Signs of Roach Infestation
Seeing a cockroach is one of the best indicators that you may have a roach infestation problem. There are a number of other things that may tell you if you have roaches and possibly how many. Once you see any of these indicators the best thing to do is to find an exterminator to help you take care of this insect problem.
This is the first, and most obvious sign that you may have an infestation problem. Roaches are a nocturnal insect. You will most often find roaches in the evening hours. If you are seeing them in the daytime, it can be a sign of just how bad your roach problem may be. One of the reasons that a roach can be seen during the day is that the nest is so large that some of the roaches have been forced out.
If you are finding dead roaches in or around your home, you may have a problem. Roaches are not a solitary insect. They do not often stray far from their nest. If you have the remains of roaches in your home, there is a good possibility that you have a live roach problem as well.
You will often find cockroach droppings as a sign that you have an infestation problem. Roach feces often look like black pepper or coffee grounds. If you are finding a large amount of these droppings, you may have a decent sized nest of cockroaches in your home. It is best to call in an exterminator to locate and remove these pests.
As a roach matures, it will grow out of its skin. These roach casings are a good indicator of a roach problem. Also finding these shells is a good sign that you have a mature nest in your home. It shows that the roaches have been living there for a while and are growing and expanding. The shell will often be dark brown, oval, and smallish in size. the size of the shell will be dependent on the type of roach that it is.
One of the best signs of a cockroach infestation is that you will have an odor in your home. Roaches will give off a strong oily, or musty odor. The stronger that this odor is, the worse your problem may be. You may also notice an odor that comes from decaying bodies in your home.
If you notice any of these signs or a combination of these signs, you may have a roach problem in your home. A pest control exterminator can help you determine your roach problem and give you a solution to this issue. Roaches can contaminate your food, spread disease, and possibly cause allergic reactions. Don’t let this nasty insect continue to live in your home. Call an exterminator today.