Pest infestations are a common problem, especially in older homes built before pest prevention construction and materials became a more standard practice. With many pests able to squeeze through extremely small spaces, some of these creatures end up hiding inside the interior and insulation of your walls.
Cockroaches typically find a home in trees and rotten logs, but in residential areas, the dark caverns of your walls make the perfect home for these bugs. While cockroaches do not act as a host for harmful diseases, they do have hairy legs and feet that can pick up pathogens and spread them across your house.
As more and more cockroaches take up residence in your walls, their feces can add up and become airborne, causing problems for those with certain allergies. If you notice these pests around your home, it is wise to contact cockroach control services to conduct an inspection and remove any infestations.
Like cockroaches, mice find the innards of your wall the perfect location to nest. Unlike cockroaches mice and other rodents can carry a wide range of potentially deadly diseases including Hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever, rat-bite fever and plague to name just a few. Typically these diseases are spread through contact with infected urine or droppings.
Walls with a direct connection to the soil make prime locations for termites. Walls are tempting to termites as they don’t have to travel as far for food. The thin profile of walls makes termites infestations even more devastating as damage spreads more quickly. With the potential of expensive damage to your home, a termite inspection is necessary when you suspect a termite problem, such as one through http://www.admiralpest.com/ or another trusted pest company.
Bed bugs hide in walls as well as beneath wood trim and floorboards. Typically infestations will be in walls close to where people sleep. Bedbugs are not known to carry disease, but they do bite. If bite marks are scratched it can lead to infection. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to both find and kill requiring the service of a licensed pesticide control operator. A deep cleaning of walls, beds, bedding and other potentially affected areas is also necessary.
When it comes to wall infestations, you will typically need a professional’s help. Pests typically propagate at a higher rate, and while some pests can be lured out of the wall for extermination, the only way to truly be sure you’ve gotten rid of all the pests is with the help and equipment of a professional. Missing just a few pests leaves enough for the infestation to return.