It is very important for you to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that you have roaches in your home. This way, you will quickly know when it is time to call for professional roach control. If you are not currently aware of what the signs of a roach infestation are, you will want to spend a little time going over the following points.
Spotting A Single Roach
Too many people will make the assumption that just because they have only seen one single roach, that they do not have an infestation that needs to be taken care of. The thing is though, where there is one, there could be thousands. These insects are typically nocturnal and hide behind your appliances, counters, and other places during the day and when you have the lights on at night. Therefore, even if you only see one, you need to call for extermination services.
You See Feces In High Traffic Areas
Roaches will frequently travel along the back of counters, along the baseboards in your kitchen, under and behind the refrigerator, and anywhere you have food stored. If you look in these places and you notice what appears to the roach feces, you will want to call for professional assistance. The exact size and shape of the feces can vary depending on how large the cockroaches are and the exact kind of roach you are dealing with. They might appear to be little coffee ground specks. They can also be larger and have a more oval shape to them. Either way, feces is a sign that you need to better secure your food supply and hire a professional to get rid of the bugs.
You Are Noticing A Musty Odor
The more roaches you have in your home, the more you might notice the musty odor. This musty odor is a good sign that there is something wrong in your house. If it is isn't rotting wood from a major water leak, then you probably have an infestation of cockroaches.
With those few points in mind, you should have little trouble determining whether you have a problem with roaches in your home. If you do discover that you have an infestation in your home, or you want someone to simply further investigate it for you, you will want to call in a roach control expert. They will be able to confirm whether there is an infestation and if there is, develop a plan to rid your home of all of those disgusting creatures. The sooner you call in an exterminator, the better.