Detecting a cockroach infestation is pretty easy, because although these pests are mostly nocturnal and wait until everything goes quiet in the house to go about their job of finding good and in turn, spreading disease, they do happen to roam around during the day too. This is especially true when the population of roaches is high.
However, if you haven’t seen any cockroaches around but still have that funny feeling that you have critters taking over your house, here are a few ways to find out whether you are indeed up against a cockroach infestation.
One way to find out if your property is being attacked by cockroaches is to see if there is any fecal matter left behind. Roaches leave behind droppings that look like black pepper in appearance if they are small in size and the droppings of larger cockroaches will be larger in size.
Egg casings of cockroaches are another way to find out if you have a cockroach infestation on your hands. The egg casings are cylindrical in shape, long and are of a brownish red color. Depending on the species, a single casing of a household cockroach could hold between 10 to 50 eggs.
Another way to find out if you’re up against a cockroach invasion is to check for dead cockroaches. If you have a large cockroach population, you are bound to find at least a few dead roaches in and around the nooks and crannies they frequent.
There is also a specific odor associated with cockroaches, and if there are large numbers prowling around in your house, you will surely smell something odd around the house, and specifically in places where cockroaches are bound to be found.
Use these tips and once you have detected a cockroach infestation, make sure you get rid of it too!