One of the most common type of pests, especially during the summer months, is cockroaches. They can get pretty much anywhere. They can fit through the smallest of spaces and can find a way into your pantry, your bedroom, and your bathroom. Seeing one cockroach is not always a problem, but one roach can easily turn into a whole lot of them. If you are worried about having a roach problem in your home, we have some of the signs that can tell you if it is time to call for expert help.
Most people do not realize that roaches leave droppings just like any other animal. With small roaches, you can expect to find droppings that look like grains of ground coffee or even like pepper. When it comes to larger roaches, you can expect the droppings to also be larger and more visible. Be sure to take not of the areas in your home in which you find the most droppings, since this can be the right place to begin when getting rid of them.
If you start to see dead cockroaches or ones that have been incapacitated and cannot run away to hide, this is another sure sign that you have an infestation. You will usually find these under sinks or in your bathroom, since that is where they will search for water. If you start seeing dead ones, you need to consider calling a professional.
Having a couple of cockroaches in your home will not cause any smell, but if you have an infestation, you can be sure that you will notice a peculiar odor. Most people describe it as musky and sometimes oily. When combined with the rest of the signs on this list, the smell should let you know that you need to reach out to an exterminator.
Visible During the Day
Roaches are nocturnal, so it is rare that you will see them during the day. The only way that this happens is if the infestation is large enough that they no longer fit in their nests during the day. Anyone who starts seeing lots of roaches awake during the day needs to call for help as soon as possible so that a professional can help eliminate them and prevent further damage.
All of thees signs can tell you that you have a cockroach problem on your hands. They can be notoriously difficult to remove, so hiring a Phoenix Pest Control professional is your best option. Do not live with a roach infestation a day longer than you have to, and instead contact a pest control company in your area.
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