No one wants to deal with a cockroach infestation anywhere near their home. In the case of cockroaches, detecting them as early as possible will go far in controlling the situation. There are a few signs that are a dead giveaway that you have a cockroach infestation on your hands. These cockroach indicators are something to watch for, because if you have them, you definitely have a cockroach problem. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some sure signs of cockroach infestation.
I Saw One Cockroach Today; Should I Be Worried?
Cockroaches are nocturnal pests and detest sunlight. Even if they are out and about in the night hours and you flip on a light, they will scatter to find somewhere to hide. However, when infestations get bad enough, there is often no room for them to hide. When this happens, you may start to see them during the day. This is the biggest sign that you are facing a serious cockroach infestation.
Seeing Dead Cockroaches in Your House
Any time you spot a dead cockroach in or around your house, it means you have a problem. They are often found belly up underneath sinks or in other places that are slightly hidden. If you find one dead, you know for a surety that there are many that are alive and hiding until the sun goes down and the lights go out.
Cockroach Nest Odor
Did you know that cockroaches emit an odor? If you have only a couple of them, you would never know it, but when you have an infestation on your hands, the odor can be quite strong. If you ask people who have experienced a large cockroach problem, they will tell you that the odor smells very oily/musty. Because it takes several cockroaches to smell this odor, it is imperative that you call on professionals for help right away.
Egg Casings & Feces in Your Home
When cockroaches lay eggs, they actually lay numerous eggs inside of an egg casing. As the eggs hatch, this casing is left behind. Usually these casings hold between 10-20 eggs. Sometimes you may be lucky enough to find them before they hatch and can get rid of them without all these new little cockroaches running around. Another sign of cockroaches is the fecal matter they leave in their wake. They look like coffee grounds or black pepper and depending on how much you find, this can indicate what kind of problem you are facing. A common place you may find them is by the food and water source of the cockroaches.
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If you have noticed any of these signs listed above in your home or around your property, you are in need of the professionals at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to get rid of them. Cockroaches are incredibly difficult to get rid of, but we have the training and tools to rid your home of this nasty pest. Call us today!