No one wants a cockroach infestation. Not only are they inconvenient and embarrassing, but they are also health risks. Cockroaches spread bacteria, can cause allergies and even asthma.
Having an infestation of roaches can be detrimental to your overall health as well as cause you to lose sleep at night. If you suspect that you have an infestation, it is important to act quickly. The longer you allow the roaches to stay, breed and feed, the larger the infestation will become.
There are telltale signs of an infestation that every homeowner and/or property owner should be aware of. It is imperative to not only target adult roaches but to ensure that you eradicate them no matter what lifecycle stage they are in.
There are a variety of methods that you can use to get rid of a roach infestation. However, there is only one that kills them no matter what lifecycle stage they are in; Cryonite. Learn more about the signs of a roach infestation and how to get rid of them below.
Signs That You Have a Roach Infestation
Before you can fix the problem, it’s best to be able to recognize it. Just one pair of roaches can lead to more than 400,000 more cockroaches in a year. Since it only takes about 35 days for a roach to mature, it’s safe to assume that infestations can happen quickly. Listed below are some signs that would suggest that your home or business is infested with roaches.
You See a Cockroach
This may seem obvious. However, many people see one roach and believe that it’s just an isolated incident. Cockroaches are typically not loners. If you see one, there is a big chance that there are many others.
Since roaches are nocturnal, your best chance of seeing one is at night time. They stay out of sight during the day. If you begin seeing roaches during the day, it may mean that you have a large cockroach infestation on your hands. They will usually only be seen during the day if there are so many that overcrowding in their hiding space has occurred and they are in search of a new food source.
You Spot Droppings
Cockroaches leave droppings behind just about everywhere that they go. German cockroaches usually leave behind small black droppings that resemble coffee grains. Larger roach species leave droppings behind that can be much bigger and small species may just leave a tiny brown or black stain. They typically leave their droppings in corners, under dark areas like the refrigerator or stove, as well as on the top of cabinets. It is important to wear gloves when cleaning up roach droppings as they can cause health issues.
You See Egg Casings
Unfortunately, if you see egg casings then it is likely that the eggs have already hatched. Each casing can hold up to 50 eggs. So, it is imperative to act quickly. In rare instances, you may find a shell that still has eggs inside of it. In this case, it is recommended to destroy it quickly and efficiently. You can usually find them in corners, under refrigerators, close to leaking pipes, in places that you store food, etc.
There is a Strong Odor
Roaches have a smell and it’s not a good one. They give off a musky odor that grows as the infestation grows. Furthermore, dead and decaying roaches also produce an unfavorable smell as their bodies decompose. The larger the infestation, the more the odor will affect your clothes, indoor air quality, and even the taste of your food.
How to Get Rid of Roaches
Getting rid of a roach infestation usually requires a pest control company and a lot of chemicals (and even that doesn’t always work). Fortunately, Cryonite offers a convenient, safe (non-toxic), and cost-effective strategy that allows you to act immediately to bring an infestation to its end.
A German cockroach infestation can be notoriously difficult to eradicate. Fortunately, Cryonite has been proven to kill, in all lifecycle stages, quickly and effectively. When the Cryonite machine dispenses its pressurized CO2 snow, roaches are not able to hide from it. It actually freezes them dead in an instant. Once the CO2 snow contacts a surface at normal temperatures, it evaporates and transforms into gas.
This requires energy and heat from its surroundings which leads to an instant cooling effect. If a roach is is the vicinity, it cannot hide or survive. The roach’s body is cooled to between -20℃ and -30℃. This immediately crystallizes and turned the pest into ice.
Cryonite is designed to reach roaches (and their eggs) in hard to reach areas and cling to them until they are dead. Not only does Cryonite efficiently kill roaches, but it also kills bed bugs and other insect pests.