In-wall pest systems are either installed when the home is being constructed or put in during a remodeling project. They involve setting up a network of tubes that are connected to an outdoor service area. Pest-control product is then delivered into the tube system from the outside. This entails a visit from a service technician up to four times a year. Since these visits don’t require the technician to come inside the house, homeowners can set up a schedule in advance.
All of this sounds good in theory, but there are a few misconceptions. Many people believe that in-wall systems:
- Offer 100% protection for the home.
- Are safer than spray treatments.
- Will prevent the need for further pest-control sprays and treatments in the future.
People tend to think that in-wall systems create a complete barrier within the walls of the home, but doing this would be extremely expensive if not physically impossible. The tubes are instead placed in areas that pests are most likely to be. This helps to control the problem, but pests can still find other ways inside, which means additional interior treatments might be required.
Another negative about in-wall treatments is maintenance. Most systems don’t require maintenance anytime soon. However, things sometimes go wrong. If some component of your system malfunctions, it can be quite an ordeal to fix.