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Mouse Control in the Athens, Georgia Area

Mouse droppings in an attic

Mouse droppings in an attic

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 Gap Around a Gas Pipe Allowed Mice into a Greensboro, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Nov 19, 2020 09:34:02 am.

Today We'll be Doing Mouse Exclusion on the Watkinsville, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Nov 13, 2020 09:25:20 am.

Easy-to-Miss Mouse Entry Gap into the Attic of a House in Jefferson, Georgia
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Nov 12, 2020 09:34:30 am.

We have technicians sealing gaps in the mortar of a stone house in Athens, Georgia to keep mice out of the house. Stone houses are especially vulnerable to mouse problems when the mortar crumbles and falls from between the stones.
by Webmaster
Nov 10, 2020 11:10:31 am.

The Mice Got into this Athens, Georgia Home through a Hole in the Siding
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Nov 09, 2020 10:44:45 am.

This is Why this Brick House in Athens, Georgia Needs Mouse Control
by Webmaster
Nov 06, 2020 06:05:58 am.

One of our Athens-area technicians is replacing the weather seal on a garage door to keep mice out of a house in Winder, Georgia. Worn, damaged, or missing weather strips and door sweeps are very common ways for mice to get into homes.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2020 10:47:58 am.

Our Athens office has a crew doing non-chemical mouse control and mouse-proofing at a house in Eatonton, Georgia. We perform residential and commercial mouse control non-chemically, using no rodenticides at all.
by Webmaster
Nov 02, 2020 10:44:07 am.

Our Athens office has a technician repairing the crawl space door to keep mice out of a house in Jefferson, Georgia.
by Webmaster
Oct 27, 2020 10:26:45 am.

A Gap in the Garage Door Weather Seal Allowed Mice into a Winder, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Oct 15, 2020 10:22:40 am.

This Gap is Why this House in Watksinville, Georgia Needs Mouse Control
by Webmaster
Sep 18, 2020 10:58:16 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 Allowed Mice into the Crawl Space of a House in Braselton, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 27, 2020 07:37:15 am.

We Found Evidence of Mice in the Attic of a House in Athens, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2020 10:31:01 am.

A crew from our Athens office is replacing the crawl space door and sealing the foundation of the house to keep mice out of a Winder, Georgia home.
by Webmaster
Aug 17, 2020 10:26:35 am.

A Gap Over the Crawl Space Door Allowed Mice into a House in Social Circle, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 17, 2020 10:23:46 am.

Clear Evidence of a Mouse Problem in the Attic of a House in Jefferson, Georgia
by Webmaster
Aug 13, 2020 09:57:25 am.

We have technicians sealing a gap under a bay window to keep mice out of a house in Bogart, Georgia. We perform all residential mouse-control jobs without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jul 24, 2020 10:19:40 am.

Our Athens, Georgia regional office has technicians sealing around the foundation of a house to prevent mice from getting into the crawl space.
by Webmaster
Jul 22, 2020 11:03:49 am.

Today our Athens office is doing non-chemical mouse control at a house in Good Hope, Georgia. We'll trap and remove the mice, and seal them out of the house, all without using any chemical rodenticides.
by Webmaster
Jul 16, 2020 11:13:59 am.

This Gap Around a Gas Pipe Allowed Mice into a House in Winder, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 16, 2020 11:10:42 am.

We're heading out to a mouse-control job at a house in Mansfield, Georgia. The mice are getting into the attic of the house by climbing all the way up under the corner posts in the vinyl siding.
by Webmaster
Jul 16, 2020 11:05:57 am.

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

News: CDC Warns that COVID-19 Lockdowns are Making Rats and Mice More Desperate
by Webmaster
May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

Here's How Mice Got into this House in Braselton, Georgia
by Webmaster
May 15, 2020 10:47:00 am.

Our Athens, Georgia office sent a crew to seal the foundation of a house to keep mice out of the basement.
by Webmaster
May 07, 2020 10:42:51 am.

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

This was How Mice Got All the Way Up into the Attic of a House in Athens, Georgia
by Webmaster
Apr 08, 2020 10:37:33 am.

Noises in your attic? We can help in certain case we can seal and remove animals from your home with no personal contact.
by Dean Scott
Apr 02, 2020 11:16:28 am.

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.

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.

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. Your town not listed? Contact us.

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