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Mouse Extermination and Mouse-Proofing in Metro Atlanta

Mouse hole at an Atlanta mouse control job

Mouse hole at an Atlanta mouse control job

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 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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Typical Mouse Entry Gap into a House in Cartersville, Georgia
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May 21, 2019 10:47:07 am.

Typical Mouse Entry Gap in a House in Douglasville, Georgia
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May 20, 2019 10:56:05 am.

How Mighty Mice Got Through a Brick Wall of a House in Atlanta
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May 16, 2019 10:32:11 am.

Guess How Mice Got Into this House in Marietta, Georgia
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May 14, 2019 10:34:14 am.

We Found Mice in the Kitchen of a House in Atlanta
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May 14, 2019 10:30:37 am.

We Found Evidence of Mice in a House in Austell, Georgia
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May 13, 2019 10:58:12 am.

Tiny Mouse Entry Gap into a House in Cartersville, Georgia
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May 09, 2019 06:00:03 pm.

Great day in Valdosta. I helped one of my clients customer with a honey bee problem and set them up for our technicians to quote extraction.
by Jason Arruda
May 07, 2019 03:13:38 pm.

Close-up of a Mouse Hole in a House in Atlanta
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May 07, 2019 10:46:19 am.

Human-assisted Mouse Entry Point into a House in Marietta, Georgia
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May 02, 2019 11:23:26 am.

Squirrels in my attic, rats in my crawl, bats flying in my house to snakes in my yard. Yes we can handle it all from Hiawassee to Valdosta .
by Jason Arruda
Apr 30, 2019 12:37:58 pm.

Here's How Mice Got into this House in Johns Creek, Georgia
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Apr 18, 2019 09:42:26 am.

News Flash: Mouse-Loving Cable Guy Strikes in Atlanta
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Apr 12, 2019 10:47:26 am.

Here's a Squirrel Hole in a House in Atlanta
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Apr 08, 2019 11:08:38 am.

Pesky Mice Chewed Through a Foundation Vent in McDonough, Georgia
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Apr 08, 2019 10:45:48 am.

Here's How the Mice Got Into this House in Fayetteville, Georgia
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Apr 08, 2019 10:41:29 am.

Awesome day in Macon Ga. visiting clients. South Ga. pest control companies are referring us more and more bat jobs. I explained that now is the season. Thank you for referring us
by Jason Arruda
Apr 04, 2019 02:36:39 pm.

This Was How Mice Got Into this House in Atlanta
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Apr 02, 2019 12:23:53 pm.

Live Mouse in the Wall of a House in McDonough, Georgia
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Apr 01, 2019 12:14:04 pm.

Here's a Mouse Hole Through the Siding at a House in Lithonia, Georgia
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Mar 29, 2019 09:08:39 am.

Well it was a great day in Alabama seeing my Pest Control clients that refer us. If you don’t know by now majority of Pest Control companies refer us for squirrels, raccoons, rats, bats, bees and more. Now it time to head back to Georgia.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 28, 2019 03:24:50 pm.

Excluding animals is a continuous task. That’s why our Warranty Division is always hard at work keeping those reoccurring, persistent, and pesky Critters out of your home. Have you let your Warranty coverage lapse?? Get caught up today !!
by Tim McDavid
Mar 28, 2019 09:29:04 am.

This Was How Mice Got into a House in Powder Springs, Georgia
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Mar 25, 2019 10:44:31 am.

Here's How the Mouse Problem at this Fayetteville, Georgia Home Started
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Mar 22, 2019 10:51:51 am.

Pesky Mice Were Chewing on the Wires in this Attic in Atlanta
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Mar 22, 2019 10:48:33 am.

Another Failed DIY Mouse-Proofing Attempt in Atlanta
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Mar 21, 2019 10:52:16 am.

In Columbus Ga today meeting new clients.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 14, 2019 12:45:31 pm.

Another Mouse Hole in a House in Fayetteville, Georgia
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Mar 12, 2019 12:07:29 pm.

Interesting Mouse Hole into a House in Fayetteville, Georgia
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Mar 12, 2019 12:05:14 pm.

The Mice Chewed Through a Vent Screen to Get into this House in Atlanta
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Mar 04, 2019 11:22:03 am.

Unusual Mouse Entry Gap Under an Electric Meter in Atlanta
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Feb 26, 2019 10:52:53 am.

Pesky Mice Gnawed Through a Vent Screen in Clarkston, Georgia
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Feb 21, 2019 12:03:54 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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