Mice are an issue that your Tulsa exterminator can help you with. If you having an issue with rodents such as mice and rats, then you know what it’s like to hear the scratching in the walls or to see a scurry out of the corner of your eye. This is not what you want to have to deal with in your own home. These small mammals will bring filthy diseases in or unsanitary conditions to your home. It’s important that in this article, we take a good hard look at small mice, rats, another rodents, their life cycle, and what are you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to protect your home from these invaders.


Mice and rats find themselves at the bottom of the food pyramid. In nature, there are plenty of predators that would love to make a meal out of these small rodents. Birds from the air and prowlers in hiding on the ground are more than willing to attack and feed upon these small mammals. So because they need to protect them selves, they have to have keen senses to detect when they’re being hunted. 

Because of this, mice and rats have a very good sense of hearing. They can hear predators and take a course of action very quickly if necessary. They also have a great sense of smell. This gives them the ability to sense food, even if it’s in plastic bags. Rodents love to eat the food that we eat. They can eat plants, meats and also heavily processed foods. Using their sense of smell they can detect this food, even if it’s in a plastic bag.

When they travel, they must move very quickly. Mice and rats run fast. In order to detect where they’re at and navigate a room, they use their sense of feeling. While we use our sense of vision more than they do, their sense of vision is quite weak in comparison. As they run around the room, they’ll follow a wall using their whiskers to feel it as they go. This gives them the ability to quickly navigate the room and get where they need to be. This explains why you have often seen them run along a wall.  If you’re having an issue with rodents then it’s time to call your Tulsa exterminator.


Both mice and rats use their teeth to chew extensively. Because of the way that their teeth are designed, they have to chew on a regular basis. The two front teeth of the mouse, and the rat, are much larger than the rest of their teeth. These teeth will grow for the entirety of their life. In order to keep them from getting too long, they must chew to trim them back. If they don’t chew to trim them back, then these teeth to grow so large, that they will block the entryway of their mouth. This will keep them from being able to eat food, and they will starve to death.

These two front teeth have a very hard enamel on the front of them. The back of the two front teeth does not have the same enamel. Because of this, when they chew on things, they trim back their teeth in a way that makes the backside of the teeth wear away quicker than the front side. This gives their front teeth, a sharp wedge like shape. They can be used for many different things that they need to do such as chew a hole through a wall or plastic bag. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with rodents.


In our homes, there are many different places that these rodents can get into. Both mice and rats have the unique ability to manipulate their skeleton. They have very soft, rubbery bones that can be bent in different ways. Essentially, if they can get their head through a crack, they can make their entire body twist and turn until they can get through that same hole. That means a mouse can get through a hole or crack the size of a dime, and a rat can get through a hole the size of a quarter. This gives them the ability to get into very tight places and get where they need to be.

In many cases when they find a way to our homes, the most likely place is through the front garage door. Most of these large garage doors are impossible to completely seal off. If there is a gap, this will invite rodents to get in. But even without the gap, the soft, rubber seal is easily pushed out of the way in order for these mice and rats to get in. Once they get into the garage, there’s usually plenty of clutter to hide behind. In Oklahoma, we commonly have the water heater either in the garage itself or in a closet directly attached to the garage. 


Mice will find a way in there and work their way up the chimney of the hot water heater into the attic space. Here they’ll find plenty of soft insulation that they can use to stay warm and provide a nest for their young. At this point, they will need food so they start to go down the walls and chew on the drywall. This is an attempt to create holes to get inside the building and finally get to your kitchen spaces. If your Tulsa Arrow Family Clinic exterminator.

If you’re having an issue with mice, rats are any other kind of rodent,  then it is time to contact your Tulsa exterminator. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business at dealing with mice, rats, rodents or any other pests. We service the greatest Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Sapulpa, Claremore, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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