How To Tell If Your Anna Home Has A Roach Problem

September 3, 2021


You would know if your Anna home had an active cockroach infestation, right? Unfortunately, this is rarely the case. You see, cockroaches are not like other pests. They are smart. They know if you find them, you will dispose of them. For this reason, they do everything in their power to stay out of sight. This reclusive behavior would be appreciated if it weren’t for the fact that cockroaches cause trouble regardless of whether they are seen or not. To help you identify these pests around your Anna home, here are some signs of roach activity you should keep your eyes out for.

close up of a cockroach

Fecal Droppings

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures. This means they are awake at night and inactive during the day. To identify these pests without seeing them, the first sign you should look out for is fecal droppings. Cockroaches love hiding beneath large kitchen appliances, around basements, and in other humid and secluded areas. Inspect these areas for small black excrement. These fecal droppings are often mistaken for coffee grounds.

Shed Skins

A cockroach goes through a few stages of development before reaching adulthood. Between each of these stages, it goes through a molting process. In this process, old skin is left behind. These skin sheddings can be fragmented or look like a full live roach and are found near areas cockroaches hide. One not-so-fun fact about roach skin is that it is a powerful respiratory irritant as it breaks down. The same is true about roach fecal droppings.

Grease Marks

Roaches regularly crawl through and consume greases like oil, butter, and lard. After spending time in or on these oily substances, roaches will then skitter around homes dragging their bellies as they go. This leaves visible streaks of discolored grease behind. You might find these streaks across floorboards, running up walls, or along baseboards.

Egg Casings

Cockroaches do not lay one egg at a time but rather several eggs inside of what are called egg casings. These casings are reddish-brown to tan in color and are slightly smaller than the width of a penny in total length. One thing to know with this is that some species of cockroach carry their egg casings with them.

Brave Roaches

Although most roaches do their best to stay out of sight, there are some that are born a bit extra brave. As crazy as this sounds, it is a real phenomenon. If you see a roach skittering across your kitchen in the middle of the day, there are two things that could be going on. The first is that this roach is extra brave. The second and more concerning is that your wall voids and other secluded areas around your home are thoroughly filled, causing the roach you are seeing to need to come out into the open at an inopportune time. 

When To Call In A Professional

Roaches are among the most difficult pests to eliminate. This is due to their many resistances, aversion to humans, and durability. Keeping this in mind, if your home has an active infestation of these pests, your best option is to get a professional involved. At EcoArmor Pest Defence, we offer detailed elimination and control options for dangerous and destructive cockroaches. With over nine years in the pest control business and a team of dedicated and friendly technicians ready and eager to fight back against pests, you can trust that we are your best choice for the job. Contact us now to discover your answer to cockroaches here in Anna.




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