What To Do If You Find Roach Poop At Home And How To Do It

Berry Mathew

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What To Do If You Find Roach Poop At Home And How To Do It

No one enjoys looking for cockroach droppings, yet doing so can prevent an infestation and the spread of disease. If you look for roach droppings, you can locate roach nests. You will also gain an advantage in the fight by discovering their food and water sources. If you find a lot of cockroach poop in one spot, that’s your “ground zero” for cockroach extermination.


One of the most common signs of cockroach infestation is the presence of cockroach droppings. Roaches of varying sizes leave behind a brown or black speck that can look like coarse coffee granules or finely crushed black pepper. Depending on the roach and the surface, their excrement can look like brown or black stains, or even like dark ink.

Raccoons, especially the larger species, are known for their firm, cylindrical excrement. Depending on the species, this garbage can be brown or black. Ridges may be seen all the way along the length of the excrement left by these larger roaches. You can tell roach droppings apart from mouse droppings, which do not have ridges, thanks to these ridges.

Both the German cockroach and the brown-banded cockroach are smaller cockroach species. In the United States, these are the two most typical intruders. The American cockroach, the smoky brown cockroach, and the Oriental cockroach are all examples of larger roach species. Because of their massive stature, both may be quite terrifying.

Cockroach faeces locations

Cockroaches are notorious for leaving faeces behind them everywhere they roam. While they lack a dedicated restroom space, they do tend to defecate in certain areas. They typically defecate near their breeding and feeding grounds. You run the risk of food contamination and the spread of disease because their food sources are so close to (or even in) yours.

  • Placed strategically in interior nooks and along floor ledges
  • On the tops of tall furniture, such as cabinets and doors, which can be used as cover
  • places where food is stored, such as drawers, pantries, closets, and cupboards
  • Under and below appliances including fridges, stoves, washers, and dryers, as well as places where children can reach such as playpens and toy chests.
  • Openings or fissures in the walls, flooring, or roof
  • Particularly in regions where organic materials like cardboard boxes and papers are stored