How To Spot Warning Signs Of Cockroaches In Your McKinney Home

July 15, 2021 - Cockroaches

cockroach in a home

You know a pest has made it when you start seeing them on TV. This is what happened with cockroaches. One day they were ordinary house pests, the next they were celebrities showing up on reality shows, toted around for their hideous looks and creepy behavior. Of course, TV does not actually show the realities of roaches. Sure they are creepy, but rarely are their true dangers and destructive tendencies talked about. Today we will be breaking down which cockroaches plague McKinney properties and providing you with some helpful tips to spot these pests around your living areas.

The Problems Cockroaches Cause

There is no denying that cockroaches are creepy pests. Their flat bodies, sleek appearance, and behavior make them terrifying to behold. The question is, is scaring people the only problem these pests cause? Absolutely not! Cockroaches are considered to be one of the more dangerous house pests that live in our area. They are known to spread bacteria, pathogens, and parasites to unsuspecting homeowners. Here are just a few sicknesses people contract from these invasive pests.

  • Salmonellosis
  • Dysentery
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid Fever

All of this is to say, cockroaches should be unwelcome guests inside your living areas. To know if your home has roaches, here are some common signs they leave behind.

Fecal Droppings

As cockroaches travel around homes, they leave behind small specs of their black excrement. If these pests are using the restroom in your kitchen, you might think you dropped coffee grounds on the floor. If you start finding this sign in other locations, assume that you are not accidentally spilling your morning roast and know that there is something more sinister at play.

Shed Skins

Roaches go through a few stages of development before becoming fully mature adults. Between each developmental stage, they shed their old skin. These dry, white husks of skin may appear fully intact and look like an empty cockroach or they may be in pieces and appear more like small white flakes or even dust.

Grease Trails

Cockroaches regularly crawl through filth, and in the process, pick up grease and grime on their bodies. This grease is spread off of this pest’s body as it skitters its way around homes. Look for these grease trails along baseboards, near large appliances, and in other areas cockroaches travel and hide.

Live Roaches

One thing you should know about cockroaches is that they are naturally shy creatures, most of the time. We say most of the time because there are some within each nest that show more bravery than others. Keeping this in mind, if you find a cockroach roaming around in your home, out in plain sight, one of two things is going on. It is particularly brave and does not know the risk it is taking, or its living area inside your wall voids, beneath your stove, or in another secluded area of your home, is full of other roaches, forcing it out into the open.

What Professional Pest Control Does To Combat Cockroaches

There is no good reason for you to share your home with dangerous roaches. If you see signs of these pests around your living areas and are worried your home might have a problem, you need the professional pest control provided by Big D Pest & Termite Services. We implement industrial-grade strategies and products to eliminate roaches and create lasting barriers around area properties to keep these pests outside where they belong.

Call us today to find your best solution to area roaches and get your McKinney home the care it needs. Pest control in McKinney, TX that you can rely on is only a phone call away!

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