The thought of having a cockroach infestation can run shivers down anyone’s spine. Roaches are gross, and can spread filth and bacteria anywhere they go! Cockroach infestations can spread quickly, and are difficult to control without the help of a cockroach exterminator.
Seeing even one roach in your home or business is often a sign of an infestation. Keep reading to learn more signs of a cockroach problem.
Roach infestation signs
Cockroaches are elusive, nocturnal insects that prefer to stay in the dark. For this reason, seeing a roach is often a bad sign there are many more nearby. The three top signs of a cockroach infestation are:
- A foul odor: Some roach species are known to emit a musty, unpleasant odor that lingers and gets worse as an infestation worsens.
- Egg cases or skins: Ootheca are brown casings that house up to 50 eggs and can be found before or after the eggs hatch in serious infestations.
- Roach Droppings: Resembling anything from tiny pepper specks to miniature pellets, a large amount of feces is a clear indicator of a cockroach problem.
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Where do cockroaches hide?
Cockroaches usually choose to dwell in areas of the home that are dark and damp, and that provide them with ample access to food. Roaches are not picky and will eat any organic material from garbage to paper! Some of the most common places cockroaches hide are under sinks, in attics or basements, behind appliances, inside floor drains, and crevices or cracks. When you see a cockroach run across your floor, it’s smart to track where it retreats to. This can help locate more roaches in your home.
Cockroach infestation inspections
Cockroaches aren’t only gross, they’re also difficult to control without the help of an exterminator. The cockroach exterminators at Pest Defense Solutions will inspect your property, treat the source of the problem, and help implement tactics to keep them from returning. Call our team today to schedule a cockroach inspection!Back to Cockroach Exterminators, Control & Removal
Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Albuquerque NM
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