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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 exterminators most often encounter as pests in the 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 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 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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Mice crawled up behind the siding to find a gap that allowed them into a house in Kennesaw, Georgia. Mouse removal technicians are sealing all the exterior gaps to keep mice out of the house, and using traps to quickly and safely eliminate the existing mouse infestation.
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Sep 17, 2021 08:57:46 am.

Rodent-control specialists from our Metro Atlanta office are working at a Marietta mouse control and exclusion job. The mice are all over the house, from the crawl space to the attic. We'll seal them all out and non-chemically trap and remove the existing mice from the house.
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Sep 17, 2021 08:54:48 am.

Droppings and acorn shells in the insulation were evidence of a mouse infestation in the attic of a house in Douglasville, Georgia. A mouse-control team is on-site non-chemically trapping and removing the mice, and rodent-proofing the house to keep mice and rats out.
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Sep 17, 2021 08:52:06 am.

Today We're Non-Chemically Mouse-Proofing this Lilburn, Georgia Home
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Sep 14, 2021 11:02:10 am.

Every one of the foundation vent screens on an old house has rotted away, allowing mice into the crawl space of a house in Atlanta. A mouse-control crew is re-screening all the vents as part of the non-chemical mouse removal and exclusion job.
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Sep 14, 2021 10:49:03 am.

A gap at the top of the foundation where an extension was added on allowed mice to get into a house in Kennesaw, Georgia. A mouse control team from our Metro Atlanta office is sealing the gap to mouse-proof the house, and using traps to eliminate the existing infestation.
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Sep 10, 2021 09:44:59 am.

Non-chemical rodent control technicians from our Metro Atlanta office are finishing up a Cartersville, Georgia mouse control job. The mice were getting in through gaps between at the bottom of the exterior trim, which have all been sealed.
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Sep 10, 2021 09:38:53 am.

Chris went on an Atlanta mouse control inspection and discovered that all the screens are missing from behind the foundation vents. All of them. No one knows where they went. We'll replace them all as part of rodent-proofing the house.
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Sep 10, 2021 09:31:46 am.

One of our Atlanta mouse control crews is sealing around pipes passing through the foundation walls to keep mice out of the crawl space. They're also using traps to non-chemically eliminate the mice that already got inside.
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Sep 09, 2021 10:23:09 am.

Technicians working at a Kennesaw, Georgia mouse control job are sealing gaps under all the door frames to keep mice out of the house. The gaps are there to prevent the wood frames from rotting, but unless they're sealed, they provide easy entry points for mice.
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Sep 03, 2021 11:16:11 am.

A dryer vent that worked its way out of the wall created a half inch gap that allowed mice into a house in Newnan, Georgia. A mouse control crew from our Metro Atlanta office is replacing the vent with a rodent-proof one, in addition to trapping and removing the mice who already got in.
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Sep 03, 2021 11:10:29 am.

Here's How Mice Got into the Attic of this House in Atlanta
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Sep 03, 2021 11:03:12 am.

A Crooked Foundation Vent Needs to be Re-Seated at a Morrow, Georgia Mouse Control Job
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Sep 01, 2021 11:05:10 am.

A Huge Mouse Entry Gap Needs to be Sealed at a Conyers, Georgia Mouse Control Job
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Aug 31, 2021 11:21:46 am.

Numerous gaps through the brick wall where pipes and wires were passed through required meticulous mouse-proofing work by one of our Atlanta mouse control teams. It makes no sense to trap and remove mice unless you also prevent new mice from getting in to replace them.
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Aug 31, 2021 11:17:28 am.

A non-chemical rodent control crew from our Athens office is on their way to an Auburn, Georgia mouse control and exclusion job. We treat mouse and rat problems using trapping and exclusion, without pesticides.
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Aug 31, 2021 11:11:18 am.

Droppings and urine in the insulation were signs of a mouse infestation in the attic of a house in Newnan, Georgia. Rodent control specialists from our Atlanta office are treating the mouse problem non-chemically, using trapping and exclusion instead of pesticides.
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Aug 31, 2021 11:07:12 am.

One of our rodent control crews is replacing a section of siding as part of an Atlanta mouse control job. Serious water damage to the siding left little left to repair. They're also trapping and removing the mice from the house, and rodent proofing the entire perimeter of the house.
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Aug 27, 2021 09:59:28 am.

Gaps where the mortar has fallen out from between the bricks allowed mice into a house in Mableton, Georgia. Mouse control technicians with masonry skills from our Metro Atlanta office are touching up the brickwork to make the house rodent-proof.
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Aug 27, 2021 09:47:14 am.

We Found Mouse Damage to Electrical Wiring in the Attic of a House in McDonough, Georgia
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Aug 27, 2021 09:22:39 am.

Technicians at a Newnan, Georgia mouse control job are replacing plastic foundation vents that the mice gnawed through with sturdy metal ones that will make the house rodent-proof.
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Aug 27, 2021 09:17:16 am.

Our Metro Atlanta mouse-control experts are on their way to a McDonough, Georgia mouse removal and exclusion job. The mice are getting into the house through gaps between the exterior trim and the pavement. That's pretty common. We'll seal the mice out.
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Aug 25, 2021 11:10:29 am.

A homeowner found evidence of mice in the attic of their house in Atlanta. Non-chemical mouse control and exclusion experts are on the job, trapping and removing the mice and sealing them out of the house.
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Aug 25, 2021 11:00:29 am.

Two old pipes passing through the siding that no longer serve any purpose allowed mice to get into a house in Newnan, Georgia. Mouse control technicians from our Metro Atlanta office are removing the pipes and sealing up the holes in the siding to keep mice out of the house.
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Aug 24, 2021 10:27:12 am.

Today our Metro Atlanta non-chemical rodent control specialists are screening foundation vents as part of a Marietta, Georgia mouse control job. Our mouse elimination method relies heavily on sealing mice out of the house because we don't use rodenticides.
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Aug 24, 2021 10:00:40 am.

One of our Atlanta non-chemical mouse control crews is building a new, tight-fitting crawl space door that will keep mice out of a house in Atlanta. Crawl space doors that don't fit properly are the cause of many rat and mouse infestations.
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Aug 23, 2021 10:54:23 am.

An electrician left a gap around a generator conduit passing through the exterior wall that's allowing mice to get into a house in Covington, Georgia. Mouse control specialists from our Atlanta office are trapping and removing the mice and mouse-proofing the house.
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Aug 23, 2021 10:50:01 am.

Droppings in the dust proved that the pitter patter of little feet were from mice in the attic of a house in Atlanta. Mouse control technicians are setting traps to quickly catch and remove the mice, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future infestations.
by Webmaster
Aug 20, 2021 09:44:48 am.

A gap between a foundation vent flange and the irregular surface of the stone foundation allowed mice into a house in Atlanta. Mouse control technicians are re-seating and sealing the vents to make the house mouse-proof.
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2021 10:52:01 am.

A half-inch gap between a door frame and the bricks next to it allowed mice to get into a house in Marietta, Georgia. Mouse control technicians from our Metro Atlanta office are trapping and removing the mice, and sealing the gaps to keep rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2021 10:39:06 am.

Today We're Replacing this Crawl Space Door as Part of an Atlanta Mouse Control Job
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Aug 18, 2021 10:02:30 am.

Non-chemical rodent-control technicians are sealing gaps around the foundation as an important part of a Covington, Georgia mouse control job. Rodent exclusion is the only way to achieve permanent mouse and rat control.
by Webmaster
Aug 17, 2021 10:19:04 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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