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Atlanta Mouse Control and Mouse-Proofing

A mouse caught by the tail. Old-school mouse exterminating at its best!

A mouse caught by the tail. Old-school mouse exterminating at its best!

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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A Mouse Gnawed Through the Foundation Vent Screen at this House in Dallas, Georgia
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Jul 09, 2020 10:25:50 am.

Our Metro Atlanta office is replacing an old, rotten crawl space door to keep mice out of a house in Decatur, Georgia.
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Jul 09, 2020 10:22:17 am.

This is the Gap that Mice Used to Get into this House in Dacula, Georgia
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Jul 07, 2020 10:11:31 am.

This was How Mice Got into this Brick House in Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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Jul 07, 2020 10:06:28 am.

We have technicians mouse-proofing a house in Bogart, Georgia to keep mice and other animals out of the crawl space. The mice were getting in through gaps between the crawl space door and its frame.
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Jul 06, 2020 11:09:51 am.

A Handyman's Attempt to Seal Mice Out of a Chamblee, Georgia Home was an Epic Fail
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Jul 03, 2020 11:16:07 am.

Our Metro Atlanta office is sending technicians to non-chemically trap and remove mice from a house in Smyrna, Georgia, and seal the outside of the house to prevent mice from getting in.
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Jul 02, 2020 10:57:23 am.

We'll be replacing the screens behind the foundation vent covers to keep mice out of the crawl space of a house in Lithia Springs, Georgia
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Jun 30, 2020 10:27:55 am.

NEWS FLASH: Mouse-Loving Cable TV Installer Strikes in Lithia Springs, Georgia!
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Jun 30, 2020 10:21:22 am.

We'll be sending a mouse control crew to non-chemical treat a mouse problem in a house in Atlanta. The mice have been gnawing on and causing damage to the carpeting and interior wooden trim.
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Jun 30, 2020 10:01:54 am.

Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
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Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

This Loose Foundation Vent Allowed Mice into a House in Locust Grove, Georgia
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Jun 22, 2020 09:55:42 am.

An Open-Door Policy Allowed Mice into a House in Covington, Georgia
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Jun 22, 2020 09:51:50 am.

As soon as they finish their morning coffee, our Metro Atlanta office will be sending a crew out to Locust Grove, Georgia to take care of a mouse problem in the garage of a home.
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Jun 19, 2020 05:55:52 am.

Later today we'll be sending a crew to seal the foundation to keep mice out of a house in Lithonia. They're getting in through a gap between the siding and the foundation.
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Jun 18, 2020 06:59:34 am.

The Mice Climbed the Downspout to Get into the Attic of this House in Atlanta
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Jun 18, 2020 06:49:44 am.

We have a crew of technicians heading over to seal mice out of a house in Austell, Georgia. The mice are climbing the air-conditioning pipes to get into the house.
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Jun 16, 2020 10:46:44 am.

We're sending a team to seal the foundation of a house in Scottdale, Georgia to keep mice out of the house. We provide non-chemical mouse control throughout Metro Atlanta.
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Jun 12, 2020 10:06:08 am.

We have a couple of techs at a house in Atlanta sealing mice out of the perimeter of the house. We perform non-chemical mouse control throughout our Metro Atlanta service area.
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Jun 03, 2020 10:27:01 am.

Here's How How Mice Got into this Brick House in Atlanta
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Jun 01, 2020 10:20:49 am.

This was How Mice Got into this House in Mableton, Georgia
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May 29, 2020 10:26:04 am.

We have a crew in Atlanta re-screening the foundation vents to keep mice out of the crawl space of the house.
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May 28, 2020 09:58:03 am.

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May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

We're headed out to Stone Mountain to non-chemically seal gaps in the outside of the house that are allowing mice to get in.
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May 21, 2020 10:49:23 am.

We have a crew adjusting a garage door and sealing gaps around the house to keep mice from getting into a house in Atlanta.
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May 12, 2020 10:19:36 am.

We have a crew screening the foundation vents of a house in Atlanta to keep mice out of the crawl space.
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May 01, 2020 10:35:24 am.

We have a crew replacing the foundation vent covers to keep mice out of the crawl space of a house in Atlanta
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Apr 30, 2020 10:23:49 am.

Video of Justin Sealing Rats and Mice Out of a Loading Dock
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Apr 30, 2020 10:02:16 am.

We have a crew in Johns Creek taking care of a mouse problem in the attic of a house.
by Webmaster
Apr 28, 2020 11:18:11 am.

Epic DIY Mouse=Proofing Fail at a House in Conyers, Georgia
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Apr 24, 2020 10:48:59 am.

We have a crew in Conyers, Georgia sealing mice out of the foundation vents of a brick house.
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Apr 14, 2020 11:23:49 am.

We're in Covington, Georgia mouse-proofing a brick house. The mice were getting in through a gap around a gas pipe where it passed through the brick wall.
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Apr 14, 2020 11:21:30 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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