If you’re having an issue with mice or any other problems, it is time to call your Tulsa pest control company so they can help you. Mice are a reoccurring issue that we find in many different homes and businesses. These small rodents love to get into kitchens, attic spaces and garages in order to rear their young, find food, and in general survive. While they seem to be a cute, small animal, they are carriers of many diseases and problematic for most people. So in this article let’s take a good hard look at mice, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to keep them out of your home.


Mice, being the small, furry rodents that they are, make a great snack for your average predator. Because of this, there’s many different predators that will feed upon these animals. So, in order to keep their species alive, these small rodents will reproduce extremely fast. The average female can have anywhere from 8 to 12 pups in a litter and produce 12 litters every year. If you do the math that’s almost 150 mice in one year! Female mice can actually get pregnant as soon as they finished giving birth. This gives them a distinct advantage when it comes to reproducing quickly.

In addition to their prolific ability to reproduce, mice are unique in the fact that the males will sing to the females after the mating process is over. In fact, scientist found mice have all sorts of different ways they use squeaks, and  squeals to communicate to one another. These small rodents are some of the closest examples of animals that are almost talking. In addition to their ability to communicate with one another and reproduce, these small rodents can jump large distances, climb and run quite quickly. This can give them an advantage, running from predators and keeping safe.


Mice have very good hearing. This gives them the ability to hear when predators are approaching. When they do, they will move very quickly. Unfortunately, though, their vision is not very good at all. They make up for this in their ability to feel. So when they go around a room, they will follow wall by feeling it with their whiskers. This way they can move very quickly without running into anything. Mice will seek shelter at any chance that they can. This gives your Tulsa pest control company an advantage when they use bait stations. They will seek shelter in a bait station and then find a delicious meal that will most likely be there last. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with mice.


Mice teeth are somewhat unique in the fact that they continue to grow throughout the length of their life. Their teeth will never stop growing. Because of this, they must chew on things. The two front teeth are specially designed in a way that have enamel on the front of the teeth, but not on the back. This means that when they chew on things, the back of the teeth will wear away quicker than the front of the teeth. This gives those two front teeth very sharp points. If, for some reason, a mouse cannot chew, the two front teeth will continue to grow until they block the mouth of the rodent keeping it from eating. This mouse will actually die from starvation.

Using their sense of smell, finding food is a snack. These rodents do not care about the smell of humans on bags of food or in food areas. In fact, they thrive in our living spaces. Being able to smell well gives them the ability to smell food, even when it’s inside a plastic bag. When they find this, they will chew a hole through the bag in order to get to the food. If you look in your pantry and you find bags with holes chewed in them, then it’s important that you contact your Tulsa pest control company to get help to get rid of these mice.


While mice will use their sense of feeling to navigate a room, they will also leave a trail of urine and droppings everywhere they go. As a mouse runs through an area, if it senses or smells the smell of a urine trail, they will follow that trail. The idea is that if another mouse has taken this trail, then it must be safe. As more mice use the same trail, they all will leave a trail of urine, making the scent even stronger. So if a mouse smells a very strong urine sent, it will assume that this path is safe for it, and for other mice.

Getting getting rid of mice can be difficult. Many people will go to the hardware store and get traps and rodenticides in order to do this. Because mice reproduce so quickly, the common mouse trap is usually not enough to get ahead of these rodents. And rodenticides that you get over the counter are anticoagulants. These kinds of rodenticides require multiple feedings before they actually will kill a mouse. This is very problematic as it leads to a mouse having a super dosage of rodenticide in its system when it finally does die. This means that if another animal such as your pet or some other predator finds it and eats it, they could be poisoned by the carcass. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with these problems.


If you’re having issues with mice or any other pest control issues, it’s time to call a Tulsa pest control company that you can trust. Here at TermMax pest control, we’re the best in the business when it comes to dealing with mice or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, and so much more. Call today for free estimate. We’re here to help!

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