Dread the possibility of finding out that your home is host to a horde of cockroaches? Don’t feel guilty about the crumbs on the counter, it’s just rotten luck. Whether your house is a little bit messy or perfectly spotless—cockroaches will make a home anywhere, especially wherever they can find warmth, moisture, and food.
Since cockroaches are largely nocturnal creatures adapted towards hiding and scurrying away from danger, you may not realize you have cockroaches lurking in your residential property at first. However, they do leave certain signs of their presence. You might find evidence of a roach presence by identifying roach droppings (often resembling specks of pepper or oval pellets) or egg cases (also known as oothecae, which are brown and oblong), or by the musty and oily odor they produce over time. If you physically see a roach, particularly during the daytime, that’s a good sign that you have an infestation.
Cockroaches often carry pathogens and bacteria from various environments, tracking diseases through your living areas and kitchen—in fact, eating food contaminated by roaches has been known to cause illnesses. Cockroach exoskeletons and feces are also known to aggravate allergies and asthma.
Incredibly resilient and apt at hiding, cockroaches can be particularly frustrating to remove from your home. This means that most DIY roach control methods are futile. The pest control experts at One Man and a Ladybug are trained and knowledgeable in cockroach removal, so we can find and control any cockroach infestation. If you’re concerned about cockroaches in your home or any other pests, then contact us today.