7 Signs of Cockroach Infestation

It is actually very easy to identify the signs of cockroach infestation in your home. They are a nocturnal pest that hides during the day and comes out at night for food. As a homeowner, it is important to stop the infestation to prevent health risk that comes with this unclean insect. So, we’ve come up with 6 signs to look for if you suspect you have a cockroach infestation in your home.

1. Droppings

One of the biggest signs of cockroaches infestation in your home is if you see black droppings that look like ground coffee. These droppings tend to be small and black.

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2. Smear Marks

When cockroaches come in contact with water, they tend to leave irregular brown shaped smear marks as they travel. Look for smear marks on your wall, as they tend to travel near your wall.

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3. Eggs

Cockroaches’ have a capsule-like shape. The capsule tends to contain many eggs. So if you see many egg capsules in the wall corners of your home, then it is likely that you have an infestation.

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4. Shed Skin

As cockroaches grow up, they tend to shed their skins 5 to 8 times before they reach maturity. You could tell where they live by spotting their shed skin.

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5. Damages

Cockroaches will not only bring health risks to your home, but they also will damage food packaging as well as organic products such as books and leather.

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6. Odd Odor

Cockroaches will often defecate in places where they live. This will produce a smell that will attract other cockroaches. However, for us humans, the odor is unpleasant and it will become more intense as their population grows.

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7. Live Cockroaches

If you turn your lights in your home and you see cockroaches, then it is likely that you have cockroach infestation in your home. They tend to live in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room.

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If you notice any signs that we listed, then it’s time to call Chambers Pest Solutions to get a Cockroach Control in Perth. 

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