If you’re having an issue with rodents or any other pests, then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator that you can trust. As a Broken Arrow exterminator, we deal with pests year-round. The spring, summer and fall months are prime time for different kinds of bugs and other pest control issues. And many people believe that the winter months are free from pests. This couldn’t be further from the truth. One of the main pests that we deal with during the summer months are mice. In this article, let’s take a good hard look at mice, their lifecycle and what you can do with your Broken Arrow exterminator to protect your home and business from these intruders. 


Mice are a small mammal that find themselves in the bottom of a very tall food pyramid. Almost everything else out there feeds upon these small rodents. Predators from the skies, ground predators that can sniff them out and predators from every area are constantly attacking these little guys. In order to stay alive and keep the race surviving, these pests have found a way to reproduce extremely quickly. 

The female mouse can have a litter of 10 to 12 mice in about 30 days. As soon as she has given birth to her litter, she is fertile and ready to get pregnant again. Unlike many other animals, there’s no break that she needs to prepare again for another litter. This means in a given year you can have anywhere from 120 to 150 mice born from one female mouse. You can see here, that if mice are left unchecked, their numbers can grow exponentially, in a very short amount of time. Your Broken Arrow exterminator can get rid of these pests for you.  


In addition to being able to reproduce quickly, these small mammals are quite agile. They are very fast runners, and they can jump and climb with the best of them. They also swim quite well. Their sense of smell is exquisite. They can smell food, even inside a plastic wrapped bag. If they do smell food in a bag, they will chew through it in order to get to that food. Mice also have very good hearing. This helps to keep them alert, and aware of any predators that may be in the area. 

They also have a very good sense of feeling. They use this feeling when running. They can feel the wall as they run past it with their whiskers. This is why mice will often run up against the wall. This gives them the ability to run quickly without worrying about running into anything, especially due to the fact that their sense of vision is quite poor. Call your Broken Arrow exterminator for more information.  


Mice have a unique set of front teeth. These two front teeth are much larger than the rest of their teeth, and are used for chewing through things. They are unique, in the fact that the front of them has an enamel cover, while the back does not. As mice chew on things, the back of the teeth wear away until it weakens the front and the front wears away. This gives the teeth a sharp wedge like shape. Throughout the life of a mouse, its teeth will never stop growing. Because of this, it must chew on things from time to time in order to trim back its teeth. If for some reason it does not trim its teeth back, the teeth will grow so large that they will make it so that the mouse is unable to eat. If this happens, the mouse will starve to death.

Mice are quite vocal with one another. They communicate in a different squeaks and squawks. Scientists have even found out that mice will sing. During the mating process, the male will sing to the female. It’s unknown exactly why this happens, but it’s a unique aspect of mouse life. In addition to the sound that they make, they can also communicate through their urine and feces. When a mouse finds and smells urine from another mouse in an area, it will denote a territory, or a place of safety for mice. Mice tend to be somewhat social creatures, allowing each other to live in near proximity to one another. While these unions are cordial only, they tend to work better in larger groups and survive longer. A good Broken Arrow exterminator can help. 


If you’re dealing with rodents like mice, then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator that can help you. There are many over-the-counter solutions that you can use, but most of them are very ineffective. Rodenticides that you find in your local hardware store or almost always anticoagulants. These pesticides work in a way that stops the mice from allowing their blood to clot. This makes them die from internal bleeding. Anticoagulants require many different feedings in order to end the life of the pest. Because of this, it takes a long time to wipe out large infestations. Your Broken Arrow exterminator will have access to non-anticoagulant rodenticides. He’s rodenticides are much more effective because they kill very quickly. One dose of a rodenticide that’s not an anticoagulant can take out a mouse.

If you’re having issues with mice or any other pests, then its time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator that you can trust. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business, when it comes to dealing with mice, rodents or any other pests. We service a great Tulsa area, including Owasso, Turley, Prattville, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, and much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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