How to Spot Early Signs of Roaches in Your Plano Home


You might see them hurry across your kitchen floor or crawl out of your cereal box. They are slimy, creepy creatures. They are the infamous cockroaches. Their bodies are flat with small heads and antennas that appear to be close to the length of their torso. However, did you know that you may have had a cockroach infestation issue for a considerable amount of time and never know it? You are more than likely to notice different signs here and there that you may have a cockroach problem.

Signs You Have A Cockroach Problem In Your Plano Home 

Cockroaches are sneaky creatures that don’t always make their presence known right away. That is unless you know the signs to look for. Common signs that warn of a cockroach problem include: 

  • Small droppings

  • Smear marks

  • Unusual or unpleasant odors

  • Cockroach eggs

  • Sheds of skin

  • Damage to your property

From this list, droppings, eggs, and a musky odor are some of the most significant factors that indicate whether or not you have a roach infestation. Droppings let you know that the roaches live within your residence, and eggs or egg casings communicate their intention to stay and reproduce. The musky odor signifies an increase in their presence and close enough to cause an issue. While several unwanted pests and creatures can cause damage in your home, roaches add a layer of danger to their destruction. You might notice fabrics ruined out of nowhere and food containers that have been “broken” into. This, however, is not where the danger ends. 

Dangers Cockroaches Present In Your Plano Home

Now that you understand the signs to look out for when it comes to roaches, we want to discuss why it’s essential to find the problem early. Cockroaches can cause more problems than just being annoying and creepy. Cockroaches are infamous for carrying diseases and causing the inhabitants of the properties they enter to fall ill. There are several ways roaches can bring disease. 

The pathogens they carry in from the outside are generally dangerous to humans. These creatures are immune to nuclear fallouts, so surviving pesticides or hazardous chemicals usually isn’t an issue for them. Once in your home, they have brought the dangers with them, which tend to cause illness in humans, especially stomach-related issues. 

The droppings left behind by cockroaches tend to be the cause of respiratory problems for some people. The more droppings there are, the more there is to inhale. In some cases, humans are allergic to cockroaches and can accidentally ingest their shed skin or droppings left behind in food or fabric materials. With roaches presenting severe issues like these to your family, you will want to be sure and get rid of them. However, it’s not always that easy. 

Why Cockroaches Are Difficult To Eliminate Without Professional Help

It’s not impossible to rid cockroaches from your Plano home; however, they are hard to get rid of. Here are some of the reasons why: 

  • They reproduce rapidly, which increases the number of egg casings and droppings prone to induce illness.

  • They survive most pesticides and are great at hiding.

  • They can inhabit almost any environmental condition. 

  • They don’t need as many resources to live as you might think. 

With their stubbornness, roach infestations are a hard fight to walk through. However, if you know the early signs to look for, you will have a better chance of success. Plus, we are here as the experts to help you. 

How DANCAN The Pest Control Expert Can Help You

Don’t walk through the fight against cockroaches alone. We here at DANCAN want to safeguard your Plano property and help eliminate any existing infestations. We are dedicated to getting the job done thoroughly and efficiently.  Reach out to learn more about our cockroach control services.