Learn the signs of a cockroach infestation at Springer Professional Home Services in Des Moines, Iowa

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Besides seeing a cockroach itself, how do you know how to look for the signs of these creepy insects inside your property? Because the sight of a single cockroach is often a clue you have many more hidden elsewhere, it’s important to know the first signs you could have an infestation looming.

As soon as one of the signs mentioned below are seen, it’s time to call in a professional pest control company such as Springer, who can thoroughly inspect your property and customize a treatment plan. 

Where do cockroaches hide?

Cockroaches are nocturnal pests, meaning they’re rarely seen during the daytime. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t in your property! Roaches will retreat to areas of the home that are dark and damp with access to food. Some of the most common places they can be found include under sinks, in attics or basements, behind appliances, inside floor drains, and crevices or cracks. A good way to find their hiding spots is by tracking where they retreat to when you see one scampering across the floor.

Top signs you have a cockroach infestation

In addition to seeing a cockroach itself, the following three signs are the biggest indicators that you likely have an infestation on your hands:

  1. Foul odor: Some roach species are known to emit a musty, unpleasant odor that lingers and gets worse as an infestation worsens. 
  2. Droppings: Resembling anything from tiny pepper specks to miniature pellets, a large amount of feces is a clear indicator of a cockroach problem.
  3. Egg cases and skins: Ootheca are brown casings that house up to 50 eggs and can be found before or after the eggs hatch in serious infestations.

Thorough cockroach inspections and treatments

If you’ve seen one of the aforementioned signs, it’s time to call an expert. At Springer Professional Home Services, we will thoroughly inspect your property to locate where the cockroaches are before coming up with an effective treatment plan. We will continue to treat your home until the problem is taken care of, and can help you better understand how to prevent cockroaches from ever getting in your home again.

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Signs of a Cockroach Infestation in Des Moines

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