5 Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

It is important for every homeowner to know the signs of a possible cockroach infestation before these bugs enter the home. Knowing these signs and being able to identify the problem early can help you win the war against these nasty invaders. The longer they are in your home, the harder they are to evict. So, what are some signs you should be watchful for?


Fecal droppings are one of the most obvious signs you should be looking for. Smaller roaches leave behind droppings that are similar in size and appearance to a coffee ground or a flake of black pepper while larger roaches leave behind larger droppings. The more droppings you find in your home, the higher number of roaches you may be dealing with. Roaches will come through your home and often scavenge for food and water. Look for areas with a high number of droppings and you could find a concentrated area.

Egg Casings

Like most bugs, cockroaches produce egg casings that hold their unborn young. These casings are called oothecae and can hold 10 to 20 eggs inside of them. Whether you find unhatched eggs or just the casings, you can be certain finding some means you have cockroaches inside your home.

The Odors

While a single cockroach may give off little to no odor, many cockroaches living in the same space can give off a strong scent. Once you can smell these bugs, you can be certain you have a large number of roaches in your home. Most experts describe this smell as an oily and musky smell.

Seeing them During the Day

One of the biggest signs of a roach infestation is your ability to see them during the day. Cockroaches are nocturnal so it is common to see them at night. But if you see cockroaches during the day, it is because there are so many of them that they get pushed out of their nests.

If you see these signs of a cockroach infestation, it is important to call in the professionals as soon as possible. Calling in a professional pest control company like Eco Care. If you have a bug problem, call Eco Care today!

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