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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 a no-obligation consultation about how we can help you solve your mouse problem.

Mouse Control Gallery

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


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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.

It's Obvious How Mice Got Into this House in Marietta
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2019 11:56:20 am.

Chris Found a Mouse Hole in a House in Johns Creek
by Webmaster
Jan 15, 2019 11:46:36 am.

Water Erosion Created a Mouse Hole into a Garage in Covington
by Webmaster
Jan 15, 2019 11:44:53 am.

Tiny Mouse Hole in a House in Johns Creek
by Webmaster
Jan 11, 2019 10:49:38 am.

Safety training in Jasper Georgia today. Couldn’t ask for a better view.
by Dean Scott
Jan 11, 2019 10:33:18 am.

It’s was a great day in Birmingham Alabama today. I got to see a lot of friendly faces again. Our relationship with the pest control industry has been and is amazing. Thanks to all the Pest Control companies that refer us for wildlife.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 10, 2019 03:08:08 pm.

Chris Found the Mouse Entry Gap at a House in Rex
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2019 11:10:33 am.

Here's How Mice Got Into a Brick House in Marietta
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2019 11:15:16 am.

Pesky Mice Chewed Their Way Into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2019 11:12:40 am.

Good morning team. I’m headed to Albany Ga. today to see some clients. Hope you all have a great day.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 09, 2019 08:05:26 am.

Another Handyman Mouse-Proofing Fail in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 07, 2019 11:44:30 am.

Want the best mouse control service to assist you with your mouse problem? Call Ridacritter for a free estimate for mice removal and mice prevention. We specialize in rodent exclusion. Since 2001
by Richard Adcock
Jan 06, 2019 11:51:32 am.

Its finally a beautiful day in the south! The sun is shining and the temperatures are nice. Our techs are out in the filed removing attic critters and excluding them from homes. If you have rats, mice or other varmints in your home call us.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 05, 2019 12:02:27 pm.

These Mice and Rats Got Into a House Through the Gas Pipe
by Webmaster
Jan 02, 2019 11:00:44 am.

Video Shows How Mice Got Into the Attic of a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 02, 2019 10:57:13 am.

How to get rid of mice? Call Rid A Critter, we can remove mice and seal your home to prevent future rodent infestations. A+BBB, TrustDale Certified, 18 yrs in business. Call for a free estimate.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 31, 2018 01:26:29 pm.

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by Webmaster
Dec 31, 2018 11:26:02 am.

Seeing clients in and around Griffin Ga today.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 28, 2018 01:07:45 pm.

Seems like almost everyone in Atlanta and Birmingham have mice these days. Call Rid A Critter for help in removing mice and preventing mice from getting into your home.
by Richard Adcock
Dec 28, 2018 07:34:17 am.

Interesting Mouse Hole In a House in Covington
by Webmaster
Dec 27, 2018 11:22:52 am.

Look How Mice Got Through a Brick Wall and Into a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Dec 26, 2018 11:02:23 am.

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by Webmaster
Dec 24, 2018 10:43:21 am.

This Was How Mice were Getting Into a House in Stone Mountain
by Webmaster
Dec 21, 2018 11:01:01 am.

Spectacular Handyman Mouse-Proofing Fail in Clarkston
by Webmaster
Dec 20, 2018 10:30:13 am.

Spent the day with clients in South Georgia from Albany to Valdosta. Time to head back to Pike county.
by Jason Arruda
Dec 17, 2018 05:06:48 pm.

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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