Here at Castle Exterminators, we want to help you keep your home comfortable, and that means keeping it free of pests. For many people, one of the most disgusting pests is cockroaches, but not everyone knows when to call for professional cockroach removal. In this article, we’ll go over more about how to tell when it’s time to call in the big guns and get an exterminator on the job.
- When You See Egg Cases- One clear sign that you need professional cockroach removal services is the presence of cockroach egg cases. A cockroach egg case is about the size and shape of a pill capsule, only flatter and with a ridged texture, and dark in color. Each can hold up to 30 eggs, which means the infestation is only going to get worse unless you do something soon.
- When You Find Droppings- Another sign that you need cockroach removal services is roach droppings. They generally resemble coffee grounds or black pepper in texture and color, and if you see any around your home, then you definitely have an infestation on your hands.
- When You See Live Roaches- In our experience, there is never just one cockroach in a home. By the time you see one scuttling around, there are likely many more of these pests hiding in your walls–these insects prefer to stay out of the light when possible, so seeing one in the open is usually a sign that there are so many that all the good hiding places were already taken.