Most homeowners would freak out at the sight of a cockroach in their home. Aside from being one of the nastiest pests that would try to invade your house, roaches are also known to spread disease-causing bacteria. If you’ve come across a cockroach in any of your living spaces, you may be wondering when you should reach out to a roach exterminator.

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Signs You Need to Call an Exterminator for Roaches

You See Roaches During the Day

Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures. This means that they sleep all day and they only come out at night to look for food and water. When you see these pests around the house in broad daylight, this means that the infestation has become so large that some roaches are being kicked out of their nests to accommodate other roaches. 

Fecal Droppings

Seeing a large amount of fecal matter that cockroaches leave behind is one of the most common signs of full-blown infestation. If you’re dealing with smaller roaches, their fecal droppings will look like black pepper or coffee grounds. On the other hand, if you have larger roaches in your house, their fecal droppings would look a lot larger. Check for roach droppings around your window frames, doorways, crawlspace, baseboards or in your attic.  

Egg Casings

Did you know that each egg casing could contain multiple roach eggs? In case you’re curious, these brown egg casings have a long and rounded shape. You can find them filled with eggs or empty.

Musky Odor

If you notice a strong and unpleasant musky odor in some areas around your house, you can be sure that roaches are threatening to invade your home. 

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Call an Exterminator Today!

If you suspect a roach infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to call O’Hara Pest Control to get those roaches out of your property. Schedule an inspection today.

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