Mice issues that can easily be solved by your Tulsa exterminator. Rodents are a problem that we find around the world. Because of modern shipping and our travels around the world, we have been hosts to these small mammals on cargo ships. They stow away in food containers and on pallets. By doing this, they have gotten all the way around the world and are found on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Basically anywhere we are they are. So let us take a good hard look at mice and rats, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa exterminator can do to keep them out of your home.
WINTER RODENTS, AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
While rodents can be around at all times of the year, the winter seems to be an excessive time for them to become pests. The cold pushes them into our homes and businesses where they can find shelter, food, and water. These are the three things that they need to survive. Often a mouse will make their way into a home by coming through the large garage door. This door is impossible to completely seal off, and makes easy entry into the garage. Once they find a way into the garage, there is usually plenty of clutter to hide amongst. While this will at least get them away from some of the cold, this is usually not satisfying enough.
Most homes in Oklahoma have a hot water heater in the garage. It’s usually contained in a closet or possibly out in the open. This water heater will often have a chimney that goes up into the attic space and through the roof. Mice will climb this chimney, all the way into the attic space enjoying the heat from it. Once in the attic, they can find all the insulation that they could possibly need to stay warm and create nests. Here they will raise their young. Unknowingly, many people have a colony of mice in their attic space. Now it won’t be long before they start to get hungry and thirsty. Usually they can find a pipe with some condensation on it to get the water that they need. But the food they want is usually in the kitchen. Contact your Tulsa exterminator for help with these pests.
PANTRY AND KITCHEN PESTS AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
From the attic space, they’ll usually come down through the walls and start to scratch at the bottom of the drywall. They try to make a whole large enough for them to get inside the house. Homeowners often hear this because these walls are like echo chamber’s making the small scratching sound into a large loud crunching sound. A small mouse can sound like a much larger animal when inside a wall. If it can get its way through the wall, then it will get inside the kitchen and pantry areas in an effort to find food. Here it will hit the jackpot. Mice survive on all kinds of processed foods, grains, fats, and proteins. They love pretty much everything. Even in a sealed plastic bag, they can chew through it in order to get to the food within.
Mice have a keen sense of smell, and can smell the food even inside a plastic bag. They often smell us on the objects in our home, including our food. But this doesn’t deter them, because they’re used to being near us. They know if they get close they can find our food and consume it. The teeth of a mouse are very unique, in the fact that they will continue growing throughout the length of the mouse’s life. They never stop growing. They have a hard enamel front that makes it so as they chew, the back side, will wear away quicker, making the teeth sharper. They must chew on a regular basis, in order to keep their teeth trimmed to the proper length. Your Tulsa exterminator can help with mouse issues.
RODENT DISEASE AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
Rodents are not very clean animals. They will eat anything that they can find from dead animals to dying plant material or anything that they need to survive. Because of this, they are constantly in contact with high bacteria sources. This means that they can spread disease fairly easily. In addition to this, as they run, they will urinate and defecate as they go. This leaves a trail that they can smell, and if they have a strong enough scent, they’ll assume that many different mice have run down this trail meaning that it’s safe. But this means that you’ll have a trail of urine in different places in your house. This is not good. Rat poop can be something that could make someone very sick if they were to ingest it.
It’s because of this that it’s important that you get rid of these rodents as quickly as you can. While there are many over-the-counter solutions at your hardware store, none of them are quite adequate. The rodenticides require multiple feedings, and are just too slow to take care of large mouse infestation. Traps kill them one at a time. But because these mice and rats reproduce so quickly, it’s impossible to get ahead of them by trapping them one at a time. Plus the straps need to be cleaned out. Over the counter rodenticides do not require that the rodent go outside to get a drink, so they often can die in your walls creating a terrible smell.
ELIMINATING RODENTS AND TULSA EXTERMINATOR
If you’re having an issue with mice, rats, or any other rodents, then its time to contact your Tulsa exterminator for help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with rodents. We service the greater Tulsa area including Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Prattville, Sapulpa, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Broken Arrow and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!