Mice and rats are pests that can be eliminated by your Tulsa pest control company today. These small mammals are attempting to find their way into our food supplies and our kitchens. They can contaminate so many different things and cause problems for every part of our homes and businesses. It’s important to understand these rodents, in order to be able to protect ourselves from them and control them. In this article, let us take a good hard look at rats and mice and their life cycle and what are you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect your loved ones from these rodents.


Mice and rats find themselves at the bottom of the food chain. They are predicated upon by so many different, larger animals. Dangers from the sky, such as owls and hawks plus prowling attackers like cats and dogs constantly make life for these small mammals a fight for survival. in order to survive, they’ve learned to survive on many different kinds of foods. Mice and rats can feed on both plant and animal foods. 

They tend to eat more of the dead animal material and small seeds and nuts. But if they can find a way into your home, they can make a meal on just about anything that we can eat. Processed foods are a favorite for these small mammals. But because they are often in contact with dead and dying things in the wild, they can carry the dangerous bacteria from these things to our food supplies. This can cause a spread of many different diseases, such as E. coli and salmonella.


In addition, as these mice and rats move around your home, they will leave a trail of urine and feces as they go. This urine trail will be a marker for other mice and rats that move through your home. If they smell a strong urine scent on this trail, then they know that many different mice or rats have use this trail. This denotes to them that it’s a safe way to travel. The stronger the scent, the better for them. But of course, strong scents like this are terrible for us as the owners of these homes. It’s an unsanitary condition that should be avoided at all costs. In some cases, these trails can find the way through your pantry items, contaminating your food sources. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with this.


An active part of mice and rats life is chewing. In both these animals, their two large front teeth will continue to grow through the extent of their life. In order to keep them at the correct length, they must chew to trim them. If they do not chew, these two front teeth will grow to the extent where they will block food from being able to enter their mouth. If this happens, the animal will starve to death, because it can no longer eat. So as they chew, bits of the front of their teeth will break loose. Their teeth are designing in a way to always be sharp. The front of these two large teeth are covered with a hard enamel. The back is not. This means at the back of their teeth will wear away way quicker creating a wedge like shape that will be sharp.

Mice and rats will use their teeth to break into your home and to chew on corners of drywall or carpeting. This will make a hole for them to get into your home. In many cases, they can smell the food inside plastic bags and will chew into those plastic bags in order to get to it. Their sense of smell is actually quite good. In addition to the sense of smell, they have a great sense of hearing. This gives them the ability to sense when predators are near, and when danger is approaching. 


Again these predators can come from any angle, including above them so every bit helps. They’re also quite fast and can use her sense of feeling, making their way around the room. The sense of sight is poor. So in order to navigator room, they will run against the wall feeling it with their whiskers. This will give them the navigation information they need in order to get from point A to point B. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for more information.


Mice and rats are actually quite studied animals. Many different laboratories use them as standing ins for ourselves. Different pharmaceuticals, and other things are tested upon these animals in order to see if they’re suitable for use with us. Because of this, scientists have learned a lot about their communication skills. These small rodents make a number of different squeaks and squawk to communicate with one another different things that are happening around them, including singing. When do mice mate, after they’re done, the male will sing to the female. It seems odd for a set of rodents, but it’s very common amongst mice. Who would’ve thought that mice are so romantic?

If you’re having an issue with mice, rats are any of the rodents, then it is 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 are any of the rodents. We service greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Catoosa, Coweta, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, Sand Springs, Prattville, Sapulpa, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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