I have some kind of bug inside the walls of my garage. I was curious what kind of bug spray would be ok to use if I drilled a small hole and sprayed inside.
As a general rule, it’s always best to know what the target bug is before you do any treating. Before I recommend anything specific for treating what might be a bug inside wall, can you provide some more information?
Why do you think there is a bug inside a wall? Have you seen any bugs in the area? Have you noticed anything odd happening at this or some other location close by? Please provide some more information before we make any recommendations. Alternatively, you can give our office a call at 1.800.877.7290 at your earliest convenience.
Bret Earl says
I have a kind of centipede that has invaded my house. I think they are in the wall because I cannot find a nest in or around my house. They are large furry creatures and I have heard they are of the scorpion family. I live in central Indiana. These bugs are active in the house for April to late October.
I have been spraying with Demon for years but they keep coming back. I spray every month which kills them on contact (find them dead all over the place) but it never completely gets rid of them. Help! What should I do to knock them out completely???
Tech Support says
@Bret Earl: It sounds like you have either Spider Crickets or Centipedes. Both can live in wall voids and they love crawl spaces. They also thrive behind the walls of finished basements.
First, you need to change products and stop using Demon. In our experience, both these pests survive well when Demon is the main product being applied. Change to Bifen which works well on both:
Bifen IT: https://bugspray.com/catalog/insecticide/liquid/bifen
Next, both of these guys love wall voids so if you have small spaces that need to be treated, use Drione Dust. It’s hand’s down the best treatment for wall voids and other spaces where they might be nesting.
Lastly, read up on both these pests and give us a call if you still need help but the articles will no doubt help:
Spider Crickets: https://bugspray.com/spider_cricket_control.html