Cockroaches are one of the most persistent pests that can infest your home or business — with the discovery of millions of years old fossils containing cockroaches from prehistoric times proving their resilience. As a species skilled at surviving, cockroaches are a hard pest to control. If you have a cockroach infestation, it’s best to call in a professional for help.
Cockroaches can vary in appearance with a multitude of slightly different colors and sizes, though the most common that you’re likely to find in your Richmond, Virginia area home or business is about two inches long and reddish brown in color. While these pesky bugs seem like just an annoyance, cockroaches can be extremely dangerous to your health. Cockroaches have been shown to cause severe allergic reactions, skin rashes, and in worse cases, digestive problems. Serious illnesses can occur if a cockroach infests your food storage and transfers E. Coli or salmonella to your food.
A cockroach infestation can be hard to discover since they are good at hiding. Homeowners and business owners alike can go months without realizing an infestation has occurred until they stumble across one in the night.
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Signs of Cockroach Infestations:
- Damage to food packaging or organic goods like paper and leather.
- Cockroach exoskeletons found around your home.
- Abnormal or random brown marks on your ceilings or walls.
- Cockroach droppings that look like small black grains of rice, dust, or coffee grounds are found around your home.
- A displeasing, musty smell.
Facts about Cockroaches:
- They can survive headless for up to seven days.
- Cockroaches make a small chirping noise.
- Cockroaches are fast, sometimes reaching three miles per hour when running.
- They can survive a month without eating food.
- Cockroaches can be found anywhere in your home — including bathrooms, kitchens, laundry room, in appliances, cupboards, cabinets, drains, pipe ducts, and even cracks in the floors and baseboards.
- Around 4,000 species of cockroaches can be found all over the world.
- Cockroaches can hide and climb exceptionally well.