If you’ve had a roach problem that you have tried solving then you end up seeing a lot of little baby cockroaches, it only means that you failed in your quest. Baby roaches (a.k.a cockroach larvae) are simply the calm before the storm since they may look small and harmless at first but ignore them for a couple of months, and you’ll end up with a huge problem on your hands. If you already had an existing roach issue then it is possible that you may have hundreds of baby roaches crawling everywhere in your home. The best thing to do at this point is to try as much as you can to deal with them before they mature and start laying eggs.
What it Means to See Them in Your Home
If you didn’t even realize that you had cockroaches in your home then you suddenly see those little pests crawling around, it probably means you have an infestation problem on your hands. Seeing baby roaches signifies that there are adults laying eggs and it is very rare that you will have only one or two adults laying the eggs. If you do not act fast, your whole house will be crawling with these disgusting insects in no time.
It is also possible that you may not have adult females laying eggs in your home but they are somewhere around and the baby roaches simply crawled into your house. This should also concern you since it means that you have some inlets that you need to take care of before your home also becomes a breeding area for cockroaches. To learn more about where they could’ve came from, take a look at this page. However, it is important to note that some mature cockroaches are really small and you may confuse them for babies. Although, even without knowing exactly what do baby cockroaches look like, you can probably tell the difference if they’re right next to each other. If this is the case, you need to get some trapping gel that will allow you to closely study the cockroaches to allow you understand the best way to deal with them.
What About White Roaches?
If you’re dealing with baby roaches, you’ll likely run into a a white cockroach, or what looks like an albino cockroach. Is it some rare cockroach? Why is it white and the rest are a lot darker? Is it special?
The truth is, a white cockroach isn’t rare at all. It’s just another one of those darker cockroach. The big difference is it has just shed it’s hard outer shell. You will see a white cockroach when a baby or juvenile roach has shed it’s exoskeleton. When they shed their shell, it can take up to a few hours for them to turn dark (their normal color).
Such a site may seem rare because you won’t see them as often after they just shed their protective shell. Most of the time they will be hiding in safety. But in the case of a large infestation where you have a lot of baby roaches, you will have higher chance of seeing these white roaches.
All you need to know is, you have a very serious problem on your hand. You need to figure out where all these roaches are coming from, why you have them and then take the steps stop them right away. Now is a good time to get as much information as you can about where they are coming from and how to stop more from adding to the problem. I think pestsend.org adds some really valuable info here.
The Secret to Stopping Them
Baby cockroaches only symbolize a larger problem to come. This is why you need to curb the problem before it gets any bigger—literally. Cockroach larvae are fast and small which allows them to hide in dark places and practically anywhere since they are not easy to find. This makes directly killing them difficult which is why an insect growth regulator is the best way to deal with them. An insect growth regulator simply stops the growth of baby cockroaches into mature ones; hence they are unable to reproduce.
However, using this method only is not suitable since the cockroaches will still be alive and crawling freely in your home; not forgetting that it has no effect on already matures roaches. This is why you need to combine this with another method of killing the roaches such as using an insecticide spray, glue traps or boric acid. I personally like to use either boric acid, or roach bait gels that uses boric acid. Combining growth regulators and any of these methods will rid you of these insects in no time.
Do not wait for the baby cockroaches to fully mature as this could expose you to an infestation problem. Always handle the situation as fast and swiftly as possible to prevent further growth and reproduction. Doing this will allow you to be free of cockroaches and allowing you to know how to deal with future cases if any.