The sooner a cockroach infestation is identified, the sooner an exterminator can treat the problem and protect the health of your family.
Cockroaches are not just ugly and annoying, they spread diseases as well. It is therefore important to identify infestation and treat it a timely manner. The sooner you get a roach exterminator inside and attack the problem, the sooner you can get rid of these pests and protect the health of your family. In this post, we discuss a few waysÂ you can identify a roach infestation. Here are the signs that you should look out for:
Seeing a cockroach
The obvious sign of roach infestation is actually spotting them in your home. Even if your house is infested, you typically wonâ€™t be able to spot them during the day because they are nocturnal insects. You may be able to see cockroaches during the day if the infestation has been going on for a while. If infestation has reached a point where you can see roaches during the day, you should immediately speak withÂ a roach exterminator. Killing a few roaches with an insect repellent does not mean that the infestation is over, there can be many more hiding and breeding in your home.
The biggest tell-tale sign apart from the roaches themselves is roach feces. Roaches feed on anything from garbage to plants, food, and anything that they come across, so they excrete considerable amount of feces. The size and shape of the roach droppings can range from small brownish stains to oval pellets depending on the type of roach and the level of infestation in the home. If you can spot roach feces in a prominent location, it may be a sign that the infestation is pretty large and needs to be addressed immediately. Usually, you will find roach droppings behind your refrigerator, pantry, cupboard or any other area where food is kept.
Roach egg cases
As gross as it may sound, one of the possible signs of roach infestation are the egg cases. Roaches breed quickly so the infestation grows pretty fast. Unlike many other pests, roaches do not lay singular eggs. There eggs are contained in an oblong egg case. After the eggs hatch, these egg cases are left behind and there is a new generation of roaches ready to wreak havoc in your home. If you spot these egg cases (whether hatched or unhatched) it is a sign that you are sharing your home with these nasty pests. You may find these egg cases behind furniture, inside the pantry, in books, and other nooks of your homes.
Roaches produce a very peculiar, musty odor that becomes more noticeable as the infestation increases. It is a pungent, oily odor that usually comes from a number of roaches. Even dead cockroaches can emit odors.
Having issues with roaches in your home?
These are just few of the signs that tell you that your house has been infested by roaches. If you want to save yourself of the trouble of spotting roaches and trying to kill them without success, you should get in touch with theÂ experienced roach exterminators at B & D.
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