Cockroaches can cause literal nightmares for homeowners and they should be taken care of as soon as possible. Seeing one or two roaches over an extended period of time might gross you out, but there shouldn’t be too much of a concern. But if you begin to notice more and more, you could have a severe cockroach infestation on your hands. If that’s the case, contact pest control services and hire an exterminator.
If cockroaches begin to multiple inside your home; that could mean that you could soon see a massive infestation. Roaches typically reach maturity between 40 and 125 days deepening on the temperature. Because of this, in a little over a month you could see an increase of 1,500 cockroaches in your home. Let’s say, hypothetically, if you ignore this growing infestation for a year — that would equal roughly 18,000 cockroaches living in your home, subsequently ruining your life. Don’t let these bugs take over your home. Identify a swarm and have it taken care of right away.
Here are a two telltale signs of major cockroach infestations to be aware of:
You Notice a Terrible Odor
You probably won't be able to smell a single cockroach or even a small group. But if an infestation starts to grow inside your home, it's only a matter of time before the odor becomes unbearable. Pay attention to any kind of strange smells coming from your home and if it becomes too overpowering, get help right away.
You Notice Roaches During the Day
Cockroaches are nocturnal, so they do most of their scavenging at night. But if there are too many roaches in a single home, there won’t be enough space to nest all of them and entire swarms will scavenge your home during the day. If you notice any cockroaches during the daytime, you need to get professional help immediately because a major swarm is most likely residing on your property.
Don't underestimate the importance of working with an experienced pest control company when dealing with a swarm of cockroaches. You'll most likely cause more harm than good if you try and exterminate these pests yourself, so it's best to work with a trusted pest control company. Contact Dixon Pest Services today if your home is infested with cockroaches and are in need of a professional exterminator.