When To Take Action On Cockroaches

If you think that a cockroach infestation won’t put your health at risk, think again. These creepy-crawlies can bring with them serious health risks that include asthma attacks and allergies. The sooner you call an expert in cockroach control in West Palm Beach, the sooner you can keep these creatures at bay. 

Telltale Signs You Should Call a Specialist

You See a Roach

Since cockroaches are nocturnal, they’re usually active during the night and they hide in cracks and crevices during the day. If they’re venturing out during the day, you may have a large infestation on your hands. When there are too many of them competing for food, some roaches are driven out of their hiding places because of overcrowding.  

You Find Their Droppings

Roaches can eat anything including your food, your pet’s food, dead skin cells, dead insects, and garbage. For this reason, they leave behind black grainy droppings that resemble coffee grounds or specks of black pepper. You may be dealing with a large infestation if you find their droppings in different locations around your home or commercial property 

You Spot Their Egg Capsules 

When cockroaches find their way into your home and start breeding, it’s only a matter of time before the infestation gets out of hand. Instead of laying single eggs, a female roach lays ootheca, which is a brown, oblong egg capsule that contains 10 to 50 eggs. When these eggs hatch, they leave the capsules behind.  

You Smell Them

A large cockroach infestation produces a pungent, musty, oily odor that’s strong enough for anyone to notice. Allowing the infestation to grow can cause these smells to linger in the air and affect the taste of your food. Additionally, dead and decomposing roaches produce oleic acid that also leaves behind an unpleasant odor.  

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Looking for an Expert in Cockroach Control in West Palm Beach?

The team of specialists at O’Hara Pest Control is ready to perform a comprehensive inspection of your property and kick those pesky roaches to the curb. Contact us today to get a quote. 

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