Cockroaches are a nuisance. They have a nasty habit of coming out at night and infiltrating your dirty dishes. Cockroaches are also carriers of disease and can even cause allergic reactions. If you spot cockroaches in or around your home, you may be living with a roach infestation. It might not be possible to eradicate cockroaches from your house entirely all by yourself. However, you can easily simplify the eradication of cockroaches with the services of professional Meridian pest control technicians.

The first step to getting rid of cockroaches is to know what the common signs of cockroach infestation are. So, here are some common signs of cockroach infestation you should know.


  • Droppings


Cockroaches leave behind a characteristic odor in their feces called “carrageenan”, which is similar to the smell of fish. It is also what gives cockroaches their name. You should also pay attention to areas around your kitchen and bathroom where cockroaches may have secreted feces and eventual deaths to spot these droppings.


  • Smear marks


Cockroaches will go under and behind cupboards, along the baseboards of your kitchen and bathroom, and behind the refrigerator. You may find these smear marks if you look closely with a lens or a microscope. The smudge marks are left by their feet as they move through your house.


  • Egg capsules


Cockroaches will make egg capsules in which they will lay eggs to hatch. These egg capsules can be found on countertops, utility items, and even on your floorboards if they have been left behind.


  • Cockroach nymphs


The nymphs are smaller than the adults in size and are usually brown or gray in color. You will find cockroach nymphs behind appliances, cabinets, under appliances, and even under the floor covering of your kitchen and bathroom.


  • Shedding


Cockroaches shed their skin as they grow. You will find these exoskeletons around the kitchen and bathroom of your house. This shedding is an indication of a massive infestation, and therefore, you should contact a licensed pest control company at the earliest to help you eradicate cockroaches from your house.


  • Unpleasant odors


Cockroaches leave behind an unsavory odor as they move around your house. It is common to find these odors in the kitchen and bathroom. If you detect any unpleasant odors from your sink, refrigerator, or other such places, it could be a sign of a cockroach infestation.