If you’re having an issue with mice or any other pest control problems, then it’s time to call a Tulsa pest control company, they can help. While mice tend to be a winter pest, they can be a problem year-round. You can depend on them to get into our homes, nest in our attic, sleep and eat in our kitchens and pantries. If you want to protect your family, you have to know as much as you can about these small rodents. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at mice, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect yourself from these rodents.
MICE ENTRY AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
Almost always in the winter months, these rodents are looking for a place to stay when it gets cold. But in the spring and summer months, they can be a problem as well. Deforestation, and the constant construction of new houses pushes these small rodents out of their wildlife habitats and into our urban and suburban jungles. Looking for a new place to stay, our homes are the perfect reserve for their little families. Often they will find a way in through the garage. The large front door of the garage is difficult to seal at its base. Even if it’s fully sealed, the rubber seal at the bottom can easily be pushed out of the way by a small rodent. Once they find a way inside, the clutter of the garage often will give them protection.
Especially in the winter months, heat is a major factor. The warmest part of the garage is the hot water heater. Not all homes have their hot water heater in the garage or in a closet connected to the garage, but here in Oklahoma many of the new construction is designed this way. Finding this heat, the mice will start to work their way up the water heater or furnace. Both of these will have an exhaust port going all the way to the roof. They usually will climb this all the way up until they get into the attic space. This warm space will have lots of fluffy insulation that’s available to them to enjoy. Here they will build a nest and then start having babies. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help getting rid of these pests.
WALL SCRATCHING AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
We often get calls from customers that hear a loud scratching noise in their walls and attic spaces. The reason for this is because now that the mice have a nice place to stay, they’re going to need food in order to survive. The easiest way to get to food is by getting into our pantries and kitchens. They’ll make their way down the hollow walls and then start chewing on the bottom of the drywall. Often in the corner, the drywall or the carpeting in the corners are great places for them to chew and make a way into our homes. If they can break through, they will ransack your kitchen.
Sanitation is important when it comes to dealing with these rodents. If you have dirty dishes or food, left out, mice will find it. They’ll make a meal out of it and feed all their new babies. The more hospitable you make your home, the more of these rodents that will find their way into it. You could easily be overrun very quickly by just a few mice. Their numbers will multiply very fast. If you do the math, the average female can put as many as 150 young into the world in a years time. And that’s just one female. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.
MICE TEETH AND TULSA PEST CONTROL
Mice teeth are unique in the fact that they continue to grow throughout the length of their life. They have a hard enamel on the front side of them and nothing on the back. Because their teeth constantly grow, they will need to be trimmed from time to time. The way they do this is by chewing on things. In most cases, their day-to-day life will give them the opportunity to chew on things enough. But if need be, they will randomly find something to chew on. As the teeth wear away, the soft back of the bone will wear away first before the hard enamel of the front. This gives the teeth a sharp wedge like shape.
As mice run through your walls and around your kitchen areas, they leave a trail of urine. While this is very disgusting, it alerts other mice where the safe parts of the room are. As a mouse runs, it will smell. If it can smell a strong scent of mouse urine, then the Mouse knows that the trail that it is traveling on is well worn and traveled upon by a lot of different mice. This means that it’s a safe trail. Also, as they run, they tend to follow the sidewalls. Because their vision is so bad, they’ll use their whiskers to feel the wall as they run. This gives them the ability to navigate the room very quickly as they get away from predators or run off with food. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with mice or any other rodents.
If you’re having issues with mice or any other rodents, then it’s time to contact your Tulsa pest control company. 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 Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Catoosa, Claremore, Prattville, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!