Not even close. The bustling insect sounds grew louder as if the deadly poison merely angered the nest. The family realized they had a serious problem on their hands and searched for an insect control professional who could manage the resilient uninvited house guests who took up residence in their wall.
Right back where they started, the frustrated family ramped up their search to find a pest control expert who could get rid of the critters in the wall. Finally, they spoke with someone who seemed to know exactly what the problem was. They explained the sounds and the failed extermination attempt by the other company. His name was David Glover and he assured them that he was their man.
Maybe It's Rats!
Rodents, squirrels, and chipmunks often find their way into a nice warm house. The creatures build a burrow, usually during the winter. Most rodents make a nest and have a collection of acorns, nuts, and other found items. They've still got to go out for water though, so that could explain the constant scurrying the family would hear.
But since it was the end of September, burrowing season had not yet begun. Plus, rats cannot last very long in the walls as they tend to get stuck. Mice, on the other hand, can last for a couple of years so long as they can bring in enough food and water. What could it be?
Could It Be Bugs?
It could be anything. Whatever it was, the family agreed it sounded somewhat like a buzzing noise coming from the wall. It was a scratching, humming noise, a noise insects might make. If it’s a nest of bugs, a pest control company should be able to get rid of them easily enough.
Consulting the sea of extermination companies advertised online, the family found a local pest control service and made an appointment. The serviceman showed up with tanks of chemicals he promised would kill them all and end their worries. He sprayed in and around the wall from the outside. The family thanked him for his services, and he was on his way.
The Bartlett Bee Whisperer
David Glover is a bee expert from Bartlett, Tennessee. He is known in the area as the Bartlett Bee Whisperer because of his affinity for solving bee issues. He removes about 250 hives a year. But he is also an expert at eliminating any infestation and has been in the business since 2009.
Geared up and ready to go, David Glover got right to work. Whatever was thriving inside the family’s home, Glover was prepared to remove it. After years of treating the whole spectrum of pest issues, he was ready to tackle anything. Little did he know that he was about to confront a problem the scale of which he had never encountered.
Determining the Entry Point
The outside wall of the kitchen was made of brick. Glover started there. He inspected the brick wall for a point of entrance. The pests had to be coming from outside. The wall looked solid, but as he began to look over it, he discovered what is called a weep hole. A weep hole is where water has settled and created an erosion point.
In the picture above you can see where the weep hole is. It’s the dark spot located in the lower center area of the wall. As he inspected the wall, he also found an entry point at the corner of the window. The pests had an entry and exit point.