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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

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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Pest mice and pest rats can be a challenge to keep out of a house but Ridacritter is up to the challenge. You don't have to share your home with pest animals or rodents. Call Ridacritter for a quote on our animal exclusion services.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 20, 2022 08:22:04 am.

The reason the crawl space is full of mice is because all the screens behind the foundation vents have rotted away. That made it easy for mice to infest a house in Atlanta. Our mouse pest control crew is starting the rodent-proofing job by replacing all the screens to keep mice and rats out of the house. Then they'll use non-toxic traps to treat the existing mouse infestation.
by Webmaster
Jan 19, 2022 10:57:52 am.

The snow didn’t stop me nor the animals, was in Hiawasse, Duluth, Snellville, and then Marietta
by Chris Collender
Jan 18, 2022 04:41:40 pm.

One of our Metro Atlanta rodent pest control crews is replacing foundation vent screens as part of a College Park, Georgia mouse-control job. We treat mice completely non-chemically, without using rodenticides or other poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 18, 2022 10:13:51 am.

Rodent pest control specialists from our Atlanta office are heading out to a Conyers, Georgia mouse control and rodent-proofing job. The biggest part of the job will be sealing numerous gaps around the perimeter of the house to eliminate the mouse problem without using poisons, and also prevent future rodent infestations.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2022 08:24:04 am.

Mice climbed up the side of a brick wall and through a fingertip-sized hole in the mortar near the roof trim to get into a house in Atlanta. A mouse-control crew is on their way to seal all the mortar joints and any other gaps they find as part of a non-chemical pest control approach to eliminating the mouse infestation.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2022 07:49:19 am.

Will be a cold and windy day today. Guys will be out working hard to seal homes, preventing all kinds of pest animals from getting in. Animals like rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and opossums want out of the cold too. Pest animals beware.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 17, 2022 06:39:14 am.

Pretty good day in the office yesterday. We accepted new pest animal removal jobs in Grayson, Athens, Duluth, Fayetteville, Chamblee, Marietta, Monroe & Canton to name a few. For the best pest animal control service call Ridacritter today!
by Richard Adcock
Jan 14, 2022 07:43:04 am.

In Order to Solve a Bad Mouse Problem Without Using Poisons, the Crawl Space Door Needs Replacement at a Mouse Control Job in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 13, 2022 10:29:55 am.

Currently in Monroe ga, squirrel job, headed to Atlanta now for rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Jan 13, 2022 10:01:40 am.

Non-Chemical Pest Control Experts from our Atlanta Office are Fixing a Handyman's Failed Attempt at Mouse Control at a Newnan, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2022 10:05:03 am.

A foundation vent cover that crept out of the brick wall will have to be properly secured to achieve mouse control without using poisons at a Marietta, Georgia home. Non-chemical rodent control requires that every potential mouse or rat entry point be closed off to keep the rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2022 10:00:04 am.

Quoted a house in flowery branch with rats, then Gainesville for flyers now off to Cummings for squirrels
by Chris Collender
Jan 10, 2022 09:29:58 am.

Someone removed a pipe that used to go through a brick wall, but didn't bother filling the hole. The local mice were very happy about that because it allowed them to easily get into a house in Lilburn, Georgia. Our mouse control technicians will soil their joy by sealing the hole as part of a non-chemical rodent pest control job. Then we'll trap and remove the existing mice.
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2022 04:37:14 pm.

When asked how they managed to get into the attic, the mice replied that they climbed up two insulated air-conditioning lines and through a gap in the soffit panel to get into the attic of a house in Peachtree City, Georgia. Pest control technicians from our Atlanta office were listening, however, and sealed up the gaps to rodent-proof the house. The existing mice will be non-chemically trapped and removed.
by Webmaster
Jan 07, 2022 06:10:54 am.

A half-inch gap between the bottom of the garage door frame and the concrete pavement will have to be sealed to achieve non-chemical pest rodent exclusion at a Peachtree City, Georgia mouse control job. Half an inch is more than enough of a gap to allow mice to get into a house.
by Webmaster
Jan 06, 2022 10:09:03 am.

Our Metro Atlanta Rodent Pest Control Technicians are Busy at Work Correcting a Handyman's Failed Rodent-Proofing Attempt at a Newnan, Georgia Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Jan 06, 2022 09:54:38 am.

Technicians from our Metro Atlanta office are using non-chemical pest control methods at a Tyrone, Georgia mouse control job. This consists of rodent-proofing the house, and then trapping and removing the existing mice to eliminate the infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 06, 2022 09:44:51 am.

A non-chemical rodent-control crew from our Metro Atlanta office is working a Lawrenceville, Georgia mouse control job. What happened was that someone removed a pipe that used to pass through the foundation, but never sealed the hole to keep pest rodents out of the house. We'll rodent-proof the house and use traps to get rid of the mice that are already inside.
by Webmaster
Jan 05, 2022 10:45:50 am.

Our rodent-control technicians are employing non-chemical pest-control methods at a Lilburn, Georgia mouse-control job. There are numerous gaps in the exterior trim that have to be sealed to permanently exclude rodents from the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 05, 2022 10:33:50 am.

We have a non-chemical pest control crew re-flashing a roof to close gaps that are allowing mice into a house in Atlanta. Mouse control without poisons requires exquisite attention to detail because mice can get into homes through gaps the width of a pencil.
by Webmaster
Jan 05, 2022 10:22:48 am.

Baby it’s cold outside, lilburn, lawrenceville, and McDonough, all 3 calls where squirrels chewing threw the ceiling into the house
by Chris Collender
Jan 04, 2022 12:01:10 pm.

Mice gnawed at and damaged the carpeting at a house in Decatur, Georgia a rodent pest control crew from our Atlanta office is on their way to non-chemically treat the mouse problem and seal rodents out of the house, without using any poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2022 10:33:03 am.

Today we have a crew installing screens over the foundation vents as part of an Atlanta mouse control job. The screens that came with the vent are much too flimsy to keep rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2022 10:30:32 am.

A Rodent Pest Control Crew from our Atlanta Office is Correcting a Handyman's Failed Attempt at Non-Chemical Mouse Control in Marietta, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2022 10:18:07 am.

A small gap between the wooden roof trim and the shingles allowed mice into the attic of a house in McDonough, Georgia. Mouse pest control technicians from our Atlanta office are rodent-proofing the house to keep mice and rats out, and using non-toxic traps to treat the existing mouse problem without chemicals.
by Webmaster
Jan 03, 2022 10:06:02 am.

Beginning of another great year in the pest critter control, removal and prevention business. Call Ridacritter for a quote so you can be critter free. We service metro areas of Atlanta, Macon, Albany, Valdosta, Birmingham and many more.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 03, 2022 06:52:37 am.

Our Non-Chemical Rodent Pest Control Technicians are Sealing a Rodent Entry Gap Behind the Siding at an Atlanta Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Dec 30, 2021 09:42:35 am.

One of our Metro Atlanta pest control crews is installing new screens over the foundation vents at a Riverdale, Georgia mouse control job. The old screens just rotted away over time and need to be replaced. The mice already in the house will be trapped and removed, without any poisons or chemicals.
by Webmaster
Dec 30, 2021 09:33:39 am.

A gap on the side of a foundation vent where the caulking fell out allowed mice to establish a thriving community in a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A mouse control crew is using non-chemical pest control methods to seal the mice out of the house, and treat the existing mouse infestation without using chemicals.
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2021 09:55:07 am.

One of Our Metro Atlanta Non-Chemical Pest Control Teams is Sealing a Rodent Entry Gap in the Soffit Panel at a Kennesaw, Georgia Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2021 09:51:01 am.

Mice climbed up the space between the downspout and the siding to get into the attic of a house in Atlanta. A mouse control crew is rodent-proofing the house to keep pest mice and rats out, and trapping and removing the mice that already got into the attic.
by Webmaster
Dec 29, 2021 09:05:52 am.

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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