Three Characteristics of the American Cockroach

The American Cockroach
The American Cockroach

If you think your home or business is infested with cockroaches, you’re not alone. Cockroach infestation is a real problem in the United States. However, what should you look for when trying to identify whether what you have is a cockroach infestation or something else altogether?

Droppings

Many people see cockroach droppings and assume they actually have a mouse problem because the droppings look so similar. If you’re not sure, look at the ends of the droppings. If they’re blunt and not pointed, you probably have a cockroach problem.

Eggs

Female cockroaches actually lay their eggs within protective casings. These casings can contain around 16 eggs. When the eggs hatch, the babies can become adults in less than six months. They shed their skins as they grow.

Living Space

Cockroaches prefer warm, damp areas and they’re commonly found in sewers in larger cities. When they’re outdoors, you can find them in flower beds or on trees. However, it’s very easy for them to get into houses through cracks in doorways or windows. Once inside, they tend to head for the kitchen, bathroom or basement.

If you think you might have a cockroach infestation in your home or business, the best way to get rid of them for good is by contacting a professional. To make an appointment for your inspection and consultation, please contact us today.