Cockroaches are disgusting creatures that carry diseases and leave a mess of feces behind them. Because cockroaches are nocturnal and prefer to hide during the day, you may find their feces before you see the insects themselves. Identifying droppings is a good way to get a cockroach treatment started because you will know what you are dealing with. For safe and effective cockroach treatment, contact cockroach control Toronto.
Cockroaches have been a bother to human beings since the dawn of time. These pests follow us wherever we go and take advantage of the structures we have built for their food, water, and shelter. Cockroaches feed on a diet that ranges from fresh fruits and vegetables to decomposing waste and garbage. These creatures are nocturnal and prefer to live in human kitchens where the environment is warm and moist. Cockroaches are notoriously difficult to get rid of as they can go for months without food and weeks without water. They also reproduce very quickly – one female cockroach can produce as many as 300 offspring within a single year.
The size and appearance of cockroach droppings depend on the size and species of the cockroach. Young cockroaches and smaller species, like the German cockroach, produce very small droppings that look like finely ground pepper or ground coffee. Their feces appear as very dark brown or black specks. Larger cockroaches, like the Oriental cockroach, produce solid feces in the shapes of cylinders that have ridges running down the length of the feces. As cockroaches defecate wherever they go, they are often found in clusters in the areas they visit, such as the sides of the kitchen countertop or inside the kitchen pantry.
If you suspect a cockroach infestation in your home, try looking for other signs as well. Cockroaches lay eggs around the same areas in which they leave feces. These eggs, called oothecae, are oblong, brown casings that contain as many as 50 cockroach eggs. These oothecae are usually somewhere between 6 and 9mm long and are often found in or above kitchen cabinets and within the crevices of the cupboards and appliances of the kitchen. In addition to their eggs, you may be able to smell the cockroaches. Cockroaches produce a lingering, musty odour that grows stronger over time.
Cockroach feces are a common symptom of a cockroach infestation. When you are sure that you have cockroaches in your home, or even if you are just suspicious, contact The Exterminators for help. Our technicians are trained in cockroach removal and share a wealth of experience in pest control. We only use the most effective products that are the most appropriate for your situation. Give The Exterminators Pest Control Toronto a call and we’ll send those roaches packing: 647-496-2211.