How To Spot An American Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are flat, brown or black scavenging insects with long antennae and legs. These insects are common pests found in homes across the United States. There are over 4,600 known cockroach species, with the most common species including Brown-Banded Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches, German Cockroaches, and American Cockroaches. American Cockroaches are the largest of the common cockroach species, with an average length of around 1.5 inches.

According to the World Health Organization, cockroaches carry pathogens that propel diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis (diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting), leprosy, cholera, typhoid fever, poliomyelitis, and salmonellosis.  

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What Attracts Cockroaches? 

Dirty dishes, counters, floors, unsealed garbage cans or trash bags, and natural humid conditions can attract cockroach infestations in a home. Cockroaches are always seeking food, water, and shelter, meaning your home may always be a target as long as you have food in your cabinets. Roaches are commonly found in and around pantries, under counters, and anywhere else there may be food crumbs or excess moisture like bathrooms, laundry rooms, crawl spaces, and kitchens. While cockroaches are not conventionally dangerous because they do not sting or bite, they carry harmful bacteria, mold, and germ particles into your home.

Signs Of An American Cockroach Infestation 

Cockroach infestations are unsanitary and should be resolved immediately after discovery. Some signs of an American Cockroach infestation include:

  • Unpleasant and musty smells  
  • Cockroach droppings  
  • Cockroach eggs  
  • Live cockroaches  

While seeing one cockroach does not necessarily mean you have an infestation, the reproduction rate of cockroaches means that you may soon be faced with one if you do not seek control measures. 

Cockroach Extermination Services In The Greater New Orleans Area

Pied Piper Pest Control provides extermination services for cockroaches and other pests throughout the Greater New Orleans area! If you have any questions about cockroaches or believe that you may have an infestation in your New Orleans area home or building, contact Pied Piper Pest Control right away! Our team has years of experience dealing with these pests and will make sure that once they’re gone, they won’t come back! Give us a call today at (504) 366-1333 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

How To Spot An American Cockroach Infestation