How To Deal with A Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are considered scavengers who eat anything that is available to them. There are several things that people can do to deal with a cockroach infestation in their home or business. The following information will examine the dangers of cockroaches and provide individuals with the information they need to deal with an infestation.  

Signs of An Infestation 

Cockroaches are dangerous pests that carry a large number of bacteria and disease. There are 4,500 species of cockroaches, 30 of which are known to wreak havoc inside homes, motels, and other businesses. The following are signs that you may have a cockroach infestation!

Pests in Light  

If you see cockroaches during daylight, this is a sign that you are facing an infestation.  When their space becomes overcrowded, they are forced out into the light to look for a new home. 


It can be difficult to spot cockroach droppings because of their small size.  Look for smear marks on walls that have a stench, which in turn can draw other cockroaches leading to a larger infestation. Droppings can also be identified by their strong and musty smell.  

Home Remedies 

There are several things that home and business owners should do if they believe they may be facing a cockroach infestation. There are several products that you are likely to already have in your home with the potential to deter pests, including: 

  • Peppermint oil 
  • Cedarwood oil 
  • Crushed bay leaves 
  • Coffee Grounds 
  • Combination of powdered sugar and boric acid 
  • Diatomaceous Earth 
  • Borax 

Powdered sugar and boric acid can be used to lure them as well. These are fatal substances for cockroaches.  The smell of these products may keep cockroaches at bay. Place them in the usual pathways that the pests travel.   

Contact A Professional 

Cockroaches are difficult to identify and even harder to eradicate without professional services.  If you are seeing bugs in the light, spot droppings, or smell their droppings, it is likely that the problem is beyond the help of home remedies. Trained professionals are experts in cockroach infestations and have the experience, products, and equipment that is needed to fully eliminate these issues. 

Reach Out to Pied Piper Pest Control Today 

Contact us today for help eliminating your bug problem and reclaim your home or business! Pied Piper Pest Control is the leading roach eradication expert in the greater New Orleans area. A team of experienced technicians are standing by and eager to develop a plan to solve your bug issues. Pied Piper Pest Control also specializes in eradicating other pests that are destructive in your home. Contact us today for more information by giving us a call at (504) 366-1333 or by filling out the contact form on our website!

How To Deal with A Cockroach Infestation