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Mouse Control in the Macon Area

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

Mice are the smallest animals we deal with on a regular basis. But don't let their small size fool you. Mice can be a big problem.

In fact, the mouse's diminutive size and inquisitive nature are two of the reasons why mice are such a big problem. Their small size allows them to travel through openings that larger animals can't get through, and their natural curiosity leads them to explore more than animals like rats that tend to be more suspicious and cautious.

Because they're so small, it's also more challenging to seal up a house to keep mice out than it is to keep larger animals out. That doesn't stop us, though. We specialize is preventing mice from getting into houses and other buildings.

Until they're sealed out of a house, their small size allows mice to get a lot closer to where we live than other animals do. They get into cupboards where we store our food, in dresser drawers where they use out clothes as nesting material,and in kitchen and dining room cabinets where they pee and poop all over our tableware and cooking utensils. They also can get into the heating and cooling ducts, where the airflow blows the odors and germs associated with their bodies, urine, and droppings all throughout your home.

Some of the diseases carried or transmitted by mice can be very serious. For example, mice are known to be involved in spreading:

Like we said, mice are small animals that can be a big problem.

Mouse Damage

A lot of folks raise their eyebrows when they hear about mouse damage. After all, how much damage can a mouse do? The answer is quite a bit.

The most potentially serious damage done by mice occurs when they gnaw on electrical wiring. If they gnaw on electrical power lines, they can cause fires. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association estimates than thousands of homes are lost every year due to mice and other animals gnawing on wiring.

Mice can also damage low-voltage wiring such as television antenna cables, doorbell wires, and telephone and Ethernet (computer networking) cables. These low-power lines don't carry enough electricity to start a fire, but they can knock out whatever services depend upon them and can be expensive to replace. Computer data centers and other places where maintaining network uptime is critical consider a single mouse to constitute a major emergency.

Finally, mice can do major damages to stored items, especially clothing, shoes, books, and furniture. Like all rodents, mice are gnawers. In addition, their droppings and urine can contaminate and stain stored items (especially non-washable items like books and artwork).

Mouse Control Without Pesticides

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

The vast majority of exterminating companies treat for mice using poisons as their first line of attack. They may do a bit of sealing here and there, but rodenticides are the thrust of their treatment program.

That's exactly the wrong way to treat a mouse problem.

There are many reasons not to use rodenticides to treat for mice. For one thing, the mice may very well die inside a wall, ceiling, or other structural void. The common belief that mice "go out and seek water" after eating the poison is nonsense. Mice die where they live. And once they die, they smell. How bad the smell will be will depend on how many mice died, where they died, the temperature and humidity, and other factors; but one thing we can be sure of is that the smell won't be good. The mouse's carcass will also be a breeding medium for insects, especially flies.

Another problem with rodenticides is that they may be set out for mice, but they can also kill larger animals. In the case of other rodents (like squirrels and rats), they may eat the bait and be directly poisoned. If that happens, and the animal dies inside your home, you will have a major odor problem and most likely a major fly problem.

Most rodenticides can also kill animals that don't directly eat the bait, but that do eat rodents. Most mouse and rat poisons don't kill the animals right away. Most of them take several days. If an animal like a dog, cat, carnivorous wild animal, or bird of prey eats a mouse or rat that's been poisoned, there's a chance that animal will also get sick or die. We call that secondary poisoning.

Finally, killing mice with poisons is, at best, a temporary solution. Chances are that you'll have to pay the exterminator to come back and refill the bait stations when "new" mice get into the house and replace the "old" mice. More than likely this will happen again, and again, and again, most likely in the fall of every year, when mice start migrating inside.

That's why at Rid-A-Critter, we don't rely on poisons for mouse control. We concentrate on trapping the mice who are already in the house, and then performing exclusion ("mouse-proofing") of your home to prevent mice from getting into your home in the first place. Rodent-proofing is the safest, most-effective, and most-permanent mouse-control method.

Our environmentally-responsible, non-chemical mouse control system avoids all the pitfalls of using poisons, provides long-lasting control, and eliminates the chances of a non-target animal being poisoned. It's the right way to do mouse extermination.

Mouse Control Gallery

Here are a few pictures of mouse-control jobs we've done in the Macon, Georgia area.

Rid-A-Critter provides environmentally-friendly mouse control throughout the Macon, Georgia area. Please contact us for more information and a professional inspection.

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Someone poked a hole through the foundation vent to pass a pipe through, which was good news for the mice who used the gap to get into a house in Macon, Georgia. A mouse control crew is on their way to seal the gap and get the mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 10, 2021 09:52:37 am.

A gap around a pipe passing through a brick wall was an open invitation for mice to get into a house in Albany, Georgia. Mouse control technicians from our Macon office have revoked that invitation, and are trapping and removing the mice from the house as we speak.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 11:21:51 am.

One of our Macon crews is busy doing non-chemical mouse control in Cordele, Georgia. The mice got in because the screen behind one of the foundation vents mysteriously went missing. Our guys will replace it as part of the rodent exclusion.
by Webmaster
Sep 03, 2021 10:58:25 am.

Technicians from our Macon office are performing non-chemical mouse control at a Tifton, Georgia home. The mice are all throughout the house, from the attic to the crawl space. We'll trap and remove the mice and rodent-proof the house.
by Webmaster
Sep 02, 2021 12:26:06 pm.

Our Macon rodent control technicians are working at a Perry, Georgia mouse control job. As always, they're doing the job non-chemically by trapping and removing the mice, and sealing them out of the house. There's really no other way to achieve permanent mouse control.
by Webmaster
Sep 01, 2021 11:11:53 am.

Our Macon-area office has technicians heading to a Cordele, Georgia mouse control and rodent exclusion job. The mice are in the attic, but they had to start from the bottom because mice can't fly; so they're be rodent-proofing the whole house.
by Webmaster
Aug 27, 2021 09:27:57 am.

A handyman tried and failed to seal mice out of a house in Americus, Georgia. Mouse control specialists from our Macon office are on the scene setting traps to remove the mice, and sealing gaps in the foundation to mouse-proof the house and prevent new rodent infestations.
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2021 10:23:42 am.

A gap around a gas pipe where it passes through the siding is the reason why our Macon office has technicians working a Cordele, Georgia mouse control job today. Plumbers and electricians rarely bother sealing around their pipes and wires to keep mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2021 10:19:02 am.

Water rot created a gap at the bottom of a garage door frame that's allowing mice into a house in Perry, Georgia. Mouse control technicians from our Macon office will replace the rotten wood, trap and remove the mouse, and seal any other gaps around the mouse to make it rodent-proof.
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2021 10:16:19 am.

Non-chemical rodent-control specialists from our Macon office are replacing a crawl space door as part of a Tifton, Georgia mouse-removal and exclusion job. Non-chemical mouse control requires more work to make a house mouse-proof, but it's a more permanent solution to a mouse problem than using poisons.
by Webmaster
Aug 24, 2021 10:09:29 am.

A telephone company technician discovered that the reason the phone stopped working was because mice had gnawed on the wires in the attic of a house in Cordele, Georgia. Mouse exterminators from our Macon office are non-chemically trapping and removing the mice so the telephone company can replace the wiring.
by Webmaster
Aug 20, 2021 09:48:25 am.

A gap between the brick wall of a house and the wooden door frame of the attached garage allowed mice to get into a house in Perry, Georgia. Mouse control specialists from our Macon office are sealing the gaps to permanently keep mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
Aug 20, 2021 09:22:56 am.

One of our Macon crews is working at an Americus, Georgia mouse control and rodent exclusion job. They're using traps to catch the mice, which are throughout the house from the crawl space to the attic; and sealing the whole house to prevent future rodent infestations.
by Webmaster
Aug 20, 2021 09:18:45 am.

Mice are getting into the crawl space through the rotting foundation vents of a house in Perry, Georgia. Mouse-control technicians from our Macon office are replacing the foundation vents to mouse-proof the house, and using traps to catch and remove the mice that already go inside.
by Webmaster
Aug 18, 2021 10:09:49 am.

Our Macon, Georgia mouse-control technicians are replacing a crawl space door to keep mice out of a crawl space. They'll also use traps to quickly, safely, and non-chemically remove the existing mice from the house. When they're done, the house will be mouse-free and mouse-proof.
by Webmaster
Aug 18, 2021 10:06:23 am.

Today We're Replacing this Vent as Part of a Cordele, Georgia Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Aug 16, 2021 10:54:51 am.

Extensive mouse droppings and urine in the attic insulation will be cleaned up, and the contaminated insulation removed and replaced, as part a Tifton, Georgia mouse-control job that the technicians at our Macon office are doing today.
by Webmaster
Aug 04, 2021 11:06:42 am.

Erosion of the concrete around an expansion joint created a gap that allowed mice into a house. Technicians from our Macon office are patching the concrete and rodent-proofing the entire house as parts of a Tifton, Georgia mouse exclusion job.
by Webmaster
Aug 03, 2021 10:19:50 am.

We Discovered Mouse Damage to a Tennis Ball at an Americus, Georgia Mouse Control Job
by Webmaster
Jul 30, 2021 10:31:27 am.

A crew from our Macon-area office is working at a Tifton, Georgia mouse-exclusion job. The homeowner previously hired a handyman to try to seal the mice out of the house, but the mice gnawed right on through the foam insulation the handyman used.
by Webmaster
Jul 30, 2021 10:13:04 am.

A gap around a gas pipe will have to be sealed as part of a Macon, Georgia mouse-removal job. Because we don't use pesticides to treat mouse infestations, it's critical that we find and seal any potential mouse entry points to permanently seal mice out of the house.
by Webmaster
Jul 29, 2021 10:39:31 am.

Mice in the attic did some damage to the flexible heating ducts at a house in Valdosta, Georgia. We're trapping the mice and rodent-proofing the attic to permanently solve the mouse problem.
by Webmaster
Jul 27, 2021 10:24:08 am.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
by Amber A.
Jul 23, 2021 06:29:58 pm.

Mouse droppings and gnawed cereal boxes in a kitchen cabinet were the first signs that a house in Albany, Georgia needed mouse control. We have a team setting traps to catch and remove the mice, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent any more mice from getting in.
by Webmaster
Jul 23, 2021 10:13:40 am.

This afternoon we'll be doing an organic mouse control job at a house in Valdosta, Georgia. The mice are getting in through the foundation; so we'll be rodent-proofing the house to keep new mice from getting in, and using traps to non-chemically catch and remove the existing mice.
by Webmaster
Jul 21, 2021 10:32:20 am.

Jason's crew is mouse-proofing a house in Macon, Georgia today. The mice got in because the screens behind the foundation vents are missing, which they'll replace to rodent-proof the crawl space. They'll also use traps to non-chemically catch and remove the existing mice.
by Webmaster
Jul 21, 2021 10:27:29 am.

Another Human-Assisted Mouse Infestation at a House in Columbus, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 19, 2021 10:57:05 am.

One of our non-chemical rodent-control crews is trapping, removing, and excluding mice from a house in Macon, Georgia today. The only way to permanently eliminate a mouse problem is by sealing them out of a house. If you do that right, there's no need to use toxic rodenticides.
by Webmaster
Jul 19, 2021 10:41:20 am.

Pesky Mice Gnawed through a Foundation Vent Screen to Get into a Valdosta, Georgia Home
by Webmaster
Jul 19, 2021 10:32:18 am.

Non-chemical rodent-control specialists from our Macon office are treating a mouse problem in the attic of a house in Columbus, Georgia. They're using traps to rapidly clear up the existing mouse infestation, and rodent-proofing the house to prevent future problems.
by Webmaster
Jul 15, 2021 10:51:11 am.

Here's How Mice Got into this Brick House in Albany, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jul 06, 2021 10:18:23 am.

Somewhat Puzzling Mouse Gap into a Brick House in Albany, Georgia
by Webmaster
Jun 25, 2021 10:45:15 am.

The Macon, Georgia office of Rid-A-Critter provides non-chemical mouse control in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia and the surrounding areas including Albany, Americus, Barnesville, Byron, Centerville, Columbus, Cordele, Culloden, Eastman, Fitzgerald, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Gray, Griffin, Hawkinsville, Juliette, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Perry, Roberta, Sylvester, Thomaston, Tifton, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Yatesville, and Zebulon. We are fully licensed and insured.

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