 am.

Visiting clients in Albany Ga. on this Presidents Day. Be safe!
by Jason Arruda
Feb 18, 2019 11:52:47 am.

A Poor Caulking Job Led to a Mouse Problem in Senoia, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 15, 2019 10:35:40 am.

The Mice Got Into an Atlanta Home Through a Break in the Mortar
by Webmaster
Feb 15, 2019 10:30:07 am.

Well-Hidden Mouse Entry Gap in a House in Sandy Springs, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 15, 2019 10:27:29 am.

An Open Invitation for Mice to Infest a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Feb 14, 2019 01:16:42 pm.

Here's Carl Mouse-Proofing a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Feb 12, 2019 10:45:27 am.

Wow, this warm weather has these bat calls on the rise. Bats are gonna be out early with this warm weather and early spring.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 06, 2019 11:57:56 am.

Another Human-Assisted Mouse Problem at a House in East Point, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 06, 2019 10:30:36 am.

The Mice Recycled a Rat Hole in Stone Mountain, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 05, 2019 10:48:44 am.

Undeniable Evidence of a Mouse Problem in an Attic in Avondale estates
by Webmaster
Feb 04, 2019 11:36:35 am.

News Flash: Mice Got Through a Brick Wall in Stone Mountain
by Webmaster
Jan 31, 2019 10:24:57 am.

Obviously, This House in Stone Mountain, Georgia Needs Mouse-Proofing
by Webmaster
Jan 30, 2019 12:08:05 pm.

The Mice Need to be Sealed Out of this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 30, 2019 12:00:01 pm.

Well it was a good Monday seeing clients in Carrollton, Dallas, Rockmart and Bremen Ga. today. Time to head home. Be safe everyone.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 28, 2019 04:25:42 pm.

As always it’s nice to visit with our clients in the Albany Ga area. Thanks to all companies and people who refer us to your friends and family for wildlife needs.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 21, 2019 02:47:07 pm.

News Flash: Our new company blog is live!
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2019 05:52:35 pm.

Take a Wild Guess How Mice Got Into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2019 12:56:27 pm.

Had a good day visiting some of my clients in the Gainesville Ga. area today.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 17, 2019 02:38:57 pm.

This Picture Shows Why Sealing Mice out of a House is Important
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2019 12:29:07 pm.

The Mice Got Into this House in Conyers, Georgia Through this Vent
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2019 12:20:18 pm.

Squirrels, squirrels, and rats. Just left a house in Vestavia Hills. We are sealing that one today for squirrels and rats. On my way to pehlam for gray squirrels. Then back up to Birmingham for more gray squirrels. Then to Irondale.
by Chris Scott
Jan 17, 2019 11:14:15 am.

News Flash: Mouse-Loving Cable Guy Strikes in Atlanta!
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2019 11:58:06 am.

The Atlanta, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides long-lasting mouse control in all of Metro Atlanta including the City of Atlanta and the communities of Berkeley Lake, Buckhead, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Douglasville, Duluth, Fayetteville, Hull, Johns Creek, Lilburn, Lithonia, Loganville, Mableton, Marietta, McDonough, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Powder Springs, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Stone Mountain, and Vinings.

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