Signs you have a Cockroach Infestation – and what to do about it

Posted on February 7, 2020

Signs you have a Cockroach Infestation – and what to do about it

While cockroaches tend to stay out of sight during the day, and only come out at night to search for food – they do leave behind several clues to help you become aware of their presence.

By knowing how to identify the cockroach infestation signs early, you can take action early and prevent a major outbreak – thus ensuring your home or business is safe and healthy.

Plus, if you do stumble across a cockroach infestation, one that is larger and more complex than you can handle, then an effective treatment plan from a licensed pest controller can help you achieve long-term relief.

Contact All Bugs for free advice and a quote for effective cockroach control.

How to Identify the early Cockroach Infestation signs

Below are the most common and noticeable signs of a cockroach infestation:

  • Cockroach Droppings

Similar in appearance to ground coffee, you may find these tiny black dots close to where the cockroaches have consumed food such as kitchen countertops, dining tables, and anywhere that exposed food has been recently left.

  • Smear Marks

When a cockroach crawls across water, they will leave behind brown, irregular shaped smears on any surface they walk on afterwards

  • Body Parts

On average a cockroach will shed its skin 5-8 times as they mature from a nymph into a full grown adult. They may also shed or drop other body parts including their legs, shell, and discarded egg cases.

  • Snge Odour

Cockroaches have a natural scent that to us humans smells both musty and unpleasant. Aside from producing a nasty odour, the scent also acts as a pheromone which is designed to attract other cockroaches to the area.

  • Live Cockroaches

Night is when you’re most likely to see live cockroaches. Be sure to check their favourite hiding spots such as behind unused appliances, near exposed garbage and food, unclean surfaces, drains, below sinks, kitchen cupboards, and grease traps.[1]

How to reduce the risk of a Cockroach Infestation

  • Regularly clean, vacuum, and mop your home or place of business
  • Immediately wipe down spilled or unclean surfaces
  • Repair any leaking pipes, drains, or air conditioner units
  • Take out the kitchen trash once every day – and keep a secure lid on all bins
  • Seal up all possible entry points like gaps in doors and windows, cracks in the wall, and exposed drainage pipes.
  • Try not to leave pet food out in the open for too long – or if you do, surround the bowl of food with water (i.e. like a moat) to keep cockroaches at bay

When to call the cockroach experts

If you have tried all of the above treatment options, and still have an ongoing problem with cockroaches – then speak to a licensed pest expert today.

All Bugs licensed technicians are experts when it comes to identifying, managing, and preventing cockroach infestations.

With access to the latest technology, combined with a deep understanding of the habits and lifecycle of various cockroach species, we are uniquely qualified to provide an effective treatment program designed to achieve long-term results.

On top of getting rid of the current cockroach infestation, you will also get helpful prevention advice so that you know exactly how to prevent another infestation.

Contact All Bugs today for free advice and a quote on effective Cockroach Removal

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