Even seeing just one cockroach in your home or office is too many. Cockroaches can reproduce at lightning speed, so it is essential to take action before it’s too late if you ever spot one in your home or business. They don’t travel alone, so you know they have lots more hiding out. You’ll want to get rid of them immediately due to diseases and illnesses that can be transmitted to humans from cockroaches.
Because cockroaches are mostly nocturnal, it is often easier to spot signs of a cockroach problem than to see actual insect pest infestation. These pests are famous for hiding out during the day in cracks and crevices. Then, they come out to feed on all types of food available in your home at night time. These filthy pests will eat anything, including foods, packaging, plastics, paper, fabrics, and animal matter. If you suspect a cockroach problem in your home or business, contact an experienced pest control company to exterminate them.
Common Signs of Infestation
Here are some of the common signs of a possible cockroach infestation.
Eggs – The American cockroach’s eggs are called ootheca, which is dark brown in color and averages 8 mm in length. One female cockroach can create six to 90 oothecae in her lifetime.
Cockroach droppings – Cockroaches produce brown/black cylindrical droppings if water is not available.
Cockroaches – one or many of them that show up during the day. If they come out during the day, that means there is an overpopulation problem, and they can’t hide with the infestation group.
Unusual smell –An established cockroach infestation produces a pheromone smell that is a lingering and unpleasant odor that taints items they contact.
Smear marks – They will produce irregular shaped brown smear marks on horizontal surfaces and at wall-floor junctions where cockroaches scuttle along if water is abundant cockroaches.
Shed skins – shed These pests shed ‘cast nymphal’ skins 5 to 8 times as they mature to adults. You can find these shed skins close to where the cockroaches are living in your home.
Places to Look for a Cockroach Infestation
Identifying where a cockroach infestation may be located on your property is the first step. They like warm and humid places, as well as cooler conditions. Check in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements in cabinets, cupboards, sinks, baths, toilets, plumbing, pipework, dishwashers, medicine cabinets, appliances with motors, baseboards, cracks, drain covers, porches, decking, etc.
The best prevention of roaches in your home is to clean it often and do not leave clutter or food of any kind out. Vacuum the carpet, sweep and mop floors and wash dirty dishes in the sink. Make sure to ventilate any humid areas well. Another way to prevent roaches is to seal any gaps with caulk in entry points such as switch plates, electric sockets, or other small openings.
Please contact us immediately if you see any cockroaches in or around your home, so we can help you eliminate them.
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