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Atlanta Mouse Control and Mouse-Proofing

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 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, often getting 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 Atlanta that removes and controls mice using no poisons at all. We 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 mice out of a home or other building.

As you might imagine, non-chemical mouse control that relies 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-proof. 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 wild animal eating a poisoned mouse. Non-chemical mouse control is a better, more environmentally-responsible approach to the problem.

Rid-A-Critter provides 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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We're in Atlanta non-chemically trapping and removing mice from the basement of a house, and sealing up the foundation so mice can't into the house.
by Webmaster
Mar 30, 2020 12:07:01 pm.

From our family to yours we wish you good health and safety. During this uncertain time related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we want to assure you as a approved business for essential Services. Rid-A-Critter remains open. Thanks
by Jason Arruda
Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

We're Sealing Mice out of a House in Jackson, Georgia
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2020 10:55:42 am.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

This Video Shows How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap
by Webmaster
Mar 10, 2020 09:57:33 am.

Just enjoying this Georgia weather this weekend. At my parents house fishing and noticed the wildlife out here where they belong. They can become a nuisance though when they find their way inside your home. In that case give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 01, 2020 12:24:17 pm.

Well it’s North Ga today. Seeing clients in Buford, Gainesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Hiawassee Ga.
by Jason Arruda
Feb 27, 2020 11:30:35 am.

House Mouse Entry Gap into a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Feb 27, 2020 11:03:53 am.

How Mice Got into this Brick House in Sandy Springs, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 25, 2020 10:38:52 am.

Formerly-Secret Mouse Entry Gap into a Brick House in Decatur, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 20, 2020 10:51:50 am.

A Gap Around the Dryer Vent Allowed Mice into this Brick House in Marietta
by Webmaster
Feb 19, 2020 11:08:57 am.

Typical Mouse Gap through the Wall of a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Feb 13, 2020 10:39:16 am.

Rainy days mean animals like to stay in. If you are hearing noises in your attic on this rainy day it could be more than rain.
by Dean Scott
Feb 13, 2020 09:27:56 am.

A Gap Behind the Brick Facade Allowed Mice into a Riverdale, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Feb 07, 2020 10:06:20 am.

Here's How Mice Got into this House in Stone Mountain, Georgia
by Webmaster
Feb 06, 2020 10:29:55 am.

The Mice Chewed Through this Vent Screen and into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Feb 03, 2020 11:31:57 am.

This Open Foundation Vent Allowed Mice into a House in Austell, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 31, 2020 10:13:29 am.

Typical Mouse Hole Through a Garage Door Seal in Fayetteville, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 24, 2020 10:28:42 am.

Going to Bainbridge Ga today for quotes for exclusions. Bats, rats and gray squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 23, 2020 11:05:03 am.

Common Mouse Entry Gap into a Brick House in Conyers, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 21, 2020 10:11:48 am.

This Gap Needs to be Sealed to keep Mice out of this House in Palmetto, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 20, 2020 10:52:26 am.

A Detached Vent Screen Allowed Mice into a House in Jonesboro, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2020 10:14:13 am.

Another DIY Mouse-Proofing Fail in Conyers, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2020 10:10:17 am.

Another Human-Assisted Mouse Entry into a House in Chamblee, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 16, 2020 10:57:14 am.

This Gap Under the Door Trim Allowed Mice into a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 15, 2020 10:44:34 am.

This Loose Crawl Space Vent Allowed Mice into a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 14, 2020 10:28:15 am.

The Gap Around this Spigot Allowed Mice into a House in Decatur, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 10, 2020 10:09:26 am.

Undeniable Evidence of Mice in the Attic of a House in Riverdale, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 09, 2020 10:23:26 am.

Another Mouse Gap Around a Pipe at a House in Johns Creek, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jan 07, 2020 10:56:51 am.

Here's How to Keep Mice from Getting Into a House When Installing a Generator
by Webmaster
Jan 07, 2020 10:52:15 am.

Excited to be at the Athens pest control conference this week. Let’s talk about wildlife and what services we provide to help.
by Jason Arruda
Jan 06, 2020 11:57:03 am.

Another Failed Attempt to Keep Mice Out of a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Jan 02, 2020 10:29:41 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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