American cockroaches are a big problem during the summer in Hickory, NC. That’s because, in this sprawling city full of homes for them to infest, they’re as familiar to us as a hot July. Because it gets so warm and humid this time of year in our region, it’s no wonder these pests flock indoors. They like to infest out of sight, so it’s important to know the signs they’re around to stop and prevent colonies from popping up.
Signs of American Cockroaches
You see the adults during the day.
Cockroaches prefer to stay hidden during the day and come out at night for food and water. Seeing cockroaches in the daytime could indicate a severe infestation behind the walls. You may spot them in the bathroom sink and tub or scurrying along the edges of countertops and baseboards. Once you see adult roaches in the daytime, it's important to take quick action before an infestation gets even worse.
You see feces on various surfaces.
American cockroach feces look like small mouse droppings. Whereas some roach feces resemble black pepper or coffee grounds, American roach feces are cylindrical with ridges along the sides. They measure about three millimeters in length and are found in areas where the roaches travel, such as along the edges of walls.
You see egg capsules in hidden areas.
Cockroaches prefer to stay hidden in dark, moist areas of your home, such as the bathroom or the basement. When they emerge from their hiding spots, they crawl behind and under furniture, staying hidden until the coast is clear. Look in out-of-the-way places for small egg capsules, such as in cracks and crevices around baseboards, floorboards, and bookshelves. They may also be found in dressers, under beds, and behind appliances.
Professional Roach Control in Hickory, NC
It's hard to treat American cockroaches by yourself once an infestation has taken over your residence. Contact Innovative Pest Management, Inc. to speak with our professionals and schedule an inspection in your home. If cockroaches have infested the interior, they won't go away on their own. Our technicians will eliminate the pests where they hide and use preventative roach control to keep them outside where they belong.