Several pests make their homes in the space between the inner wall and the siding of your home. Such a situation is dangerous, and people often complain about the noise from animals living in the walls.
Types of Pests that Prefer the Wall Space
One of the most common pests we find in wall spaces is rodents. These include mice and rats, and if the situation is awful, it might include squirrels. Rodents are very destructive because they chew wood to make access easier, they urinate and defecate where they sleep, and they have many offspring at once. They also carry disease and other pest organisms, such as ticks and fleas.
Rodents pose another threat. All of that chewing can lead to electrical shortages, which can start a fire.
Birds are another organism that will make themselves at home in the wall space of your home. Birds are mostly noisy, but they do defecate near their nest. Birds will pull insulation to make a nest, lay eggs, and hatch young in the wall space. In some cases, their presence attracts predators such as snakes. Nobody needs a snake inside the walls.
The biggest complaint about birds is that they are noisy. Another concern is that once scat is in the walls, any water leaks will spread it and make damage more extensive.
Large Space Pests
Some pests, such as bats, need a larger space. While a couple of bats might make use of a small space, if a larger area is available, the whole colony could move in. That’s a lot of noise, but also a bigger mess. Bats give birth to live young, they defecate and urinate where they sleep, and in a short period, can cause a huge mess.
We have the tools and expertise to remove pests from walls safely. If you hear noises from the walls, give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions or schedule an inspection. We provide affordable and quality services throughout the Bryan and College Station Communities.