Cockroaches are nocturnal, preferring to hide and live in the dark, damp areas throughout the home. Areas that appeal to cockroaches include behind the refrigerator, sink, and other major appliances, and because they can flatten their bodies to get into small areas, the roach can also be found in cracks in your walls.
The clearest indication of a cockroach issue is physically seeing one. The best time to see the roaches are at night because they are nocturnal. You will usually see them scatter as you enter the room and turn on the lights.
Cockroaches eat everything from plant materials to human food, dead skin cells, trash and even faeces, but a high metabolism appetite becomes one of the most obvious signs of infestation – quite a lot of cockroach droppings! Cockroach droppings’ appearance can vary and resemble anything from a tiny speck of pepper to the brown stains of coffee powder or oval pellets. For help with Pest Control Essex, visit a site like BPC, a provider of Pest Control Essex services.
Infestations continue to grow because cockroaches are aggressive breeders. While this is bad news for your home, it’s good news for finding evidence of cockroaches. Cockroaches don’t lay single eggs, instead they lay oothecae. These are oval, brown casings that houses many eggs. When a cockroach’s eggs hatch, oothecae are left behind, providing irrefutable evidence that cockroaches have taken a liking to your home and do not plan to leave them on their own.
Finally, cockroaches can produce a sharp, musty smell that gets worse as an infestation progresses.