How To Identify A Cockroach Egg
A roach infestation isn’t always apparent to a Baltimore homeowner. Roaches are infamous for hiding in crawl spaces, cupboards, and under furniture. They only come out when they think it is safe and will scurry at the first sign of danger. One of the most obvious signs of a cockroach infestation is the presence of eggs. However, very few people know what a cockroach egg looks like and how to identify them in their home. If you need help, contact Baltimore roaches control experts at once.
What Is A Cockroach Egg?
When we think of eggs, we often think of animals like chickens where they lay one egg and one baby hatches. However, it’s better to think about cockroach eggs as if they were nurseries. Depending on the species of cockroach, an egg can hold up to 48 babies. That means the presence of even one egg means you are in for a full infestation.
What Does A Cockroach Egg Look Like?
Cockroach eggs look different among different species. They vary in shape, size, and color. In Baltimore, there are two highly prevalent species. The first is the German cockroach. Their eggs are about ¼ inch long and ⅛ inch wide. They are light tan and have a striped indentation texture on the sides. The second are the American cockroach. Their eggs are a darker brown, with a smooth texture, and are about a ½ inch long and a ¼ inch wide.
Where Would I Find A Cockroach Egg?
Cockroaches love to mate in warm, moist areas. When looking for eggs, it’s a good idea to check your kitchen, bathroom, and in any cracks or crevices around your home that create this environment. In a serious infestation, you will see both hatched and unhatched eggs scattered with feces, shed skins, and nesting debris.
What Do I Do If I Find Cockroach Eggs?
Cockroach eggs are relatively impervious to pesticides, even professional strength pesticides. So simply spraying your home for roaches is not enough. Instead, you need to call a company that specializes in Baltimore roaches control. They will investigate the source of the cockroaches and resolve it. Then come and do multiple treatments until they are sure that the roaches, eggs and all are gone.
BUGOUT Termite & Pest Control can help. Our Baltimore roaches control experts will help you identify the source of your roaches, their breeding grounds, and do a series of treatments to make sure they are gone for good. If you find a cockroach egg in your Baltimore, don’t delay. Call us immediately for a free estimation to avoid a serious infestation.