Bed Bugs in Walls

For homeowners, it takes work to handle pests in their homes. The common problems that can be seen are cockroaches, ants, and spiders. While on the other hand, bed bugs are one of the most common and difficult-to-remove pests. Bed bugs can quickly infest a home, so homeowners should be cautious. These bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that feed on warm-blooded animals’ blood. However, bed bugs do not spread diseases, but their bites can cause itchy red welts. They are most active at night and can be found in various locations, such as mattresses, bed frames, headboards, furniture, and walls.

Can Bed Bugs Live in Walls?

Yes, bed bugs can live within and behind the walls of your home. They can live almost anywhere as long as there is a crack or crevice in your walls. These locations could make bedbugs survive with a safe place to rest during the day and feed at night.

Why Do Bed Bugs Hide in Walls?

Signs of Bed bugs in Walls

Bed bugs are hard to spot on your walls. One obvious indicator is if you notice a lot of bed bug bites on your body. If you are bitten frequently, this may indicate that they live inside your walls since bed bugs prefer to bite people on the skin. 

Another sign is the presence of bed bug droppings or eggs. As they feed, bed bugs will excrete droppings, usually seen around the corners and edges of your bed. While you can also find their eggs in crevices or on surfaces where the bugs have been feeding. If you notice any of these signs, you most likely have an infestation and should take action to get rid of it. The best option is to contact a pest control professional if you suspect you have bedbugs on your walls.

How Long Can Bed Bugs Live In Walls?

Bed bugs cannot reproduce and find food inside the walls. Therefore, they cannot survive in the walls indefinitely. Without food, bed bugs can live in a wall for 20-400 days. However, the temperature and humidity level in the wall must be considered. Bed bugs will die faster in the winter season or if the environment is arid and cold. Conversely, they will live longer in summer or if the climate is moist and warm. 

In general, if there is an active bed bug infestation, they will live for 3-4 months, depending on the size of the infestation and whether or not treatment is used. If you suspect you have bed bugs, it is best to contact a professional to help you get rid of them.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Walls?

Bed bugs in walls, cracks, and crevices are difficult to eradicate. However, there are two main methods for removing bed bugs from walls:

1. Make use of a high-heat treatment. Since bed bugs die in warmer climates, heat treatment is the most effective method for eliminating all bed bugs hiding by penetrating the cracks and crevices where they are hiding.

You can use heaters in your room to raise the temperature and kill bed bugs. The warm temperature should be left in the room for a few hours until it’s sufficient to kill all bed bugs.

2. Make use of a pesticide spray. Bed bugs can be killed with a pesticide spray by penetrating the cracks and crevices. On the other hand, a pesticide spray is not as effective as heat treatment and may not kill all bed bugs.

If you decide to use a pesticide spray, it is essential to read the instructions and follow them strictly. Before applying the spray, place your pets and children away from the treated area because pesticide spray can harm them.

These methods will work to remove bed bugs from walls. If you still see bed bugs after doing all these, contact a pest control professional for help. It’s difficult to kill bed bugs in your walls. However, it will be easy and fast for professionals since they will use a combination of treatments, such as heat treatment, chemicals, or freezing. However, it may take several treatments to exterminate bed bugs in your walls, but with appropriate treatment, they will be 100% gone.

How to Prevent Bed Bugs from Infesting Your home?

Bed bug infestations can happen quickly, so it is critical to keep them out of your home in the first place.

There are a few things you can do to keep bed bugs out of your home:

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