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Non-Chemical Mouse Control and Mouse-Proofing in Metro 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, 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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The Mice Scaled a Brick Wall to Get into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Apr 14, 2021 10:26:14 am.

Today one of our Metro Atlanta mouse-removal crews is sealing gaps in a cinder block foundation to exclude mice from a house in Stockbridge, Georgia. Trapping, removal, and exclusion is the safest and most permanent mouse control method.
by Webmaster
Apr 12, 2021 09:52:07 am.

A homeowner in Newnan, Georgia found a few mouse droppings in their attic and wisely called us to non-chemically treat the problem before it gets worse. We have a crew on their way to trap and remove the mice and mouse-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 12, 2021 09:41:42 am.

One of our inspectors found mouse droppings and bits of insulation in top of an air-conditioning unit in the attic of a house in Decatur, Georgia. We'll be sending a crew to trap and remove the mice, and mouse-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Apr 09, 2021 09:32:34 am.

We Found Mouse Damage to the Wiring in the Attic of a Fayetteville, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Apr 09, 2021 09:28:56 am.

Another Failed DIY Mouse Control Attempt in the Attic of a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Apr 08, 2021 10:30:33 am.

Another Case of Human-Assisted Mouse Entry into a House in Conyers, Georgia
by Webmaster
Apr 05, 2021 10:21:25 am.

The Mice Gnawed their Way through a Foundation Vent Screen into this Atlanta Home
by Webmaster
Apr 05, 2021 10:17:43 am.

One of our technicians is heading out to remove a trapped gray squirrel from the roof of a house in Johns Creek, Georgia. The squirrel was caught early this morning and will be relocated to the forest, away from homes or buildings.
by Webmaster
Mar 30, 2021 10:10:23 am.

Another Failed Handyman Mouse-Proofing Attempt at a Stone Mountain, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Mar 24, 2021 10:36:44 am.

A homeowner called to tell us she has mice in her Conyers, Georgia home. An inspection revealed that they were getting in through a gap around an air-conditioning pipe. We'll catch and remove the mice and exclude them from the house.
by Webmaster
Mar 24, 2021 10:31:54 am.

Technicians from our Metro Atlanta office are busy mouse-proofing the perimeter of a house in Cartersville, Georgia. Trapping and removing mice, and then excluding them, is the safest and most effective mouse-control method.
by Webmaster
Mar 24, 2021 10:28:56 am.

We have technicians sealing the roof of a house in Atlanta to keep mice out of the attic. The mice were climbing up the downspout and getting into the attic through a gap under the flashing.
by Webmaster
Mar 24, 2021 10:25:20 am.

One of our Metro Atlanta mouse-proofing crews is sealing gaps in the foundation to non-chemically treat a mouse problem at a house in Marietta, Georgia. This is very detailed work because mice can get through very small openings.
by Webmaster
Mar 23, 2021 10:17:38 am.

This Poorly-Installed Foundation Vent Allowed Mice into an East Point, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Mar 19, 2021 09:28:44 am.

Our Metro Atlanta office has mouse-control technicians catching and removing mice from a house in Newnan, Georgia. We safely control mice using trapping, removal, and exclusion, without using any poisons.
by Webmaster
Mar 19, 2021 09:18:32 am.

We have skinny technicians working under a porch sealing a gap near the sill plate to keep mice out of a Conyers, Georgia home. They're using traps to remove the mice that are already in the house without using any poisons.
by Webmaster
Mar 18, 2021 10:43:21 am.

Hope everyone stays safe from the storms. Listen out for animals, they might be taking shelter too!
by Amber A.
Mar 17, 2021 05:45:47 pm.

Today is a wonderful day to call Ridacritter for all of your nuisance animal exclusion needs! We cover rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and more!
by Jake A.
Mar 12, 2021 02:54:13 pm.

We have technicians sealing around air-conditioning pipes and wires to keep mice from getting into a house in Marietta, Georgia. Air-conditioning installers are notorious for not rodent-proofing their work.
by Webmaster
Mar 11, 2021 10:21:48 am.

One of our crews is patching gaps in the mortar to non-chemically exclude mice from a brick house in Marietta, Georgia. Cracks and gaps in the mortar are very common ways for mice to get into brick houses.
by Webmaster
Mar 11, 2021 10:17:52 am.

Our inspector found evidence of mice in the attic of a house in Mansfield, Georgia. We're scheduling a crew to non-chemically treat the mouse problem and seal the house to prevent future rodent infestations.
by Webmaster
Mar 11, 2021 10:15:27 am.

Warm weather brought out calls for several animals today! From Snakes, to squirrels, mice and bees!!
by Amber A.
Mar 10, 2021 07:41:48 pm.

Pesky mice made it into the basement of a beautiful Sugar Hill home. Chewed right through the corner of the basement door! Call Ridacritter today!
by Jake A.
Mar 10, 2021 05:03:53 pm.

We have a technician with good masonry skills touching up the mortar of a brick house in Atlanta to seal gaps that mice were using to get into the house. Effective mouse control relies on careful mouse exclusion.
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2021 10:11:36 am.

Tricky little things! Keep an eye out for mice, they multiply quickly and are quite stealthy! Call Ridacritter today
by Jake A.
Mar 09, 2021 08:42:57 am.

Our technicians are installing a rodent-proof clothes dryer vent as part of a comprehensive non-chemical mouse-removal and mouse-proofing job at a house in Marietta, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Mar 08, 2021 09:24:34 am.

Mice have been climbing up the air-conditioning lines and through a gap in the siding to get into a house in Fairburn, Georgia. We're sending a crew to catch and remove the mice and seal them out of the house.
by Webmaster
Mar 05, 2021 09:15:06 am.

Our technicians are busy at work sealing gaps in the mortar of the brick foundation of a house in Ellenwood, Georgia as a vital part of a non-toxic mouse-removal and mouse-proofing plan.
by Webmaster
Mar 05, 2021 09:12:16 am.

An electrician discovered that mice have been gnawing on the wiring in the attic of a house in Fayetteville, Georgia. We have an inspector on the way to size up the problem and draft a non-chemical mouse control plan.
by Webmaster
Mar 05, 2021 08:57:27 am.

Today we're doing non-toxic mouse control at a house in Atlanta. We'll be trapping and removing the mice, and sealing the gaps around the house to prevent future mouse infestations. No poisons will be used.
by Webmaster
Mar 04, 2021 10:02:51 am.

We're doing a non-chemical mouse-removal job in the attic of a house in Johns Creek, Georgia. We'll trap and remove the mice from the attic, and seal the exterior of the house so they can't get back in.
by Webmaster
Mar 03, 2021 10:13:26 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, 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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