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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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Tomorrow we'll be going to a house in Atlanta to seal the mortar between the bricks to keep mice out of the house. The mice were squeezing through gaps in the mortar, which goes to show you how small a hole mice can use to get into a house.
by Webmaster
Sep 27, 2020 07:12:11 pm.

One of our Metro Atlanta mouse control technicians is sealing gaps in the mortar to keep mice out of a brick house in Hampton, Georgia. Yes, our mouse-control skills include masonry work, when needed.
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2020 10:48:10 am.

The Concrete Needs Patching to Keep Mice out of a House in Fairburn, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2020 10:43:59 am.

We're replacing the trim and weather seal of a garage door to keep mice out of a house in Ellenwood, Georgia.Gaps around and under garage doors are among the most common ways that mice (and sometimes rats) get into homes.
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2020 10:38:49 am.

We have a mouse control crew busy at work sealing mice out of a house in Fayetteville, Georgia. Because of their tiny size, non-chemical mouse control using only exclusion and no rodenticides is extremely detailed and precise work.
by Webmaster
Sep 24, 2020 10:33:28 am.

This is How Mice are Getting into this House in Avondale Estates, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 23, 2020 08:52:19 am.

One of our teams is sealing around and re-attaching the foundation vents to keep mice out of a house in Johns Creek, Georgia. The existing vents were never properly secured, creating gaps that allowed mice to get into the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2020 10:21:09 am.

The Mice Got Into a House in Conley, Georgia through a Gap around a Spigot
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2020 10:18:13 am.

One of our crews is performing non-chemical mouse control at a house in Stone Mountain, Georgia. We treat residential mouse problems throughout Metro Atlanta without using any pesticides at all.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2020 10:13:52 am.

We're heading out to a mouse-proof a house in Newnan, Georgia. The mice were climbing up the air-conditioning lines and through the block wall to get into the house. We'll seal around the whole house to keep the mice out.
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2020 10:11:15 am.

This is Why this House in Atlanta Needs Mouse Control
by Webmaster
Sep 21, 2020 10:06:07 am.

We have a crew mouse-proofing a house in Decatur, Georgia. The mice were getting in through a gap in the rotted frame of the crawl space door.
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2020 10:28:48 am.

Here's How How Mice Got into the Crawl Space of this Doraville, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2020 10:26:24 am.

This Detached Vent Screen Allowed Mice to Get into a House in Dallas, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 14, 2020 10:21:53 am.

This was How Mice Got Through a Brick Wall and into a House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Sep 11, 2020 10:07:27 am.

Why We'll be Doing Non-Chemical Mouse Control at this House in Powder Springs, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 10, 2020 10:19:46 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
by Jason Arruda
Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

An Open-Door Policy Cause a Mouse Problem at a House in Tucker, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2020 10:34:39 am.

A Gap Around a Pipe Allowed Mice into a Brick House in Stone Mountain, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2020 10:28:29 am.

We're replacing the screens on the foundation vents at a house in Atlanta to keep mice out of the crawl space. The old screens are rotted away from corrosion.
by Webmaster
Sep 09, 2020 10:25:21 am.

Example of Stone-Age Mouse-Proofing at a House in Conyers, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 04, 2020 10:59:01 am.

We're heading out to a house in Smyrna, Georgia to trap and remove mice from the house, and seal all the gaps outside the house to prevent new mice from getting in.
by Webmaster
Sep 04, 2020 10:07:05 am.

Here's Why this House in Smyrna, Georgia Needs Non-Chemical Mouse Control
by Webmaster
Sep 04, 2020 10:04:33 am.

This Gap Around a Pipe Allowed Mice into a Brick House in Johns Creek, Georgia
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2020 09:32:46 am.

Pesky Mice were Gnawing the Wiring in the Attic of a Stone Mountain, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2020 09:29:02 am.

We're sealing around the foundation and replacing the foundation vent screens to keep mice out of a house in Smyrna, Georgia. We control mice non-chemically using traps and exclusion, without the use of poisonous chemicals.
by Webmaster
Aug 31, 2020 10:20:52 am.

Today We'll be Non-Chemically Mouse-Proofing this Brick House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Aug 31, 2020 10:03:29 am.

We have a crew performing a non-chemical mouse control job at a house in College Park, Georgia. We treat residential mouse problems without pesticides by trapping the existing mice, and sealing up all the gaps to keep mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 27, 2020 07:46:29 am.

This is Why this House in Conyers, Georgia Needs Mouse Control
by Webmaster
Aug 27, 2020 07:41:41 am.

We have a crew non-chemically treating a mouse infestation in the attic of a house in Conyers, Georgia. Because the mice had to start at the bottom, that will mean sealing around the entire foundation so the mice can't get into the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2020 10:12:31 am.

We Found Mouse Damage to the Carpeting in a House in Sandy Springs, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2020 10:08:59 am.

This was How Norway Rats Got into this House in Atlanta
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2020 09:37:42 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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