Mice and rats are pests that can be controlled by your Tulsa pest-control company. These rodents attempt to get into our homes and eat our food. They can pass diseases on and make for all sorts of different unsanitary conditions. It’s important to keep mice and rats out of your home because they can bite and they can cause general unsanitary situations in your home. Understanding mice and rats is the first step in getting rid of these rodents from your home. So 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 yourself from these rodents.


There are many different predators that would love to make a meal out of mice or rats. Because of this, they find themselves at the bottom of the food chain. In order to keep them from going extinct, these small rodents must reproduce constantly and quickly. They’re very good at it and can reproduce extremely quickly. The female can go through the entire process of pregnancy in about 30 days and could become pregnant as soon as she finishes giving birth.

In addition to her ability to reproduce, mice have a great sense of hearing. This lets them be alerted if a predator is nearby. Often flying predators or prowling predators will try to sneak up on mice, but if they can hear it, they will run off quickly. These mice are also very quick at running. But in order to navigate, they need to have a way to understand their surroundings. Unfortunately, mice don’t have a very good sense of vision. 

So in order to make up for that, their sense of feeling gives them the ability to understand where they’re at in relation to objects in the room. They use their whiskers as they run past the wall to feel the wall and navigate the room. This is why often when we see mice, they are usually running across the edges of walls and around the outside of rooms. Contact your Tulsa pest-control company for help with these rodents.


Rodents are always looking for food. Most of the mice and rats that you see are invasive species that have followed us around the planet. These rodents have stowed away in shipping containers and boats. They’ve gone around the world. In Australia, they have a huge issue with rats that have been feeding upon the indigenous birds of the area. In Australia, there were no predators that would attack birds so these birds learn to roost on the ground. When rats arrived, they decimated many of the numbers of these indigenous birds.

Mice and rats often love to eat the foods that we eat. They’ll eat processed food, fats, carbohydrates, or anything else that we have. Their sense of smell is also good. They could smell through a plastic bag and figure out if there’s actually food within. Using their sharp front teeth, they can chew right through the bag and get to the food. It’s often that we see holes in bags of food and pantries or in garages where they find these food sources. Bags of dog food and birdseed are especially susceptible to these kinds of attacks. Contact your Tulsa pest-control company for help with dealing with mice or rats.


Both mice and rats have a unique set of front teeth. The two large front teeth are used predominately for chewing into things. These two front teeth have exposed roots, which means that they don’t ever stop growing. In fact, they need to be trimmed on a regular basis by chewing on things to break away the ends of these teeth, keeping them sharp and short. If they’re allowed to grow too long, these teeth will continue to grow and block the mouth opening of the animal, causing it to starve to death. 

So in order to stay sharp, the teeth have a hard enamel layer on the front of their two front teeth. Because the back does not have this enamel, as they chew on things the back will break away faster than the front. This means that they get a sharp wedge like shape as they chew on things.

While mice and rats will chew on drywall and other things to get inside a home, sometimes they’ll simply chew on things because they need to sharpen their teeth. They can use these teeth to enter into a room that is sealed off, get food out of a plastic bag or other container, or any number of other general uses for these chewing teeth. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with mice or rats.


When people find out that they have mice and rats in their home ,often they will run to the hardware store and get traps and rodenticides that they can buy over the counter. This is usually not a good idea. Rodents reproduce extremely quickly. So if you have a trap, you’re going to have to clean it every time it snaps. And even if you’re catching one a day, you’re probably not catching enough in order to get ahead of the population. 

Rodenticides can be the same way. Over-the-counter rodenticides are anticoagulants that cause mice to die from internal bleeding. This is a slow process and can often result in super dosages of pesticide found inside their system. They have to eat this rodenticide many times before it actually fully takes affect, and even once they have a full amount of rodenticide, they can continue to eat on this poison. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.

If you’re having an issue with rodents, or any other pests, then its time to call a Tulsa pest-control company. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with mice or rats, or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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