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Mouse Extermination

Columbia and Aiken, South Carolina Rid-A-Critter Office

Mouse gnawing damage to a dresser drawer

Mouse gnawing damage to a dresser drawer

Compared to their relatives the rats, mice have a relatively harmless reputation. A lot of people even think they're cute, which is probably why so many mice have enjoyed successful careers as animated cartoon characters. People just don't have the same kinds of feelings about mice as they do about rats.

Unfortunately, the harmless reputation that mice enjoy is undeserved. In fact, in some ways, mice present an even bigger threat to human health than rats do because the mouse's small size and inquisitive nature brings mice into much closer contact with people. Mice get into our kitchen cabinets, cupboards, utensil drawers, and even into the food we eat, spreading urine, droppings, shed fur, and disease-causing germs the whole way.

Mice also mature more quickly than rats do. A baby mouse reaches breeding maturity at about six weeks of age, compared to about twelve weeks for rats. That means that even though mice have fewer young per litter than rats do, a mouse populations has the potential to grow very large over time because of the shorter time to maturity.

Diseases Spread by Mice

Mice have been positively identified as playing roles in the spread of several serious diseases, including:

Clearly, mice aren't as cute and innocent as the reputation they enjoy.

Non-Chemical Mouse Control

Most exterminators rely heavily of rodenticides (pesticides designed to kill rodents) for mouse control. We rarely use them. We rely more on trapping and exclusion, which is basically sealing mice out of a home. We trap the existing ones and seal out new ones, resulting in a more permanent solution to your mouse problem, with little or no use of poisons.

We have good reasons for doing mouse control the way we do. Some of these include:

What it really gets down to is that relying on poisons to kill mice is the lazy way to do it. It's also more expensive over the long run because the problem is never really solved. As long as the house isn't mouse-proofed, mice will continue to get inside almost as quickly as you can poison them. If you're paying an exterminator to place the poison, you will be paying that person forever.

Rid-A-Critter provides environmentally-friendly, non-chemical mouse control to homes and businesses throughout Columbia and Aiken, South Carolina areas. Please contact us for more information about how we can make your home or business mouse-free.

Mouse Control Gallery

Here are a few pictures of mouse-control jobs we've done in South Carolina.


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The Columbia, South Carolina office of Rid-A-Critter provides long-lasting mouse control in the Greater Columbia, South Carolina area, including Aiken, Barnwell, Camden, Columbia, Evans, Greenwood, Lexington, Newberry, North Augusta, Orangeburg, and Sumter.

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