Cockroaches make most people feel a little bit squeamish. It is very important to be cautious around these insects. They are a potential health hazard because they can carry dangerous bacteria. Several indicators can assist you to tell if you have a roach infestation problem. Below are common signs of a cockroach problem:
1. You see Live cockroaches
Cockroaches are very secretive insect and they usually come out at night when nobody can spot them. Therefore, if you spot one during the day, it is a good indicator of infestation. One is most likely to spot them in the kitchen because they are attracted to food and like dark places. One of the main reasons why one can observe roaches during the day is that their nest is so large that some of them have been forced out.
2. Presence of dead roaches
If you find dead roaches in or around your home, you may have a problem. Roaches do not stray far from their nest. If you have remains of dead roaches in your home, there are high chances that you have a live roach problem as well.
3. Roach feces
Cockroach droppings are a good indicator that you have an infestation problem. Their feces look like coffee grounds or black pepper. Their feces are cylindrical with blunt ends. They deposit feces on the routes that they travel. You will often find these droppings behind cabinets and at the corners of the room.
4. Cockroach Shells
As a roach matures, it grows out of its skin. These shells are a good indicator of a roach problem. It is also a good indicator that there is a mature nest in your home. The shell is dark brown, oval and small.