If you think by keeping your house spick and span, you can prevent a cockroach infestation, you are wrong. It is not enough to clean your kitchen of food residue to prevent cockroaches from coming in. Any area in your house that offers shelter and moisture will attract cockroaches. These bugs sneak in through cracks on the wall, dryer vents, little gaps between the wall and the floor, which you would possibly not notice.
Now, if you see a roach all of a sudden, you may assume it is an independent, random sighting that has nothing to do with an infestation. But you might be wrong, and this could be the first sign of a possible cockroach problem. Nip it in the bud. Call a cockroach pest control immediately if you observe the following signs that indicate there’s a family of roaches living under your roof.
Cockroaches eat almost anything and frequently leave droppings. So, if there is an infestation, you are likely to see dark specs that look like black pepper on your kitchen floor or bathroom. The feces of cockroaches depends on their types. So, if you are regularly observing weird brown stains or particles that look like coffee grounds, chances are you are looking at cockroach droppings. You are likely to find these droppings behind cabinets, underneath sinks, in dark corners, near plumbings, or inside your cupboard.
Egg cases of cockroaches, which are also known as oothecae, look like brown seeds. If you frequently see them lying around here and there, there is a cockroach problem. These cases contain 12 to 14 eggs, which usually hatch in places where it is difficult for humans to reach. Once the eggs hatch, the cases are left behind.
Cockroaches eat almost anything. If you see page corners of your books inside your shelf missing or chew marks on daily items like leather etc., the culprit may be cockroaches.
Cockroaches shed their skin quite frequently. If there is an infestation, you would often see cockroach skin lying about in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or inside cupboards.
A single cockroach won’t give off any stench. However, if they exist in great numbers, their droppings create an unpleasant, musty odor. If you smell something unusual, look for the above signs to identify a roach problem.
Once roaches have infested a home or business they can be difficult to exterminate because they multiply so quickly. If you have seen roaches in your home or business don’t wait for the problem to get out of control. Call the Bug Pros roach extermination service, we can help.