Mice are no match for your Broken Arrow pest control company. These small rodents love to find a way into our homes and businesses in order to find shelter, water, and food. As far as that goes, we are a great provider of these things for mice and rats. But with these pests, come many different diseases, damage to our homes and other problems that need to be avoided. So it’s important that you learn as much as you can about mice and rats in order to be able to control them. In this article, let us take a good hard look at mice, rats, and other rodents, and how you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can protect your home and business from them.
MICE SENSES AND BROKEN ARROW PEST CONTROL
Many of the five senses that mice use are very acute. Some of them are less acute. Of their senses, their sense of hearing is very acute. They need this because they find themselves at the bottom of the food pyramid. Plenty of other animals will quickly make a meal out of a mouse or rat. Because of this, they have to have a keen sense of hearing. They need to know if there’s danger near. Not only can they be attacked on the ground from a cat or a wolf, but they can also be attacked from the air through a hawk or owl. They have to keep their eyes and ears open in order to sense if something dangerous is near. While they are good at hearing this and protecting themselves, many mice find themselves as a meal.
MORE MICE SENSES
In addition, to their sense of hearing, their sense of smell is quite acute as well. They can smell food a mile away. Even through plastic bags, they can sense the food in our pantries and grocery stores. They’ll chew through a bag in a minute, just to get to the food inside. While most other animals will shy away from anything that smells like humans, mice and rats don’t care. These animals live off of our food, shelter, and water, so they just don’t care.
Their ability to feel is also quite acute. When they run around a room, they’ll use their whiskers to feel the wall as they run. This gives them the ability to follow the wall and not to run into anything. While these three senses are very acute, their vision is actually quite weak. They have to depend on the others to know what is going on around them and where they’re going. Your Broken Arrow pest control company can help.
RODENT CONTROL AND BROKEN ARROW PEST CONTROL
Often when mice first enter a home, they will come in through the garage. The large front door of the garage is impossible to completely seal off. This means that they can work their way under the rubber seal and get inside. Once they are in the garage, there’s plenty of clutter to find shelter in. Immediately, they’ve already found shelter from the weather especially in the colder months. As they make their way around, usually they will find the hot water heater. This hot water heater will have a new chimney that goes all the way to the roof. They can climb the chimney of the hot water heater all the way to the attic space. Here they’ll find lots of fluffy insulation that they can use to create a nest and set up camp. All your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information.
Once they’ve began nesting and having babies, it’s time to feed their young. In order to do this, they will usually go down inside the walls and start scratching at the bottom of them trying to break through the drywall. If they can do this, they’ll get inside and find your pantry kitchen area and feed on the food there. So, if you’re hearing any kind of scratching in your walls, this often is the result of a mouse or rat that’s found a way into the attic space.
In addition, if they do get to your house, they will leave trails of urine and feces wherever they go. Finding mouse droppings is another telltale sign that you have a mouse. And lastly, it’s often the case that these mice are not shy at all. You can see one run across your room or dart into a corner. If you’re seeing any evidence of mice, then it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help.
RODENT CONTROL AND BROKEN ARROW PEST CONTROL
Most people, when they believe that they have a mouse in their home, will go straight to the hardware store and start by getting traps and rodenticides. While these traps are OK and catching one or two mice, they are ineffective at keeping up with the population of mice in your home. If you’re seeing one or two mice, it’s likely you have 10 to 20 in your walls. Because mice are so often made into a meal by predators, they have to reproduce very quickly in order to keep their population numbers up. So killing one or two mice in a trap is not enough to keep up with their reproduction and thin the herd.
Rodenticides that you buy over the counter are anticoagulant rodenticides. These rodenticides are a weaker version. It’s much safer, but also requires multiple feedings. This means they have a very slow kill rate and will have a hard time keeping up with population growth.
If you’re having an issue with mice or any other kind of rodent, then it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow pest control company. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with mice, rats, or any other rodents. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Catoosa, Claremore, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!