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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 by the pest control technician.

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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The reason our rodent control service technicians are in a crawl space doing mouse control in Athens, Georgia is because the vent behind the lattice of a foundation vent has become detached, allowing mice into the crawl space. They've re-screened the vents from the outside to mouse-proof the house, and are using traps to get rid of the mice that already got inside.
by Webmaster
Jan 31, 2023 08:36:13 am.

All it took was a fingertip-sized gap between the poorly-cut roof trim and the asphalt shingles for mice to get into the attic of a house in Bogart, Georgia. Rodent pest control specialists from our Athens office are sealing the gaps to rodent-proof the house and treat the mouse problem without using chemicals.
by Webmaster
Jan 17, 2023 10:17:06 am.

When you run a one-inch pipe through a two-inch hole and don't seal the gap to rodent-proof it, what you get is a mouse problem. That's why we have a crew doing mouse control at a Hoschton, Georgia home today.
by Webmaster
Jan 12, 2023 10:20:32 am.

Started off in Rome ga, raccoons in the crawl space, then headed to Atlanta, ga, rats in the attic
by Chris Collender
Jan 05, 2023 11:48:37 am.

Computer wires passed through a jagged hole in an electrical box face plate in the wall allowed mice to get into a home office in a house in Athens, Georgia. Our non-chemical rodent pest control experts are mouse-proofing the whole house to eliminate the infestation without using poisons.
by Webmaster
Jan 05, 2023 10:11:43 am.

The gap around a PVC condensate drain pipe where it passes through a brick wall is the reason we have a crew doing mouse control at an Athens, Georgia home today. The mice climbed up the brick wall and got into the house through the gap.
by Webmaster
Jan 04, 2023 09:15:50 am.

Happy New years, back at it, started off in Conyers ga, squirrels, then headed to Stone Mountain ga, rats in the attic, now In Gainesville ga, bats in the house
by Chris Collender
Jan 02, 2023 11:16:26 am.

Here's Wishing All of You a Merry Christmas from Rid-A-Critter!
by Webmaster
Dec 23, 2022 12:56:04 pm.

Rain rain go away, i need to quote some houses today, started off Snellville ga, squirrels have chewed several new holes, paid 2 companies to do patch work , never works long term, why she called us, we will give her a permanent solution
by Chris Collender
Dec 20, 2022 12:54:00 pm.

Our pest control technicians are in the attic of a house in Bogart, Georgia doing mouse control. All it took was a gap of about a quarter inch between the roof sheathing and the fascia to allow the pesky rodents into the attic.
by Webmaster
Dec 20, 2022 08:08:16 am.

Beautiful day but Baby, it’s cold outside. Started the day in Athens ga, rats, then headed to Brasselton, ga, rats, then headed over to Oxford, ga, squirrels. Good times
by Chris Collender
Dec 19, 2022 12:42:44 pm.

Back in conyers, ga today, seems to be busy over here, flyers in the attic, headed to Ellenwood, ga, square
by Chris Collender
Dec 16, 2022 09:53:13 am.

Beautiful day, had 2 stops in Dacula, ga. Rats and squirrels, headed to conyers, ga. For another squirrel job.
by Chris Collender
Dec 15, 2022 12:15:22 pm.

Rodent pest control specialists from our Athens office are on their way to a Watkinsville, Georgia mouse-control and rodent-exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Dec 15, 2022 09:49:01 am.

Busy day in the rain, had two quotes in Alpharetta ga, flying squirrels in both homes, headed to Athens ga, squirrels in the attic.
by Chris Collender
Dec 14, 2022 12:45:29 pm.

The screen is missing from behind the lattice of a foundation vent, and that's why one of our rodent pest control crews is doing mouse control at an Athens, Georgia home today.
by Webmaster
Dec 14, 2022 08:30:51 am.

Quoted a rental property In Atlanta ga, rats, them headed to Athens, ga, mice, then off to Snellville ga, squirrels in the attic
by Chris Collender
Dec 13, 2022 12:33:01 pm.

Finally no more rain, headed to Decatur ga, rental property, rats, headed to Monroe, ga, squirrels in a house, then back to Atlanta ga, rats
by Chris Collender
Dec 12, 2022 03:51:16 pm.

A gap of about half an inch under a plywood crawl space door is the reason we have a team of rodent pest control specialists doing mouse control at an Athens, Georgia home today. You can't permanently eliminate a mouse problem until you seal off all the potential entry points.
by Webmaster
Dec 09, 2022 09:11:18 am.

Good day yesterday, other then the rain, started off in Dawsonville ga, rats, then headed to Lawrenceville ga, flyers, then headed to Atlanta ga, rats
by Chris Collender
Dec 07, 2022 10:01:04 am.

Rainy day, started out in Duluth, ga, snakes found in the house, then headed to doraville ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Atlantic ga, rats. Busy day
by Chris Collender
Dec 05, 2022 03:25:03 pm.

Glad the rain stopped yesterday, we stood in Atlanta, ga. rats and squirrels, then headed to Duluth ga, squirrels again, then to Marietta ga, rats. Another good day
by Chris Collender
Dec 01, 2022 07:20:51 am.

Happy thanksgiving to all, it’s back to work, was in Decatur ga, rats, to off to McDonough ga, rats again, the headed to Douglasville ga, for grey squirrels, then I just left Carrollton ga, bats in attic
by Chris Collender
Nov 28, 2022 12:25:45 pm.

A handyman used insulating foam around the air-conditioning lines where they pass through the brick wall to try to rodent-proof the house; and that's why we're doing mouse control in Athens, Georgia today. The mice gnawed right through the foam like it was butter.
by Webmaster
Nov 28, 2022 10:21:49 am.

The management, staff, and logo animals of Rid-A-Critter wish all of our customers, suppliers, and Web site visitors a Happy and Save Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from Rid-A-Critter
by Webmaster
Nov 23, 2022 10:05:14 am.

A large plywood door with no frame installed over a crawl space access opening left a gap of about three-quarters of an inch that allowed mice into a house in Hoschton, Georgia. A rodent pest control crew working out of our Athens office is installing a mouse-proof door and frame.
by Webmaster
Nov 22, 2022 09:07:23 am.

Cold day yesterday, started in Cedartown ga, squirrels in the soffits, had them last year, he tried to fix it himself last year, didn’t work. Headed to Mableton ga, squirrels again, then 2 stops in Marietta ga
by Chris Collender
Nov 22, 2022 08:21:48 am.

With trowels at the ready, a rodent-exclusion crew from our Athens office is patching a gap around some pipes where they pass through the brick wall as part of a Watkinsville, Georgia mouse-control and rodent-proofing job. You can't permanently eliminate mice from the house until you seal them out, lest new mice keep getting in to replace the old mice.
by Webmaster
Nov 18, 2022 09:20:42 am.

A gap of about three-eighths of an inch between the plywood roof sheathing and the top of the metal rain gutter was all it took for mice to get into the attic of a Watkinsville, Georgia home. A mouse control crew from our Athens office is installing a pest barrier over the gap to keep rodents out of the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 18, 2022 09:01:10 am.

This morning, or maybe early this afternoon, we'll be finishing up a Watkinsville, Georgia mouse control and rodent exclusion job. We treat mouse problems without using any poisons, so making sure that the house is mouse-proof is critical to eliminating the infestation.
by Webmaster
Nov 16, 2022 08:45:55 am.

The plywood crawl space door warped over time, creating a gap between the top of the door and its frame that allowed mice into a house in Hoschton, Georgia. Mouse control specialists from our Athens office are building a new door that will keep mice and other rodent pests out of the house.
by Webmaster
Nov 16, 2022 08:42:59 am.

Rainy day, started off in Cleveland ga, bats in the ridge vents, then headed down to Atlanta ga, rats in the basement, then off to Douglasville ga, squirrels chewing holes threw customers shingles
by Chris Collender
Nov 15, 2022 03:36:15 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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