Cockroach Droppings & Roach Poop

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This resource provides information on roach droppings and cockraoch poop. Here's what to do if you see roach poop, cockroach eggs, or a roach itself.

This resource provides information on roach droppings and cockraoch poop. Here's what to do if you see roach poop, cockroach eggs, or a roach itself.

There are about 4,600 types of cockroaches (that’s 4,600 types of different poop we're going to talk about). Just kidding.. Only about 30 of those live in human habitats, and we only have 3 in vegas. The three cockroaches we commonly have in Las Vegas are the German Roach, The American Roach, & The Oriental Roach. Cockroaches are pretty relentless animals. They can be found by their large creepy appearance when they sprint across your floor. If they are on the better side of hiding you can hear them running in the cabinets and walls, you may hear them hiss, or (as we go into in this article) you will find their poop!

Identifying Cockroach Droppings

It may be hard to tell the type of cockroach by their poop, but here at Fortified we have enough experience to know which dropping belongs to which roach. The most common dropping you’ll see coordinates with the most common roach, the German Cockroach. These roaches leave droppings that look like tiny coffee grounds or a black smear. American & Oriental roaches have a more pellet looking poop. The two types of poops can tell you two things. 

1) The type of roach that has invaded your home

2) The size of the roaches that have invaded your home.

Where Can You Find Cockroach Poop?

Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances. Common places to find cockroach droppings include: In the corners of rooms and all along the baseboards. On top of shelves, cabinets, doors and other high objects providing hidden passage. Inside of drawers, pantries, closets, cabinets and other food storage areas.

Do Droppings Mean an Infestation?

It sure does. The more droppings you see the larger the infestation. Droppings are not the only sign you have an infestation. If you see the poop we suggest looking for secondary signs such as cockroach egg casings. They are small and pill shaped. These casings have recently been dropped by a female cockroach. If it is an older egg casings it has likely already hatched, adding one more roach to the household mix.

If you’ve only seen a roach or two with the signs above we are almost certain you have more. For every roach there are several more behind. Roaches let off a chemical that attracts others so the chance of you only having one roach is slim to none. More than likely, you’ve only FOUND one roach. Keep in mind that they typically don’t live in the open and if you notice one you likely found one making their way home to the infestation that has been building up in your home or business.

What Should I Do If I See Cockroach Poop, Egg Casings, Or a Roach Itself?

Whether you are ready to carry along without being suddenly startled by these frightening bugs, or do not want them to feast in your pantry, we have a solution for you. When you are ready to take care of your home’s roach problem, Fortified Pest Management is here to help. We have developed environmentally friendly techniques over the years that no other pest control company is doing in Las Vegas. This means that you will have an environment free of Cockroaches without residual chemicals that can harm pets or children. Let’s take care of the eggs, the cockroaches, and of course - the poop.

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