What does that mean for you?It means that you have to be aware of the signs of cockroach infestation and not just looking out for cockroaches. There are three signs you need to be aware of when you are watching out for a cockroach infestation:
- Cockroach Droppings
- Bad Smells
- Cockroach Eggs
Cockroaches smell unpleasant. It may not be noticeable unless you have a large infestation, but it could be a sign of cockroaches if you notice an unexplained oily or musty odour. You may also spot cockroach eggs. Cockroach eggs are larger than feces. If you find oval-shaped eggs, eggs are egg cases that contain multiple eggs.
What if you are not spotting signs of cockroaches, but you think you have cockroaches? Then you need to look in their favourite hiding spots.
- Basements and Crawl Spaces
- Old Boxes
- Trash Cans
Basements and crawl spaces are another favourite spot for roaches. They are dark and moist. They offer plenty of hiding spots, including another favourite spot – boxes. You may not think of them as having food sources for cockroaches, but glue and paper products are another food source that cockroaches like.
Of course, any area that stores food will also attract roaches. Roaches love to hide in pantries. However, you have to keep in mind that roaches are not picky about their food. Trash cans also provide perfect hiding spots for roaches.
Enjoyed this article?
If you found this article helpful, sign up for our free Quartlery Newsletter to receive all our tips and tricks on pest control and washroom hygiene.Sign Me Up!
Our Latest Articles
Tips for Early Rodent Detection
Automatic or Manual Hand Drying- Which Is Better?
Top 5 Ways to Prevent Cockroaches
Benefits of Annual Pest Inspection
Why Bed Bugs Thrive in Winter
Rats in New Zealand in the Winter
Top 5 Reasons to Get SMART Pest Control this Winter
The Importance of Hand Hygiene in Winter
Pests that Appear in Winter