What type of bugs live in the walls?

September 27
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My mom found a bug living behind the electrical socket in the wall of her house. She said it had a hard shell and she had never seen this before. What type of bugs would crawl into the wall and should she call the exterminator?

4 Answers:

pebblepie10 avatar

It's not shocking that many insects make their homes in the cracks and crevices of walls and ceilings. Walls and Ceilings can also be used by rats to hide. Bugs will enter walls that have fissures and gaps.

The cracks in the ceiling and walls will serve as breeding grounds for the insects. These bugs' larvae can escape via these crevices. That's when you'll notice small pesky bugs on the ceilings and walls.

Maggots, termites, fleas, centipedes, drugstore beetle, or Mold mites are the most common bugs that can be found in the walls. Following measures can help to get rid of bugs.

  1. Install bug repellents in your yard and entrances. 
  2. Repair the damaged walls and ceilings.
  3. Fix Leaking Pipes to Reduce Wetness in Your Home.
  4. Contact a Pest Control Company.
  5. Make use of essential bug oil sprays as well as a filtration system.
  6. Thoroughly clean your home.

I hope this answer will help you to get rid of any kinds of bugs.


sockoptical79 avatar

The most difficult pests to get rid of, however, are the ones that make their way into the attic or behind your walls. These are the hidden dangers that you often don't notice until they've caused real damage. This can include Asian lady beetles, rodents, termites, stink bugs, and wasps

They love crumbs, but it isn’t leftovers that bring ants to your table -- it’s the weather. They come in when it’s cold and wet, and also when it’s hot and dry. Crowds of these insects on your counters are a bother, but not harm -- that type of ant doesn't cause damage to houses or carry disease. Keep an eye out for carpenter ants, though. They won't eat the wood in your house, but they will burrow into it to make nests. To keep the crawly critters out, plug holes in your walls and windows to help keep them at bay.

So, if you find small bugs in the house, and the infestation is "bugging" you out. Here's how to identify the invaders and the best ways to get them out of your home.

I think the best thing to do here is to get the exterminators so as to get rid of other ones in the hidden that are yet to come out.


It's difficult to determine the exact type of bug your mom found without a more detailed description or a photo, but it's possible that it could be a beetle or some other type of insect with a hard exoskeleton.

In general, insects may crawl into walls for shelter, food, or moisture. Some common types of bugs that may be found in walls include cockroaches, termites, ants, and beetles.

If your mom is concerned about the bug infestation or potential damage to her home, it's a good idea to contact a pest control professional or exterminator for an inspection. They can help identify the type of bug and recommend a treatment plan to eliminate the infestation and prevent future problems.


It is difficult to identify the precise species of bug without more information; nevertheless, beetles, cockroaches, and silverfish are among common sorts of insects that can reside behind electrical plugs in walls. These insects are drawn to the warmth and darkness that may be found behind the walls. They are also drawn to the potential food sources, such as insulation or wiring, that can be found there.

It is best for your mother to get in touch with a qualified exterminator if she is worried about the number of insects that have taken up residence in her home. The exterminator is able to assess the type of insect that is causing the problem and choose the strategy that will be most effective in treating it or getting rid of it altogether. It is critical to take prompt action in order to forestall the infestation from spreading throughout the home and posing a threat to the occupants' health as well as the property.

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