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Simply put, cockroach infestations are one of the most dreaded pest problems for any property owner. If you see one roach scattering across your floor, it’s very likely there are many, many more hiding in your home or business. To avoid letting an infestation grow out of proportion, it’s important to know the signs of cockroaches in your property. As soon as one of the below signs are seen, it’s necessary to call in a professional who can effectively control the problem.
Where do cockroaches hide?
Because they are typically nocturnal creatures, cockroaches are not often seen in the daytime. Instead, they prefer to retreat to any area of the home that meets their main requirements: dark and moist with access to food sources. Some of the most common places in the home that cockroaches will often be found include under sinks, in attics or basements, behind appliances, inside floor drains, and inside cracks or crevices. If you see one running across your kitchen, it’s often helpful to track where they retreat to.
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4 signs of cockroaches in your property
Seeing any of the below signs of cockroach activity often means you have a cockroach problem. Four of the most common cockroach signs include:
- Foul odor: Several roach species are known to emit a musty, unpleasant odor that lingers and gets worse as an infestation worsens.
- Daytime activity: It may go without saying, but catching sight of a cockroach during the day means you likely have an infestation.
- Droppings: Resembling anything from tiny pepper specks to miniature pellets, a large amount of feces is a clear indicator of a cockroach problem.
- Egg cases and skins: Oothecae are brown casings that house up to 50 eggs and can be found before or after the eggs hatch in serious infestations.
Professional cockroach infestation control
Knowledge is a powerful weapon when it comes to preventing cockroach infestations in your home. You can put as many roach motels and traps out as you like, without solid advice, they’ll keep coming back. Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s has the answers you need to common questions and misconceptions about cockroach infestations. Armed with this information, you’ll be better equipped to get rid of any cockroaches that have invaded your home and prevent future infestations, too.Back to Cockroach Exterminators, Control & Removal
Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Virginia
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