cockroach-70295_1280The cockroach: few pests out there have infested the human mind like these creepy little scoundrels. From scattering under the refrigerator in the middle of the night to crawling around a sink with reckless abandon, they can be found anywhere and everywhere in your house; especially a Florida home. And roaches are terribly tiresome to extract, especially when they get to high overall infestation rates. They are bold, adaptable, and relentless. But there are a few things you can do to stop a roach infestation in its tracks, and when in doubt, contacting the roach aficionados at Apex’s Orlando pest control headquarters can go a long way to improving your peace of mind.

For starters, it’s important to know that roach infestations are significantly easier to stop when caught early. Once a home or structure has an established roach colony, the cost and time spent getting rid of these pests go up dramatically. So, with that in mind, below are five easy ways to tell if a structure you own may be creeping towards a roach infestation:

  • Fecal matter: Small specs of a dark color, these are generally found underneath things (like containers and books).
  • Egg casing: In the pest business, these are called oothecas, and each single egg can contain 16 to 40 roaches.
  • Odor: Why? Because of the egg casings. Gross, right? If you can smell hatched roach egg casings, there’s a pretty good chance a major infestation is at work.
  • Dead roaches: Obvious, but important. Roaches die in many places, but very often out of sight. If some are in sight, many more aren’t.
  • Roaches during the day: Roaches are generally nocturnal, and although they can be active during the daytime, it is rarer. So, seeing roaches during the day is pretty good sign, statistically, that you may have a lot of roaches around at night.

So, the important thing to remember here is that solving this problem, when you’ve noticed one or two of these signs, is going to make your life a lot easier than when you start noticing all five. The highly trained professionals in Orlando pest control at Apex can diagnose, remove, and prohibit a roach problem from returning. Call us today at 866-675-4070 for more information or to set up a free same-day inspection.