Mice and rats are a problem that you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can solve together. These small rodents will find a way into your home and office and set up shop. They will create a nest in your attic space and try to get into your living space in order to find food and water for them and their little ones. They reproduce extremely quickly and can over run your house within a matter of months. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at mice and rats, their life cycle and what are you and your Broken Arrow pest-control company can do to protect yourself from these invaders.


There are so many different animals that will make a meal out of a mouse, or a rat. Because of this, rats, and especially mice have to find ways of protecting the species against over predation. Do you know how they do this? They have to reproduce extremely quickly. Otherwise they could go completely extinct. So when a female becomes pregnant, she can bring that litter to complete fruition within a matter of about 30 days. That litter size will be anywhere from 8 to 12 pups. As soon as she’s given birth, she can mate again, and get pregnant again. This is unique for mice. This means that in one calendar year, one female can bring 150 mice into the world. That’s a huge amount of mice.

Now, in the real world, there are a lot of outside pressures that limit how many babies that the average mouse will have. But still, the speed at which they can bring them forth gives them a definite advantage when it comes to survival. This also means that if they find their way into your home, it won’t take a long time before they grow in numbers in your home. Mice are also unique in the fact of the males will actually sing to the females after they finish mating. Scientists are not exactly sure why they do this, but the fact that they do speaks to how romantic mice can actually be. In reality, there’s a lot of different communication that happens between mice in the form of squeaks and squawks. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help in eliminating mice, and rats from your home.


Usually mice will find their way into a home through the garage. The front door of the garage is hard to seal at best. Even if the bottom seal is quite tight, the rubber seal can be pushed out of the way pretty easily, and the mouse can find their way in. Once inside the garage, there’s usually a lot of clutter that allows them to make their way around the outside edges of the room. They can hide in so many different places. 

Eventually, they’ll find the hot water heater. In most garages they’ll find this either in the garage itself or in a closet that is attached directly to the garage. The heater and the water heater will attract the mice with their heat, especially in the winter months. They will usually crawl up that hot water heater and the exhaust port above it, finding their way into the attic space. Here they could set up shop in the soft insulation, creating a nest for the young.


Once they’ve made a nest for the young in the attic space, it won’t be long before they get hungry and thirsty. In order to find food and water, they will often go down the walls and start scratching at the drywall. As they chew on the drywall to create holes in it, they will poke through and then find a way into your kitchen and pantry spaces. Here they could smell food in plastic bags and chew holes in it, or eat the food off of dirty dishes that are left in the sink. Any unsanitary conditions can feed them. Water can be obtained from condensation on plumbing lines or any other leaks they can find in the house. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help eliminating these pests.


Any crack or hole in the outside structure of your building could be a possible entry point for mice and rats. The skeletal structure of these rodents is very flexible. Because of this, they can squeeze through the hole that is large enough for their head to fit through. This means that a hole the size of a dime is large enough for a mouse and a hole that is the size of a quarter is large enough for a rat. This gives them a lot of options for making their way into your home. In Oklahoma the ground is constantly moving. Because of this, there’s always new cracks and crevices being formed in the structure of your home. Keeping them closed off to rodents is a full-time job.

So, in order to keep mice and rats out of your home, in most cases, it’s important that you contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help. They have rodenticides that can maintain a barrier around the outside of your house, keeping them from making their way in and setting up shop. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for help with mice and rats.

If you’re having an issue with rodents or any other pest issue, then its time to contact a Broken Arrow pest control company that can 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 the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Coweta, Catoosa, 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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