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Mouse Extermination in Greater Atlanta

Fire hazard cause by mice chewing on wires

Fire hazard cause by mice chewing on wires

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, often getting into our pantries, the drawers where we store out cooking and eating utensils, our nightstands and dressers, and so forth.

This close contact with areas and surfaces that we touch 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, 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 core of the mouse extermination program.

The Right Way to Control House Mice

At the Atlanta Regional Office of Rid-A-Critter, we perform most mouse control jobs using no poisons at all. When we do use them, they're a small part of the job, and are only used after the more important work of mouse-trapping and mouse-proofing are done.

Mouse-proofing, or mouse exclusion, means structurally sealing mice out of a home or other building. As you might imagine, it's 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 because they're bigger than mice.

In addition, you won't have to worry about any of the things we mentioned above, 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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The Atlanta, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides long-lasting mouse control in all of Metro Atlanta, including 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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