This question has undoubtedly crossed your mind if you’ve spotted a roach in your house. We can help you determine if you’re dealing with an infestation or just a random passerby.
Cockroaches are notoriously gross pests that no one wants to find scurrying across their floor. German cockroaches have a terrible reputation for infesting homes and apartment complexes. But do all types of roaches infest your home?
If you’ve spotted a roach or roaches in your house, that question has undoubtedly crossed your mind. Titan Pest & Wildlife can help you determine if you’re dealing with an infestation or just a random passerby. The best way to understand what you’re up against is to know what to look for.
Questions About Roaches Answered!
Let’s say you see one roach when you go to the kitchen at night and flip on the light. Should you assume you have an infestation? You may decide not to worry because it’s the only time you’ve seen one. It may be an isolated incident, but it may not, and therein lies the problem. When do you know you have an infestation, and when should you call in an exterminator?
With this information, you’ll be able to better identify the type of roaches you see and whether or not you should worry about a roach infestation.
Q: How many types of roaches are there?
- There are more than 4,500 different types of species on earth. Of these, only 69 are found in the U.S., and only 30 are considered pests.
Q: What types of cockroaches go inside your home?
- Only a few species of roaches end up inside our homes. An even smaller number of them are actively trying to get inside. For instance, wood roaches generally get inside by accident, whereas American and Oriental cockroaches typically enter when there’s a change in their environment. Only German and Brownbanded roaches will actively try to get in and infest your home.
Q: What is the worst kind of cockroach to find in your home?
- There are only a few roaches considered dangerous due to the filth they live in and the threat of contamination they pose to humans. The roaches with the highest risk to human health include German, American, Oriental, and Brownbanded.
Q: Are bigger roaches a bigger problem?
- The size of the roach doesn’t always make a difference in whether or not it is more dangerous. The smallest roach can carry disease just as easily as a larger one.
Q: How do I know if the roach in my house is the kind that turns into an infestation?
- As presented at the outset, seeing one roach one time is an isolated incident. If you never see one again, you likely don’t have an infestation. You know you have a problem when you start seeing them more often and detect signs of them in your home.
Q: What are the signs of a roach infestation?
- There are four primary signs of a roach infestation. First, physically seeing a roach. Second, seeing roach feces. Third, finding roach egg cases and, fourth, smelling roaches. If you have an infestation, you will notice all four signs at some point.
Q: What should you do if you suspect a cockroach infestation?
- Call an exterminator immediately! DIY methods will not work if you have an active infestation in your home.
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A roach infestation will not go away on its own. It will continue to grow, placing you, your family, and your pets at risk. As already mentioned, DIY methods do not work against an active infestation. It will only delay the process, posing even more of a threat.