How Do I Know if my House Has a Cockroach Infestation?

Are you worried that you might have a cockroach infestation in your home? These common NJ pests can spread germs, contaminate food, and form large colonies that are tough to eliminate. If you have any of the following signs of cockroaches, it’s time for professional pest control services.


Cockroaches leave droppings around that resemble bits of black pepper or coffee grounds. Bigger cockroaches might leave cylindrical droppings around. The amount of droppings you find in your home can give you an idea of how big of infestation you have and where these pests are coming from.

Property Damage

Cockroaches can cause damage to property in your home. They might damage leather and other materials or leave chew marks on boxes of food.

Foul Smells

Cockroaches have a musty smell that you might notice in your kitchen or other areas where these pests have been. When they gather in groups, they often have a musky odor. Dead cockroaches have an oily smell.


Cockroaches leave dark smears or streaks on walls and other surfaces. These markings can tell you where these pests have been.


Cockroach eggs are typically a tan or brown color and are roughly 1/8 of an inch in length. You might find these oval eggs in hidden areas, such as behind your couch or other furniture.

Skin Shedding’s

Cockroaches shed their skin when they molt and become adults. You might find skin shedding’s from these pests on your floor or on other surfaces.

What to Do About Cockroaches

Have pest control technicians handle cockroach infestations. These professionals are able to thoroughly eliminate these pests from your NJ home.

If you find signs of a cockroach infestation, contact Allison Pest Control. Our pest control services provide an effective way to get these pests out of your home.

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