Mice and rats can be handled by your Broken Arrow exterminator. Mice and rats are small rodents that get into our homes and live off of our food supplies. They are constantly searching for better places to live and feed on. Understanding these small rodents can help to keep them out of your home. They have definite patterns that they will follow in order to survive and keep their lifecycle going. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at mice and rats, their lifecycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminators can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these rodents.


But mice and rats are actually quite extraordinary in their capabilities. Both of them can actually swim for quite some time. They can jump large distances and climb quite effectively. They are fairly fast for their size and are somewhat effective at getting away from predators. This is their main directive. These small rodents find themselves at the bottom of the food chain and are constantly being made food out for larger predators. So they need the agility and sensory abilities necessary to detect and protect themselves from predator attacks. Because of this, they’re pretty agile and can move quite quickly and effectively.

Their senses are fairly good as well. Mice have a very good sense of hearing in order to hear predators approaching. Their sense of smell is quite good as well. This gives them the ability to sense food wherever that food is near. They can even detect if there’s food inside a plastic bag. While human touch does not deter them, they will cut into a bag and eat the food that is inside. 

Their vision is not so strong, but they make up for it with their sense of feeling. Often when a mouse runs around the room, it will run along the wall. It does this because it can use its whiskers to feel the wall as it runs past. This gives them the ability to follow the wall in order to navigate around the room. This will protect them from predators from the air, but also give the mouse the ability to continue to move without slamming into anything. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help dealing with mice and rats.


Mice use many different kinds of squeaks and squats in order to communicate with one another. These small rodents are actually very social creatures. And yes, one of the things that they do is that they will sing. During the mating process, once it’s completed, the male will actually sing to the female. Some people even think this is quite romantic. In addition to using these vocal abilities for music, they will also signify that there is danger near by squeaking to communicate food availability. There are many different things that they can use sound for.

Their sense of smell is also used for navigation. As mice run, they will urinate and defecate as they go. This trail of urine can I happen to note to a mouse that there has been a mouse running this path previously. A heavily trafficked path will have stronger urine smells than other areas. This will tell a mouse that they’re in a safer area that many mice have used previously. This also can be problematic for you as a homeowner because it means that they are leaving urine and droppings around your home. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with mice and rats.


Many peoples first reaction to a rodent infestation is it go to the local hardware store and pick up some poison and traps. While this may be effective if you have found the very beginnings of a rodent infestation, it is often not enough. These small mammals reproduce extremely quickly. Once they get started, it’s hard for a single trap or some cheap poison to get ahead of their numbers. Check out our reviews!

Rodenticides purchased over-the-counter are anticoagulant rodenticides. These are safer poisons that require multiple feedings before it fully becomes effective. This means that it can take a long time to kill off mice and rats, plus it could take a lot of bait in order to do the job. In addition, this often leads to situations where you have mice and rats who’ve consumed a super dosage of the rodenticide. Once they do succumb to its effects, they’re carcasses will have excessive amounts of poison in them that could possibly poison a dog or cat. They may find that carcass and try to eat it.


Your Broken Arrow exterminator will have far better means to eliminate these invaders. Often we find that mice find a way in through the garage. The large front doors are almost impossible to completely sealed and keep them from entering. Once they find their way in, they’re going to look for the hot water heater that is usually found either in the garage or in a closet attached to the garage. Here they’ll enjoy the warmth of the hot water heater until they find their way up into the attic space. 

Water heaters will often have an exhaust port that goes all the way up through the attic space and into the attic. Once in the attic, they’ll find lots of soft insulation that they can use to create nests in order to reproduce. Here they will set up shop and then finally work their way down to find food in your home. Then it’s time to call a broken arrow exterminator.

If you’re having issues with mice, rats, or any other pests, then its time to find a Broken Arrow exterminator that you can trust. Her 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, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Jenks, Bixby, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

to top