One of the most unsettling pest issues that you may encounter as a homeowner is a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches can infiltrate walls, food storage, and so many other areas around your home. For that reason, it’s important that you recognize the signs of a cockroach problem so that you can hire a professional cockroach inspection service. Cockroach inspection involves going around your home and taking note of any problem areas or signs that there are cockroaches present.
Here are three signs to pay attention to that you may need a professional cockroach inspection service.
• Smearing. Cockroaches typically leave behind smears or streaks on surfaces that they’ve crawled on. These red-brownish smears may be hard to clean, so if you’re having a hard time scrubbing away at what you think is a food stain, you may actually be dealing with a cockroach smear.
• Living cockroach. If you see one cockroach around your home, it’s highly unlikely that that was the only one around. Oftentimes, cockroaches like to hide in dark places and come out at night, so if you see one cockroach, make sure to reach out to a professional exterminator to find out where the others are hiding.
• Shed skin. As cockroaches reach their various lifecycle stages, they shed their skin. Shed skin is one of the most common signs that you may have a cockroach presence in your home, so don’t ignore them.
It’s best to reach out to a professional exterminator at the very first sign of cockroaches in your home. Neglecting to hire a cockroach inspection service can result in property damage, sickness, and many other issues brought on by cockroaches contaminating your household surfaces. If you have a cockroach problem in your home, we here at Castle Exterminators are happy to safely remove these and other pests.