Your Tulsa exterminator is an expert when dealing with mice and rats. These small rodents will find their way into your homes and businesses and attempt to find shelter, food and water. These rodents have stowed away for hundreds of years, finding a way into our shipping routes and other areas making the way our way around the world. Understanding mice and rats, and how they work will help you to protect your home from these small rodents. So let us take a good hard look at mice and rats and their life cycle, and what we can do to protect ourselves in our homes from these mammal invaders.


While there are some indigenous species of mice and rats around, most of the pests that we deal with are an invasive species. For many years, mice and rats have been stowaways in ships traveling around the world, bringing their goods to different places. Once they are there, these pests will find a way off the ship, and thoroughly infest the new land that they are in. Of  the seven continents, six of them have mice and rat problems. The only one that doesn’t is the Antarctic, because of the climate.

In Australia, rats are a massive problem. Many of the indigenous birds of the area would roost on the ground. They would do this because they don’t have any natural predators that attack them while they’re on the ground. But when the rats showed up, these birds were easy pickings for these pests. There are many species on the endangered species list now because of rats and mice, who found a way onto Australia. The problem is huge and they’re trying to find new ways of dealing with it all the time. Contact your Tulsa exterminator if you’ve got a problem with a mouse or rat.


Scientists use mice and rats in experiments all the time. Their physiology is pretty close to ours. We can use them to see what results they would have with different experiments. Because of this, we understand a lot about mice and rats that probably would not have if we weren’t so close to them. One of the things that people have found is that mice actually sing to one another. After mating, the male will sing to the female. While we really don’t know why they do this, it is kind of a romantic thought. Mice actually use quite a few different calls to communicate between each other.

Mice extensively use their senses to explore their surroundings. These rodents are often attacked by larger predators that want to make a meal out of them. Their hearing can often give them a tip off to when something is coming near. In addition, they have an excellent sense of smell that helps them to detect food in the nearby area. Even if that food is inside a plastic bag or some other container, they can identify that food is in there. Often they will chew through plastic bags in order to get to processed foods that we keep in the pantry. 


While their sense of vision is somewhat weak, their sense of feeling actually makes up for it. When mice try to run around the room, they will use their whiskers to feel the wall as they navigate. This gives them the ability to know where to go. In addition, mice and rats urinate as they run. If they smell a strong urine scent, this denotes that this path has been used multiple times by other mice. This lets them know that it’s probably a safe path in the room. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with these rodents.


Mice and rats can carry a lot of different diseases. They find themselves in very filthy areas, including sewage systems, and other dirty areas. They carry many different bacteria, including salmonella, and E. coli around with them. It’s important to protect your loved ones from these diseases. If mice and rats find away into your pantry, often they will defecate wherever they go. This process is very unsanitary and can lead to many different diseases. It’s important to protect your loved ones from these problems.


At the first sign of a mouse or rat in your home, most people will make their way to the hardware store in order to find traps and rodenticides they can use against mice and rats. While this may be effective against some of these pests, most of these things are ineffective. Traps kill these rodents one at a time. Mice and rats are very prolific when it comes to reproduction. They can reproduce extremely fast and set up shop quite quickly. If you’re seeing one or two mice or rats than you have many more somewhere in your walls and attic space. So killing them one at a time is never going to get you ahead of the problem. 

In addition, rodenticides that are sold over the counter are an anticoagulant type. This type of rodenticide must be eaten multiple times before it actually takes effect. This is just too slow for the speed at which these animals reproduce. In addition, the EPA now is currently taking a good hard look at what’s available to people as far as rodenticides. Rodenticides are one of the most miss used and abused pesticides out there. Every year there’s millions of dogs and cats and other non-target animals are die because of rodenticide poisoning. This is a massive problem. The EPA is looking at taking all rodenticides off of the counter unless you are a licensed Tulsa exterminator. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for more information.


If you are having a problem with rodents, then it’s time to contact a Tulsa exterminator. 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 Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free asthma. We’re here to help!

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