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Mouse Extermination

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

Mouse damage to HVAC ducts in an attic

Mouse damage to HVAC ducts in an attic

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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Tim Uncovered a Severe Mouse Problem at an Apartment Building in Columbia, South Carolina
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Apr 20, 2017 11:28:54 am.

Here's a Picture of Tim on a Dead Animal Removal Call
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Apr 19, 2017 12:31:42 pm.

Here's a Mouse Hole in a Crawl Space Door in Lexington, South Carolina
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Apr 11, 2017 12:32:11 pm.

Here's a Picture of Tim Talking to Parents at a Career Day Event
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Mar 29, 2017 01:34:01 pm.

Carl Sent this Picture of Mouse Damage inside a House in Columbia, South Carolina
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Mar 09, 2017 03:47:01 pm.

Carl Sent a Picture of a
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Feb 03, 2017 11:28:04 am.

Justin Discovered that Mice Were Getting Into an Aiken, South Carolina Home Through the Crawl Space Vent
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Jan 25, 2017 03:50:50 pm.

Amber Sent a Picture of a Friendly Squirrel that Stopped By for a Visit
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Jan 23, 2017 02:52:51 pm.

New Google+ Post: Carl's Crew Page Picture
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Jan 19, 2017 12:43:57 pm.

Tim Figured Out that the Mice Were Getting Into a Home in Sumter, South Carolina through a Gap in the Rim Joist
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Jan 17, 2017 03:42:38 pm.

Here's a Picture of Our Display at the Georgia Pest Control Association Convention
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Jan 10, 2017 02:47:45 pm.

Tim Sent a Picture of a Mouse Nest in the Engine Compartment of a Vehicle
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Dec 30, 2016 02:56:08 pm.

Pesky squirrels in Valdosta, Fitzgerald, Moultrie, Adel, Nashville Ga. and all between. We got you covered. Call us for your free exclusion quote.
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Dec 30, 2016 01:39:14 pm.

New YouTube Video: So Where's the Pot of Gold?
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Dec 29, 2016 03:55:53 pm.

Tim Found a Mouse Entry Hole at a Mouse Control Job in Columbia, South Carolina
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Dec 29, 2016 03:39:01 pm.

New Google+ Post: Happy Holidays!
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Dec 23, 2016 03:33:49 pm.

Josh Sent this Picture of a DIY Mouse-Proofing Attempt at a House in Greenwood, South Carolina
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Dec 22, 2016 01:58:53 pm.

Chris C. Found A Green Rat Turd at a Dead Animal Removal and Odor Control Job
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Dec 08, 2016 01:43:02 pm.

New Google+ Picture and Post: How Mice Can Increase Your Electric Bill
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Dec 07, 2016 03:03:23 pm.

Upon Inspection, Carl Found that Mice Got Into a Lexington, South Carolina Home through a Foundation Vent
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Dec 05, 2016 03:09:35 pm.

New YouTube Video: Red Bellied Woodpecker
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Dec 01, 2016 03:25:48 pm.

It Didn't Take Carl Long to Figure Out How Mice Were Getting Into this House in Columbia, South Carolina
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Nov 29, 2016 03:13:51 pm.

Here's a Picture of the Mouse Entry Point into a House in Aiken, South Carolina
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Nov 29, 2016 03:06:06 pm.

Bonnie had a Fine Thanksgiving Dinner, And Then the Tryprophan kicked in...
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Nov 26, 2016 12:37:03 pm.

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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