Whether you own a home or a business, no property owner wants to find out they have a cockroach infestation. Not only are cockroaches gross, but they are also carriers of filth and disease as well. Because cockroaches can spread quickly, it’s important to recognize the initial signs of an infestation in hopes of stopping the problem early on. Seeing just one roach in your property often indicates an infestation, which should always be handled by a cockroach exterminator.
Top signs of cockroaches
Seeing a cockroach alive on your property is of course the most common sign of a roach problem. Besides that, there are three major signs that indicate you likely have a roach infestation inside your home or business:
- 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 is brown casings that house up to 50 eggs and can be found before or after the eggs hatch in serious infestations.
- 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 are cockroaches found?
Cockroaches are nocturnal and are rarely seen in broad daylight, not to mention they’re excellent hiders! They typically choose to dwell in areas of the home that are dark and damp, and that provides them with ample access to food. Some of the most common places they can be found include 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!
How to control cockroach infestations
Cockroaches are infamously difficult to control without the help of an experienced professional. If you have spotted a cockroach or one of the previously mentioned signs of roaches, it’s time to call a roach exterminator such as Dugas Pest Control. One of our trained technicians will thoroughly inspect your property and customize a cockroach treatment plan suited to the needs of your property.
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Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Louisiana
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