Signs You Have Cockroaches
Cockroaches are creepy-crawlies that can pose a significant health risk. Prevent a small cockroach problem from becoming an infestation by watching for these signs.
Cockroaches aren't just unsightly creepy-crawlies. They can pose significant health risks, too, including allergy and asthma attacks. These insects can also spread many types of bacteria, as well as parasitic worms. The fact is, these pests can make you sick, so the sooner you determine they’re in your home or office, the sooner you can contend with the problem.
If you see any of the following signs of cockroaches, take action immediately so you can prevent a small infestation from turning into a much larger one.
How to Kill & Prevent Cockroaches
Once you’ve determined that you have roaches, you should immediately take action. Follow these steps to control them:
- Kill the Roaches You See: Use Ortho® Home Defense® Ant, Roach & Spider Killer2 which not only kills cockroaches but also sanitizes listed surfaces by killing germs they may leave behind – applies to Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and Klebsiella pneumoniae on hard, non-porous, non-food contact surfaces.
- Kill the Roaches You Don’t See: Since cockroaches are nocturnal, baits are a good control strategy. Ortho® Home Defense® Roach Bait is a carefully crafted blend of food, water, and insecticide designed to lure unsuspecting roaches scavenging for food. The benefit is the roaches do all the work, spreading the bait to kill other roaches in hiding. Another way to kill roaches hiding in cracks and other hard-to-reach places is by using Ortho® Home Defense® Insect Killer for Cracks & Crevices, which will continue to kill American and German cockroaches for up to 18 months.
- Keep Other Roaches Out: Treat doors, window casings, and other entry points around your home with fast-acting, non-staining, fume-free Ortho® Home Defense Max® Indoor Insect Barrier with Extended Reach Comfort Wand®. It will keep controlling cockroaches on indoor, non-porous surfaces for up to 12 months.