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

Mouse gnawing damage to a dresser drawer

Mouse gnawing damage to a dresser drawer

There are many species of mice; but the ones we most encounter as pests in the 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 exterminators 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 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. 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 pest control companies in Metro Atlanta that removes and controls mice using no poisons at all. We non-chemically 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 control 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 mouse-control jobs we've done in and around Metro Atlanta.

 

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Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week! And if animals are keeping you up at night, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Jun 14, 2021 05:59:26 pm.

Mice gnawed a hole right on through a plywood crawl space door to get into a house in Decatur, Georgia. We're trapping and removing the mice and replacing the door to make the house mouse-proof -- and we're doing it without using pesticides.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2021 11:38:12 am.

Our inspector found mouse droppings and nesting materials in the basement of a house in Austell, Georgia. One of our Metro Atlanta mouse-control crews is on the job non-chemically trapping and removing the mice, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future problems.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2021 11:27:16 am.

A landline telephone that stopped working led a phone company technician into the attic of a house in Doraville, Georgia. Turns out that mice had been gnawing on the wires. We're sending a crew to non-chemically treat the mouse problem and rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2021 11:24:20 am.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
by Amber A.
Jun 12, 2021 07:23:35 pm.

It’s a competition between bats and raccoons getting up in the attics the last few days! If it’s in your attic, we can get it!
by Amber A.
Jun 11, 2021 06:04:09 pm.

We have technicians on their way to a Douglasville, Georgia mouse-removal call. They'll be using traps to non-chemically treat the existing mouse problem, and properly re-securing the loose foundation vents to prevent future rodent infestations.
by Webmaster
Jun 11, 2021 10:56:21 am.

The rain seems to be driving the animals in! We can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 10, 2021 06:04:42 pm.

A non-chemical mouse-control team from our Metro Atlanta office is building and installing a new crawl space door to keep mice out of a house in Douglasville, Georgia. They'll also use traps to catch and remove the mice that are already in the home.
by Webmaster
Jun 09, 2021 10:20:58 am.

Mice made it all the way up to the attic of a house in Ellenwood, Georgia. One of our Metro Atlanta mouse-control crews is using traps to safely and non-chemically eliminate the mouse problem, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future infestations.
by Webmaster
Jun 08, 2021 11:31:15 am.

The rain doesn’t scare the animals away! If you’ve noticed one taking shelter in your home, give us a call!
by Amber A.
Jun 07, 2021 07:24:17 pm.

Our mouse-control technicians are busy re-screening the foundation vents to non-chemically mouse-proof a house in Atlanta. They're also using traps to quickly and safely eliminate the existing mouse infestation.
by Webmaster
Jun 07, 2021 10:55:02 am.

The Mice Gnawed through a Soffit Vent Screen and into the Attic of a Dunwoody, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jun 07, 2021 10:51:57 am.

A homeowner found mouse droppings in the attic of her Cartersville, Georgia home. Was have a crew non-chemically treating the mouse problem and mouse-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Jun 07, 2021 10:47:21 am.

Pesky Mice Gnawed on the Telephone Wires at a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jun 03, 2021 11:15:05 am.

Here's Why This House in Atlanta had a Mouse Problem for Ten Years
by Webmaster
May 26, 2021 10:17:52 am.

A broken screen behind a gable vent allowed a colony of bats to get into the attic of a house in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our bat-removal specialists are replacing the screen and sealing up any other gaps they find to make the house bat-proof.
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May 26, 2021 09:56:13 am.

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by Jason Arruda
May 25, 2021 02:16:41 pm.

A gap along the sill plate of a house in Sandy Springs, Georgia allowed mice to get into the basement. We're non-chemically treating the mouse problem using trapping and removal, and sealing the gaps in the house to prevent future rodent infestations.
by Webmaster
May 25, 2021 10:46:18 am.

A homeowner in Atlanta found what turned out to be mouse prints in the dust in the attic of her home. We have a crew non-chemically trapping and removing the mice, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future mouse and rat infestations.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2021 10:39:09 am.

Mice got into a house in Dunwoody, Georgia by gnawing a hole through the screen behind a foundation vent cover. We're using traps to catch and remove the mice, and replacing all the foundation vent screens to prevent future rodent problems.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2021 10:00:16 am.

Mice are getting into a house in Sandy Springs, Georgia through gaps in the brick work where the mortar has worn away and fallen out. We have a crew setting traps to non-chemically treat the mouse problem, and repairing the brick work to mouse-proof the house.
by Webmaster
May 24, 2021 09:57:28 am.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
by Amber A.
May 21, 2021 06:06:17 pm.

Our inspector discovered that mice were getting into a house in Johns Creek, Georgia through gaps behind the poorly-installed foundation vents. The vents themselves are fine. They just need to be properly reinstalled to keep mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 20, 2021 11:35:04 am.

We have technicians non-chemically treating a mouse problem at a house in Clarkston, Georgia. The homeowner didn't even know she had mice until they started nibbling at her carpets for nesting material.
by Webmaster
May 20, 2021 11:27:06 am.

Epic Handyman Mouse-Proofing Fail at a House in Smyrna, Georgia
by Webmaster
May 20, 2021 11:05:16 am.

Clear Evidence of a Mouse Problem in the Attic of a Johns Creek, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
May 19, 2021 10:32:08 am.

A handyman attempted to exclude mice from a house in Atlanta by putting window screen over the foundation vents. The mice enjoyed a hearty belly laugh before chewing their way into the house. Our technicians are properly mouse-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
May 19, 2021 10:26:07 am.

We have a team sealing a gap along the edge of the roof to keep mice out of the attic of a house in Lilburn, Georgia. The mice have been climbing up to the rain gutter, and then through the gap, to get into the attic.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2021 11:05:58 am.

We Found Evidence of a Mouse Problem in the Attic of a Peachtree City, Georgia Home.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2021 11:02:45 am.

Our inspector found evidence of mice in the attic of a house in Mableton, Georgia. We're sending a crew to non-chemically trap and remove the mice from the attic, and make the house rodent-proof to prevent future mouse or rat infestations.
by Webmaster
May 18, 2021 10:58:47 am.

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
May 14, 2021 06:04:38 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, 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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