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How to Spot a Roach Infestation

How to Spot a Roach Infestation

Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Cockroaches


The easiest way to spot a cockroach infestation is to see a cockroach. But, if you’re seeing cockroaches running around the problem may be larger than you think. Cockroaches don’t necessarily indicate that you are a dirty or unsanitary person. Often times, they can be brought in with deliveries, groceries, and through many different methods.


If you live next to someone who has a cockroach infestation, the cockroaches can migrate into your home as their population grows. This is especially true if you live in a duplex or in an apartment complex. Your neighbor four doors down could have a cockroach problem and they could find their ways into your home even if you are incredibly clean. Cockroaches do not discriminate, and neither should you when it comes to getting rid of them. These are not a pest that you want to live with. They are dirty, problematic, and very difficult to get rid of. Trying to get rid of cockroaches on your own rarely works, and it’s very important to call in a professional company.


There are some types of cockroaches that generally don’t infiltrate the home. There are wood roaches that will live outside in the foliage, and aren’t really attracted to your home as a permanent residence. Sometimes, these can find their way in, and they don’t usually indicate a huge problem.


Therefore, it’s important to know the difference between a wood roach and a traditional residential cockroach. The internet is not the best tool for this. Many species of roach look incredibly similar, and you can spend thousands of dollars trying to fumigate your home when you didn’t have a problem in the first place. Cockroaches that make their homes outside don’t generally favor the home’s interior.


They will only come in when they’re left with no choice, and some enter simply by mistake.


Many people living in warmer subtropical climates have learned to live with palmetto bugs. These are huge flying roaches that make their homes in rotting trees and other habitats outside. They may find their way in, but they don’t necessarily stay and set up shop. It’s very important to know when to treat your home. Your safest bet is to call for Pest Control in Oakville if you see a roach of any kind in your home. This is the only way to be sure of the treatment options, and of the best way to handle things. This is one problem that doesn’t go away if it’s ignored. These are some signs of a cockroach infestation that you should watch out for:


Daytime Sightings


Roaches are naturally nocturnal. This means that if you’re seeing them crawling around during the daytime then the population is probably out of control. Roaches only venture out during daylight hours if there are too many of them to feed and they need to go in search of additional supplies. If you’re seeing roaches while the sun shining, then there’s a very good chance that you have a very large infestation.


Cockroach Feces


Any animal that’s taken up residence in your home is going to leave behind feces or waste products. Cockroach urine and their natural oils can leave behind a very strong and dirty smell. You will also see tiny piles of what looks like black pepper. This is cockroach feces, and it can make you very ill.


Allergy Flare Ups


Cockroaches often leave behind dead skin, and other waste products. This can have a serious effect on the air quality in your home, and can cause Asthma and Allergy flare-ups. This is just another reason why it’s so important to get professional help with these infestations.

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