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Mouse Control in the Athens, Georgia Area

A mouse inside a wall void on insulation in the wall viewed from above

The Athens office of Rid-A-Critter is proud to offer safe, long-lasting, non-chemical mouse extermination and exclusion services to homeowners and businesses in and around Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. Our mouse-control program relies heavily on trapping and exclusion to prevent mice from getting into homes, not poisoning mice using rodenticides. In fact, we can eliminate your mouse problem and make your home mouse-proof using no poisons at all.

The mouse that most often infest homes in Georgia and most of the United States is called, fittingly enough, the house mouse, mus musculus. These mice are one of three rodent species (the other two are roof rats and Norway rats) that have adapted to living in human homes, in close proximity to people, and even eating our food. The three species are collectively known as commensal rodents for that reason.

This close association between mice and people is one of the reasons why mice are a far greater health risk than most people realize. Mice don't keep much distance between themselves and us. They even feel free to steal food from our cupboards and walk over our dishes, silverware, and food preparation services -- pooping, peeing, and leaving behind disease-causing germs along the way.

Specifically, mice are known to be involved in the transmission of several very serious diseases including:

And as if that weren't bad enough, mice also have parasites like fleas, ticks, and mites that carry their own diseases, some of which can be transmitted to humans and pets.

The long and short of it is that mice may be small, but they can cause big health problems. In fact, their small size actually makes them more dangerous than rats because they can live undetected in much closer proximity to people.

The Wrong Way to Control Mice

Mouse poison and droppings in an attic Mouse poison in an attic, left by one of our competitors

For many years, the standard way to control mice has been with mouse poisons, or rodenticides. Unfortunately, that's how most mouse exterminators continue to do it, often using materials very much like the ones that you can buy at most hardware or home goods stores. In fact, some over-the-counter rodenticides are identical to the ones that professional exterminators use except for the size of the package.

The reason most exterminators use poisons to control mice is because it's easy and cheap. The problem is that it's not very effective. In fact, if you choose to have your home treated for mice using poisons, you'll most likely be paying your exterminator for a long, long time. Even though the poisons will kill the mice in your home, they'll do nothing to stop "new" mice from getting in; and because the mice eventually will eat up all the poison, you'll be paying your exterminator to come back and replace it — again, and again, and again.

Here are some other reasons why relying on poisons for mouse control is not a good idea:

What it really comes down to is that you shouldn't depend on rodenticides alone for mouse control. Sometimes they're needed in small amounts, for a very short period of time; but even when that's the case, poisons should be considered an adjunct to trapping and exclusion, not a substitute for it.

The Right Way to Control House Mice

At the Athens Regional Office of Rid-A-Critter, we specialize in long-lasting mouse control that doesn't depend on poisons. We do this by trapping the mice that are already in your home, and making it mouse-proof to keep new mice from getting into the house.

What this means for you is that you get a more permanent solution to your mouse problem, without any of the drawbacks of relying on mouse poisons. What it means for us is that we'll miss you when we leave because you won't need to pay us to come back every month for the rest of time to refill your mouse bait stations.

Some exterminating companies will tell you that you can't keep mice out of a house. That's nonsense. It can be done. It's just not easy. It's difficult, painstaking work. Mice are very small and can squeeze through very tiny holes. But tiny holes can be sealed, too. It's just a lot of work to find them all. But that's okay. We're not afraid of work.

Another advantage of mouse-proofing your house is that larger animals like rats, raccoons, opossums, and so forth will also be locked out. If the small critters can't get in, then neither can the bigger ones.

When you add it all up, it becomes clear: Our exclusion-based method of mouse control is just a better, more responsible, more permanent solution to a mouse problem. It just makes more sense.

Rid-A-Critter provides environmentally-friendly mouse control to homes and businesses throughout the Athens, Georgia area. Please contact us for more information. We look forward to your call.

Mouse Control Gallery

Here are a few pictures of mouse-control jobs we've done in and around Athens, Georgia.

 

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A brick got knocked out of place and opened a gap that allowed mice into a house in Athens, Georgia. A mouse control crew with good masonry skills will re-seat the brick and seal any other gaps in the foundation to make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Sep 10, 2021 09:34:07 am.

Droppings in the insulation were a sure sign of a mouse problem in the attic of a house in Bogart, Georgia. Mouse exterminators from our Athens office are non-chemically treating the mouse problem and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 02, 2021 12:22:47 pm.

Technicians from our Athens-area office have been dispatched to a Washington, Georgia mouse control and rodent exclusion job. The mice are getting into the house through gaps in the brick wall that actually are big enough for rats to get through, as well, if they had a mind to.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2021 10:56:37 am.

Someone shoved a pipe through the foundation vent cover, which created gaps that allowed mice into a house in Bogart, Georgia. Mouse control technicians from our Athens office are trapping the mice and rodent-proofing the house to keep rats, mice, and other small animals out.
by Webmaster
Aug 26, 2021 10:42:54 am.

We're Repairing Water Damage to a Door Frame Allowed Mice into a House in Athens, Georgia
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Aug 23, 2021 11:00:12 am.

A team from our Athens office is working at an Auburn, Georgia mouse control job. The mice got into the attic by climbing a nearby tree and walking through a gap under the roof flashing. Impressive feat for a mouse, but all for naught because we're removing them from the attic and mouse-proofing the house.
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Aug 20, 2021 09:59:31 am.

The Crawl Space Door Needs Replacement as Part of an Athens, Georgia Mouse Control Job
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Aug 20, 2021 09:53:59 am.

Droppings and nesting materials in the attic were signs of a mouse infestation at a house in Auburn Georgia. Mouse control specialists from our Athens office are trapping and removing the mice, and rodent-proofing the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 19, 2021 10:27:26 am.

A detached screen behind a foundation vent allowed mice to walk right on into the crawl space. Our technicians will be re-screening all the foundation vents as an essential part of a Bogart, Georgia non-chemical mouse-control job.
by Webmaster
Aug 06, 2021 10:24:58 am.

Non-chemical rodent-control technicians from our Athens office are busy at an Elberton, Georgia mouse removal and exclusion job. The mice are getting into the house through various gaps in the foundation, which we'll seal up to make the house rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Aug 06, 2021 10:18:19 am.

Droppings and acorn shells in the attic are always evidence of a rodent problem. We're sending an Athens, Georgia rodent control crew to non-chemically treat such a mouse problem, as well as rodent-proof the house to prevent future rat or mouse infestations.
by Webmaster
Aug 03, 2021 10:07:58 am.

A foundation vent that's stuck open and won't close properly created an open-door policy for mice. We're replacing the faulty vent as part of a comprehensive mouse-removal and mouse-exclusion job at a house in Hoschton, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Jul 29, 2021 10:53:49 am.

One of our Athens, Georgia mouse-control teams is placing traps to catch and remove mice from the attic of a house in Bogart. They'll also find and seal any potential mouse entry points into the house to make it permanently mouse-proof.
by Webmaster
Jul 26, 2021 09:43:40 am.

We Found Evidence of a Mouse Problem in the Attic of a House in Athens, Georgia
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Jul 26, 2021 09:33:05 am.

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by Amber A.
Jul 23, 2021 06:29:58 pm.

A gap around the air-conditioning pipes where they pass through the brick wall of a house in Athens, Georgia needs to be sealed to keep mice out of the house. You can't eliminate a mouse problem untless you seal the mice out of a building.
by Webmaster
Jul 06, 2021 10:34:13 am.

A gap between a crawl space door frame and the brick foundation of the house allowed a house in Athens, Georgia to become overrun with mice. We'll use traps to quickly and safely eliminate the mouse population, and install a tight-fitting crawl space door to keep them out.
by Webmaster
Jun 24, 2021 12:32:31 pm.

Hope everyone stayed dry from the rain but if you got flooded with animals we can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 21, 2021 06:32:40 pm.

We can remove animals from the structure, as well as seal up your home, but if those pesky critters left behind any excrement, we offer cleanup as well as insulation replacement! Call for a quote!
by Amber A.
Jun 18, 2021 06:34:50 pm.

Happy Monday! Hope everyone has a wonderful and productive week! And if animals are keeping you up at night, give us a call!
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Jun 14, 2021 05:59:26 pm.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
by Amber A.
Jun 12, 2021 07:23:35 pm.

It’s a competition between bats and raccoons getting up in the attics the last few days! If it’s in your attic, we can get it!
by Amber A.
Jun 11, 2021 06:04:09 pm.

The rain seems to be driving the animals in! We can get them out!
by Amber A.
Jun 10, 2021 06:04:42 pm.

The rain doesn’t scare the animals away! If you’ve noticed one taking shelter in your home, give us a call!
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Jun 07, 2021 07:24:17 pm.

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May 25, 2021 02:16:41 pm.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
by Amber A.
May 21, 2021 06:06:17 pm.

Today we're mouse-proofing a house in Hoschton, Georgia. The mice climbed up the trees next to the house and got all the way up to the attic. We're setting traps to catch and remove them, as well as sealing them out of the house.
by Webmaster
May 20, 2021 10:55:35 am.

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
May 14, 2021 06:04:38 pm.

I think there was more animal activity outside then inside today! If they get in, we can get them out!
by Amber A.
May 13, 2021 06:10:20 pm.

Cooler weather coming in means the animals coming in! We can help! :)
by Amber A.
May 11, 2021 06:58:32 pm.

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May 04, 2021 10:23:55 am.

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by Amber A.
May 03, 2021 06:03:57 pm.

The Athens, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides non-chemical mouse control in Athens-Clarke, Greene, and parts of Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, Banks, Jackson, and Oconee Counties in Georgia, including Athens, Auburn, Bogart, Commerce, Good Hope, Greensboro, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Watkinsville, and Winder. We are fully licensed and insured. Your town not listed? Contact us.

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