Pests are sneaky and will do whatever it takes to get inside your home. Often these creepy-crawlies live and breed inside your home’s walls. In the 1990s, a new pest control system was created to address this issue. It features tiny tubes that are installed inside the walls so that pesticide can be sprayed to protect your home against bugs. You may have never heard of these tubes in the wall systems, or you might currently have them but not know how they work.
What is Wall Pest Tubing?
This is a unique pest control system that is usually incorporated into homes as they are being built. This system consists of a series of small tubes that are installed inside the framing of new homes. These main tubes are connected to couplers that are attached to small extension hoses. These hoses run behind designated walls where pests are a particularly high risk like bathrooms, kitchens, and doorways. The extension hoses have very small slits in them that distribute a fine mist of chemical to targeted areas inside the walls where pests can be silently hiding. On the outside of the home, a port box is installed, which connects the tubes and allows a technician to treat the interior of your walls from the outside. A couple of times a year, a technician will blow out the tubes using compressed air, and then refill them with pesticide so that your home is protected against pest infestations from the inside out.
What are the Benefits?
One of the great benefits of tubes in the wall is that you can easily target the pests where they are most likely to live. This system means that you can limit the pesticides that your family and pets will be exposed to, while also using less product. The pesticide also tends to last longer because it is not exposed to sunlight or rain.
Are there Downsides to Tubes in the Wall Pest Control?
Like any pest control method, there are some downsides to consider with tubes in the wall. Tubes do not cover every square inch of your home, so you still may develop a pest problem in areas not covered by the hoses.
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