Your Tulsa pest-control company is very adept at dealing with mice, rats, another rodents. These small mammals will find a way to your home, especially in the winter months and try to make it into their home with you. They will chew holes through the holes in your drywall and make their way in your kitchen and pantry halls, in an effort to find food to feed themselves and their young. It’s important that you understand everything about the small rodents in order to protect your home from them. In this article, let us take a good hard look at mice and rats, their life cycle and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect your home or business.
RODENT ENTRY AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
Mice and rats are very adapt at getting themselves into small places and finding their way through into your home. Their skeletal structures are made in such a way that they’re very pliable. This means that as long as they can get their head into a gap or crack, they can make their body fit through these tight spaces as well. That means that a hole that is only the size of a dime is large enough for a mouse to find its way through that very hole. The size of a quarter is large enough for a rat to work its way through. This makes these rodents very adept at finding ways of entering your home.
But in many cases, they don’t need to squeeze through gaps. The garage is usually quite easy to get into. Often the large front garage door is not sealed very well at the bottom. And even if the door seal is good, the rubber seal is easily pushed out of the way in order to enter if they desire to greatly. Once they’re in the garage, there is usually plenty of clutter to hide amongst. They will follow the wall all the way around the room until they find the hot water heater. Usually that’s in the garage or in a closet connected to the garage. Here they’ll find the heat of the hot water heater and be attracted to it. At this point, they will make their way up the hot water heater and the exhaust vent that goes through into the attic space. The attic space is the honey hole for these tiny rodents.
IN THE ATTIC WITH TULSA PEST CONTROL
In the attic, these mice and rats will find lots of soft insulation that they can use to create a nest with. This nesting space is something that they will need for rearing their young. Once they create these nests up there, they will be in a safe place, and certainly have lots and lots of babies. This is a big problem because now your problems are multiplying by the minute. Of course, when these mice and rats start to do this, they will eventually get hungry. They will also need water to sustain themselves and their young.
It’s at this point they will come down the walls and start scratching the bottom of the drywall. They’ll try to chew through the drywall and if they have enough time they will succeed in making a hole, and enter your home. Here they will find waterlines with condensation, that they can drink from, and food in your kitchen and pantries that they can eat from. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help when it comes to dealing with mice and rats.
CONTROLLING MICE AND RATS
In many cases, when people find out that they have a mouse or rat in their home, they will immediately go to the hardware store. There are many different traps and rodenticides, or pesticide specifically made for rodents, there that are available over-the-counter. Unfortunately, most of these are ineffective at best. Mice and rats reproduce extremely quickly. The average mouse can produce enough litters to provide 150 mice in one years time. And that’s just one female mouse. So when you’re trapping, you’re killing them one of the time. This doesn’t take care of babies or deal with a vast number of rodents that you are not yet in contact with. Not only will you be less than effective in getting rid of these mice and rats, you will also have to empty the traps often in order to keep the smell from getting bad.
Rodenticides that are over-the-counter are all anticoagulant type rodenticides. These are a special class of poison that is much safer for other non-target animals such as pets and wild animals. But because of this, they are very slow to act. Mice and rats must eat on them multiple times before they get a lethal dose and even once they get a lethal dose they will still live for quite a long time before it takes full effect.
This means that these rodents can come back to this poison and eat it even after they’ve already gotten a lethal dose. What happens is that the mice and rats end up with a super dose of poison in their system when they die. Now, if a dog or cat or other non-target animal, find the carcass and eats it, they will be poisoned by the poison that is still in these rodents system. This is problematic at best. The only solution is to contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with these small mammals.
If you’re having an issue with mice, rats, or any other rodents, then it’s time to call in your Tulsa pest control company for help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with mice, rats or any another rodents. We service a greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Tulsa, Coweta, Sand Springs, Prattville, Catoosa, Sapulpa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks is so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!