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3 Signs of a Roach Infestation in Your South Florida Home or Business

3 Signs of a Roach Infestation in Your South Florida Home or Business

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4 Apr

3 Signs of a Roach Infestation in Your South Florida Home or Business

Cockroaches are the absolute worst kind of insect to find in your house. They are huge and can cause a whole lot of stress and anxiety. Usually, when one roach appears over a few years we tend to brush it off as a random incident that won’t happen again. We usually think that this roach must have crawled up from a drain or something. However, if you are starting to see roaches often then chances are there is a way bigger problem on your hands, such as an infestation. The best thing to do as soon as you notice even a minor problem is to nip it in the bud as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming a large problem. Sometimes infestations can be hard to distinguish from a minor roach problem, which can result in the problem getting much worse since the proper attention is not being given to it. This where our experts at Accurate Pest Control, Inc. come in to save the day. We created this guide of 3 signs of a roach infestation for you to refer to when evaluating your specific situation. If you find out some of the signs on the list match your situation then we are also here for you for all things extermination. At Accurate Pest Control, Inc. we have you covered on all things pests and pest control.


  1.   Dead Roaches


This is one of the more obvious signs of a roach infestation. Roaches usually like to move around during the night time as they are nocturnal so the best way to confirm you have an infestation is to set up some roach traps. When you wake up the next day and see no roaches or only one then you may not have a huge infestation or roach issue, yet. Although, if you see 5 dead roaches around your home or apartment than chances are there are hundreds of other roaches crawling around that you have yet to of seen. This method works if you do not want to purchase traps, eventually, a dead roach will make an appearance if there is an issue, it may just take longer to notice the bodies. If you do not have traps and want to do some investigative work on your own, we suggest looking under your bathroom sink, under your kitchen appliances, and in your cabinets. You are more likely to see the dead roaches in these areas.


  1.   There’s an Odor


What many people do not know is that cockroaches have their kind of odor. This odor is hard to pick up if you only get the occasional roach; however, when an infestation is in full effect you will start to notice their scent as more and more roaches make themselves at home with you. This smell is hard to compare to other kinds of scents but is frequently called musty and oily. This scent will only get stronger as the infestation grows, making this a sign you cannot miss. Many people also report that the scent fills up so much of the air that it can begin to affect the taste of food.


  1.   Seeing a Roach During the Daytime


This is a sign that comes only when an infestation has gotten rather large. If you have been suspicious for some time that you have a roach infestation and begin to notice roaches in the day time then it’s time to stop pondering and start calling Accurate Pest Control, Inc. Roaches are nocturnal and only emerge in the day time when there is no longer room for them in their nests. When an infestation gets bad enough there will be overcrowding and some of the roaches will no longer have a hidden place in your house to call home. This will force them to invade your home at all hours of the day. When this happens the roaches have already started multiplying aggressively and have left a big enough scent for other roaches to know that your home is where to go. At this point, the only way to stop the infestation is to call a professional exterminator.


At Accurate Pest Control, Inc. we have you covered on all of the sure signs that you have a roach infestation on your hands. If any of these signs, or all of them, apply to you then it’s time to get one of our expert exterminators on the phone. Roaches are one of those pests that can survive on next to nothing, making them difficult to get rid of on your own. Not 100% sure you have a roach issue? No big deal, give us a call to schedule a free estimate on your home. We will also be sure to answer any questions you may have. Reach out to us today at (954) 945-9154.