In order to not live with mice or other rodents, it’s important that you get in contact with your Tulsa pest-control company. In most cases, the winter months are plagued with these kinds of infestations. Mice, rats, and other rodents are often seen in these homes and businesses in and around the northeast Oklahoma area. Keeping them out is imperative, to living a healthy lifestyle and protecting yourself, and your loved ones from diseases. In this article, we’re going to take a good hard deep dive into mice, rodents, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest-control company can do to stop them from entering your home.


Mice are a small, furry mammal in the rodent family. They, like many other pests, require three things. These three things are food, water, and shelter. It is unfortunately very convenient for them to find their way into our homes because they can find all three there. While there are some of these rodents that we find here indigenous to our area, many of these mice are invasive species. Mice are found all around the world. They’ve made their way to every continent except Antarctica by way of our shipping routes. Stowing away in pallets of food, and other goods, these rodents are a worldwide threat. Rats coming off the boats in Australia become a huge problem for the indigenous bird species there because those species roost on the ground. This makes them easy pickings for rats to attack and eat. These birds have no natural protection against them.

So, if you are concerned that there may be mice or rats in your house, the first thing to do is try to cut them off from the three things that they need. The easiest need to cut them off of is food. Sanitation is a major issue when it comes to keeping rodents out of your home. If you are leaving dishes in your sink overnight, or a pan of grease on the oven, these things can be fast food restaurants for these tiny rodents. Food falling down behind appliances such as ovens or refrigerators can also be a great source of nourishment for these small rodents. In addition, shelter is a major factor. Heavy clutter in your house or garage can give them the cover that they need to move around and do as they please. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with mice.


Both mice and rats have the unique ability to fit in very small places. Their skeletal structure, with the exception of their skull is extremely rubbery and pliable. Because of this, they can wedge themselves between cracks and crevices, and get to places that most animals could never dream of. As long as they can get their heads through a hole or crack, they can get their body through it. For a mouse that means a hole the size of a dime and for a rat a hole the size of a quarter is adequate for them to enter your house. Keeping these holes to a minimum around your home is one way of keeping mice and rats from getting in. This is a process that we call exclusion.

In many cases, mice can find their way in through the garage. While most of our home is locked up pretty solid, the front large door of the garage is difficult to keep completely sealed. Even if there’s a good rubber seal at the bottom of that door, mice can work their way through it, and get inside your garage if they want to. Once they’re inside, they usually can hide amongst the clutter that most of us have in our garage. They’ll make their way around until they find the hot water heater. 


In many homes in this part of the country, there’s a hot water heater either inside a closet in the garage or out in the open. This water heater will have a chimney to go up through the attic space and out the roof. Gaps on the edges of this chimney will allow mice to make their way up into the attic of your home. Here they will find lots of insulation. This insulation is great for creating nests to rear they’re young. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.


Once they’ve set up shop in your attic space, it won’t be long before they start to get hungry. They will come through the walls down to the bottom, where they’ll start, scratching against the bottom of the wall and chewing in an attempt to break through the drywall. If they get through then they’ll have access to plumbing lines, which will have condensation on them and your pantry and kitchen areas where they can feed. This is the end game for them. 

Once they have this, everything that they need is at their fingertips. It’s important that you stop this process before it ever begins. Because these rodents are so fast at reproducing themselves, if you’re already seen a mouse or rat in your home then you probably have a lot more hidden away somewhere such as your attic. This is when you need to contact a professional Tulsa pest control company to deal with the problem.

If you’re having a problem with mice are any other rodent, then it’s time to contact 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 other rodents. We service a greater Tulsa area, including Bixby, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owosso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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