If you’re having trouble with mice or any other pests, then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow , exterminator that you can trust. The winter months are not free from pests. Many people will incorporate pest management in the summer, spring and fall months, but assume that the winter months are free from any kind of pests. This could not be further from the truth. One of the major pests that we deal with during the winter months are mice. In this article, let us take a good hard look at mice, their lifecycle and what are you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to keep them out of your home or business.


Mice or small rodents they can get into your home in search of one of three things. These three things are shelter, food and water. Mice need these three things to survive through the winter months. These small rodents do not hibernate but instead stay active foraging for food and drink. Our homes make a nice warm, safe haven for these rodents. Many of these mice are invasive species that permeate the world. Ships traveling from afar have brought species such as these mice in from all around the world. While there are some native species of mice, most of these stay outside in the fields and everything. Although they can also find their way into your home as well.

Mice find themselves at the bottom of the food chain. There are so many predators to feed upon these small rodents. Because of this, mice have come up with ways to protect them selves against predators. One of the most prolific ways that they keep the species alive is by reproducing extremely fast. A female mouse can go through the entire pregnancy in about a month and get pregnant as soon as she has her babies. Each litter has 8 to 12 young in it. Because of that she could easily put out a couple hundred babies a year. Female mice take care of their young in a nest. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for more information.  


And addition to their ability to reproduce so quickly, they also are very fast. These little mice can run quickly, jump, swim, and fit in very tight places. Their skeletal structures are very pliable, and therefore allow them to manipulate themselves into very small gaps and spaces. If a hole is the size of a dime or larger, than these rodents can find their way through.

Mice are very adept with their senses. They have an excellent sense of smell, hearing and feeling. They use their sense of feeling to maneuver around the room. They will run along the side of a wall, using their whiskers to feel the wall as they run. This gives them the ability to move quickly without fear of running into things. While these three senses are very good, their ability to see is quite weak. They rely mostly on their sense of smelling, hearing and feeling to protect them selves. Your Broken Arrow exterminator can help.


Mice’s sense of smell is very important when finding food. They can smell not only food in the nearby area, but they can smell food inside of plastic wrappers and bags. This is why, in situations where we have mice infested homes, we find many pantries with bags that have been chewed into and the food eating out of it. They also have a very good sense of hearing. They use this to alert themselves to predators that are nearby and in the area.

Mice, like many rodents, have front teeth that are much larger than the rest of their teeth. These teeth are especially designed for chewing, and other things that might need to do. They have an enamel on the front of them, but not on the back. Because of this, the backside of the front teeth will wear away faster than the front, creating, a sharp wedge, like shape to them. As mice chew on things, the teeth will wear away. Because of this, the front teeth will never stop growing throughout the entire length of the life of the mouse. If a mouse does not chew, these teeth will grow so large that the mouse will no longer be able to eat, and it will starve to death. Because of this, it’s important that mice chew on things to whittle their teeth down and keep them a usable size.


If you are having an issue with mice or any other rodent then it’s important to use the proper pest management in order to protect yourself from them. Exclusion is one method that is often used by pest control companies in order to protect homes and businesses. This is the process by which we go around and finding entry and exit points and try to fill them in as best we can. While no entry or exclusion system is perfect, this can limit the amount of places that mice can find a way in. Because mice can go through such small holes, there’s always some gap or cracks somewhere that can’t be filled. Because of that you have to also use some form of lethal trapper poison against these rodents.

The best method against them is rodenticides. There are two kinds of rodenticides common use today. There are anticoagulants and non-anticoagulants. Anticoagulants are a special rodenticide that stops the rats ability to clot. Non-anticoagulants use a different method of action. Not anticoagulants usually attack the nervous system of the rodent. Because of this, non anticoagulants, are usually much more lethal and effective against these small mammals. Call your Broken Arrow exterminator for the best solution.  

If you’re having an issue with mice or any other pest, then it’s time to call in a Broken Arrow exterminator, that can help you get rid of these rodents for good. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with mice or any other pest control issues. We service greater Tulsa area including Owosso, Turley, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks and much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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