Signs You Might Have Roaches

Signs You Might Have Roaches

No matter who you are or where you live, roaches are a reality. Heavy rains, food on the floor, poor home seals, and other pests can all lead to an infestation. Here are a few signs that you can look for to figure out if you have a roach problem.

Seeing A Roach

This is the most obvious sign that you have roaches. Seeing these little guys scurry across the floor is stomach-turning, but don’t worry, there are solutions to get rid of them. Remember that sometimes it’s just the rain that drives these pests into your home, but better to be safe than sorry. Baited traps and poisons can help you get rid of these guys, but sometimes it’s just easier to call for help.

Roach Poop

Gross on two levels, but it’s a sign nonetheless. If you see small black spots or super small coffee grounds along your baseboards or on your countertops, it could be a sign that you have roaches. You may not notice it right away as it’s easy to dismiss roach poop as dirt flecks, dust, or powder. If you see little specks on your countertops or in corners under your furniture, be sure to take a closer look to make sure that you aren’t hosting a problem.

Uncomfortable yet? Keep reading to learn more about other signs you might need to call a bug man.

Signs You Might Need to Call a Bug Man

Roach Eggs

Roach eggs look different depending on their species, but most of them are small and look kind of like a caper. They are smaller and can be found under counter edges, in corners, under sinks, and in dark places. A little smaller than your pinky fingernail, these eggs could be hidden nearly anywhere. If you see them, you have a problem.

Subtle, Foul Odor

Roaches produce a distinct smell. It has been described as smelling like garbage and you usually notice it in places that attract roaches. Any damp part of your house that has a lot of food may harbor an up-and-coming roach home. Smelling garbage when you are not near your garbage cans could be a sign that you have a small problem.


Strange as this may sound, you might be allergic to roaches! Their exoskeletons and feces have a certain protein in them that many people are allergic to. If you find that you are using your inhaler more, having trouble breathing, coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes or nose, skin rashes, or any other sign of allergies, you might have roaches in your home.

If you think you have a problem, give us a call. We can help you get the bugs out!