Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be extremely troubling. It is believed that the cockroach may be a reservoir for a range of bacteria including salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. The cockroach can also harbour viruses such as the polio virus, therefore exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.
Cockroaches are extremely intense insects and their ability to breed quickly makes professional treatment key to control any infestation. Only professional cockroaches treatments can eliminate all stages of their lifecycle.
Signs Of Infestation
Unusual odor - An established cockroach infestation produces a strong, very oily odor, which becomes extremely pungent when large numbers of the insects are present.
Shell Casings - One of the most common signs that cockroaches are present in the home is the presence of what are known as shell casings. These are egg cases from recently hatched cockroaches, and appear as small dark brown oval-shaped casings.
Cockroach Specks - These dark-colored specks are fecal pellets and regurgitated food, and look like grains of ground pepper.