How to Remove Mice From Your House

Mice will go into any type of home or building that has access points for them, including cracks and crevices, vents, and holes. They prefer warm, dark, and sheltered areas, such as wall cavities, attics, basements, and storage sheds.

Signs of Mice in the Home

As they typically weigh less than an ounce and grow no longer than eight inches, mice are able to sneak into homes through holes 1/4 of an inch in diameter or larger. Since the rodents have powerful teeth and are highly motivated by available food and warm shelter, they can also easily create holes or enlarge existing holes to get inside. Furthermore, the pests are able to run up any texturized vertical surface and can jump over a foot off the ground. This means mice are capable of gaining access to homes through uncovered vents, chimneys, windows with broken screens, and through utility pipes that run through exterior walls, as well.


Mice are notorious for the widespread damage they cause once infestations are established. Despite the fact that a single mouse eats approximately eight pounds of food in a single year, the pests do a lot of nibbling and defecate while feeding. These habits spoil entire packages of food at a time, put financial strain on homeowners, and contribute to the spread of disease. Additionally, mice build nests in wall voids, electrical appliances, and attics. The presence of mice in walls and appliances creates fire hazards as their nests are made of insulation, twigs, and other flammable materials. When the pests live in attics, they destroy stored items like books, important documents, and family heirlooms.

Prevention & Removal

Given the distress infestations of mice cause, house residents should take care to prevent attracting the pests. The best way to reduce the possibility of rodent infestation is diligent sanitation. Removing clutter from attics and basements, cleaning up food and liquid spills as soon as they happen, and regularly vacuuming all go a long way toward mouse prevention. However, as mice are still attracted to heated homes by the prospect of shelter, the only way to truly guard against infestations is calling pest control professionals. Trained experts have the tools to eliminate existing populations of mice and create detailed plans that help homeowners guard against future infestations.

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Kirk D.
It has been very effective at reducing the number of mice, lizard, and snake sightings. During one visit Edgar removed a rattlesnake he came across. We may see a snake maybe two to three times during the spring and summer months, but it has been far less than before.

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Critter Control did a great job of evaluating our house for sites of entry after we found bats and a squirrel in our attic. They completed their work promptly and professionally.
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We heard some noise from the corner of our house. Concerned that it could be inside we called for an inspection. Jessy arrived as scheduled and conducted a complete inspection of our home. Based on a recording we made he determined we had a tree frog on our roof. I was pleased that we didn’t have any rodent in our house. And his inspection could a few spots I can tighten up around my house. I am very happy with the outcome.
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Lee F.
We have a vacation home in Western Mass and haven’t been there much during the pandemic as we live and work in Atlanta, GA. On our most recent visit we noticed that we had some rodent intrusion as well as some un-welcomed wildlife who decided to make our vacation home their home.

We contacted Critter Control and Mr. Cahoon was quick to set up an appointment as we wouldn’t be in town very long. He came out and assessed our issues. He informed us of our options to both eradicate and control future intrusions. Keeping in mind that wildlife is wildlife! He quickly got to work eradicating the rodents and wildlife from our home and addressing the intrusion issues. We feel much better leaving our vacation home for periods at a time knowing that Mr. Cahoon and Critter Control did their job and did it right! Thanks again!
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We immediately called Critter Control and they came and gave us a reasonable estimate to remove all remnants and insulation. They sanitized and replaced with new insulation and sealing up points of entry .

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