How To Spot A Cockroach Infestation?
It's very easy to figure out that your property is infested with cockroaches as they are not the shy type. As soon as the lights go out, they come out in search for food. However, sometimes they show up when the lights are on and even during the day. In addition to actually seeing a cockroach, you can take a look at your cupboards. If you notice a substance that resembles spilled black pepper, then that's probably their feces.
Common Signs That Can Help You Identify An Infestation
--= COCKROACH SKINS =--
Seeing shed cockroach skins is always a sign of a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches shed their skins from 5 to 8 times as they mature to adults. The skins are usually found close to where the cockroaches are sheltering.
--= SMEAR MARKS =--
Roaches normally leave brown and irregular shaped smear marks on their trail. You’ll notice those marks on horizontal surfaces and wall-floor junctions where cockroaches scuttle along.
--= DROPPINGS =--
Cockroaches produce black or brown cylindrical droppings, with ridges down the side, that resemble ground coffee or black pepper. The feces are approximately 2mm long.
--= ODOR =--
A large number of cockroaches combined will definitely appear to give off an specific odor. The smell is mostly described, by experts and victims, as oily and musky.