Mice and rats are a pest that you don’t have to let into your home if you contact your Broken Arrow exterminator today. Mice and rats are rodents that attempt to use the same home that we do, eat the same food that we eat and drink the same water that we drink. They’re always trying to get further into our lives in order to survive and do what they need and want to do. 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 exterminator can do to protect ourselves from these small rodents.


Mice and rats are very unsanitary animals. They feed off of a lot of the bottom feeding areas in nature. We find them often in sewers and drainage ditches picking up all sorts of filth and dirt. They will eat dead animals and rotting plants, fruits and vegetables. Because of this, they will often pick up diseases that can be spread to you and your loved ones easily. E. coli and salmonella can often be picked up by these rodents and transmitted onto your food sources and food preparation services. Because of this, you’ve got to keep these mice and rats out of your kitchen. Sometimes they could be rabid and even carry other diseases that can cause sicknesses to you and your loved ones.


Both mice and rats have very poor vision. So when they run, they always try to do things to be able to find the safest route to take. One of the things that they will do is they will urinate as they run. This gives them the ability to use their sense of smell to follow the last place they ran. And when many mice have used the same path, the scent of urine gets stronger. This can let the mice or rat know that the path that they are on is safe. Well, this may be fine and dandy out in the ecosystem or in nature, but this is not what you want in your home. 

Often as they eat, they will defecate anywhere. A sign that you may have mice or rat issues is that you can find droppings in your pantry area or around your foods. This is not sanitary either. These drops can carry all sorts of different diseases and it’s just all disgusting. If your are having an issue with mice or rats then contact your Broken Arrow exterminator today for help.


As stated before, their vision is not very good. Because of this, their other senses have to make up for that lack in order to help these small rodents survive. Mice and rats find themselves at the bottom of the food chain and many different predators would love to make a meal out of them. So these rodents have to be very adept at evading capture. Their sense of hearing is one of their better senses. They can often hear when a predator is approaching and take a course of action if necessary. Attackers from the sky, and hunters on the ground can only be successful if they’re extremely quiet and fast when they come in to attack a mouse or rat. 


Their sense of feeling also helps them to maneuver rooms. When a mouse runs through a room it will often follow the wall as it runs. It does this, because it can use its whiskers to feel the wall as it runs. This gives us the ability to navigate through the room quickly, without having to worry about running into something because it didn’t see it. Mice are very fast at running. They can scurry quickly in any direction if necessary. In addition to this, they are quite adept at jumping and swimming if necessary.

Mice and rats can also squeeze down in the small places and slide into tiny cracks and holes. Their skeletal structure is built in such a way that it is very flexible. Essentially if a mouse or rat can get his head into a cracked then he can get his whole body in and through that crack. A mouse can get through a hole the size of a dime and a rat can get through a hole the size of a quarter. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help eliminating these pests.


At the first sign of a mouse or rat, in most cases, people will immediately go to the hardware store and get some traps or poison. This is usually the wrong answer. Mice and rats are very prolific at reproducing and can do so extremely quickly. They have to keep their populations up because they so often find themselves at the bottom end of the food chain. This keeps their species alive to fight another day. But because of this, a trap or two is never going to get ahead of an infestation inside your home. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have to clean it out every time, which is no fun for anybody. 

Over the counter rodenticides are specifically formulated to be as safe as possible if they’re going to be sold over the counter. This means that they can be somewhat ineffective when it comes to killing mice. These rodenticides require multiple feedings before they will eliminate a mouse. This means that they act slowly and again reproduction can overtake the effects of any kind of rat poison. Contacted your Broken Arrow exterminator for mice and rats.

If you’re having an issue with rodents or any other pests, then it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator 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 small mammals. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Prattville, Sand Springs, Turley, Owasso and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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