Date Posted: February 3, 2024
Cockroaches have a long and difficult relationship with humans. These resilient little bugs are thought to have been around for millions of years and don’t look like they are going anywhere anytime soon. While we may be forced to share a planet with cockroaches, we don’t have to share our homes with these dangerous bugs.
Cockroaches can silently sneak into your house and stay hidden for a long time. At Big Blue Bug Solutions, our cockroach exterminators know how to find these problematic bugs and make them leave your Maine home in a hurry.
Visible Signs Of Roaches: How To Identify An Infestation
Cockroaches can hide behind the walls and other hard-to-reach places of your home. They also typically live in large groups. If you see one cockroach in your home, it almost always means more roaches hiding nearby. When our cockroach removal experts are looking for signs of a roach infestation, we will often find these clues:
- Dark, oily smear marks on walls and other surfaces
- Translucent skin sheds with the same oval shape most roach bodies have
- A strong, musty odor that doesn’t go away and gets stronger with time
If you have a roach infestation, you might also notice small holes in your food packages or other objects made of paper and cardboard. While these pests don’t have teeth like other animals, they do have a pair of mandibles that allows them to chew through thin packaging to access the food inside.
Do You Know The Dangers Of A Cockroach Infestation?
There are many risks associated with a cockroach infestation. These bugs are commonly underestimated, and many people mistakenly think they are harmless because they are not venomous and don’t typically bite people. While it is true that they don’t have venom, they do carry around a lot of bacteria and harmful pathogens on their bodies.
During the many decades our local cockroach exterminators have dealt with these bugs, we have seen them contaminate food and food preparation areas with these harmful pathogens. If you see these bugs around your food, you should throw them out immediately, as roaches can spread salmonellosis, E. coli infections, dysentery, and other dangerous diseases.
Eradicate A Cockroach Problem In Your Home: Call The Experts!
It can be exceptionally challenging for the average homeowner to gauge the severity of a roach infestation. However, our professional cockroach removal experts at Big Blue Bug Solutions know how to locate every roach in your home. We also have the tools and expertise needed to eradicate every cockroach in your home completely, no matter their stage of life.
The best and most effective way to get rid of roaches in your home for good is to team up with one of our local cockroach control experts.
Five Simple Tips To Prevent Future Cockroach Problems
To ensure you never have to deal with a roach infestation again, we recommend trying these cockroach prevention tips:
- Seal all openings and small gaps around your home
- Don’t leave your pet’s food and water dishes out all day and night.
- Store all pantry foods in an airtight container
- Clean off countertops and sweep and mop your floors regularly
- Fix any leaking faucets, and remove any standing water from your home.
It is also a good idea to have your home regularly inspected by a cockroach removal company.
Call our professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions today to see how we can help keep cockroaches out of your Maine home.