Got Roaches & Need Some Professional Help?


Cockroaches are a classic creepy crawly that absolutely everyone detests. In TV and movies, if there needs to be a pest infestation, it is almost always cockroaches, because writers know that they are so universally loathed.

They are an extremely resilient insect. When nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cockroaches were among the few survivors. They’ve been around for at least as long as man has and can adapt to almost any climate in the world. They do seem to like warmer climates the most, but they can absolutely be found in the State of South Carolina. You simply do not want them in your home, as they also carry a whole host of diseases, such as cholera, dysentery, salmonella, and the actual plague. Here is a rundown of some of the more common roach species.


These two types of cockroaches are typically small, measuring anywhere from a half an inch to ⅝ of an inch. They are tan colored, or sometimes light brown. The German roach is probably the most common cockroach in the south. They tend to feed at night so you might not notice them. Luckily they don’t live long.

However, within their 100 day life span a mated pair of roaches can breed approximately a million babies. Once you do notice them, it will probably be because their population has grown so high. German roaches will eat book bindings and furniture glue, but also love human food.

How Do Cockroaches Get Into Your House?

Cockroaches are attracted to moisture as well as food. They may take a liking to your home if you have a pond or marsh nearby or if you have a lot of unsealed food containers. They can enter through even the tiniest cracks in walls, windows, or the foundation of your home. You might also bring in cockroaches accidentally on cardboard or newspaper products.

If you find a cockroach in your home, get in touch with a cockroach control company to find out if you should be worried or not.

Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

It’s important to be aware of the signs of infestation so that you can contact a roach control service company before the problem escalates. One of the most common signs is roach droppings, which look like coffee grounds or black pepper. Roaches also might leave dark smear marks on your walls or floors.

Another common sign is shedded skin as these bugs molt several times before adulthood. You might see chew marks in food packaging, leather, or other materials throughout your home as well. If you notice any of these signs, contact a roach exterminator right away.

Hire a Local Cockroach Control Company

Don’t let cockroaches live in your home rent free. Our pest control experts will be able to identify how cockroaches got into your home and prevent them from ever returning. The team at ProCore is more than happy to help! Get a free quote on our cockroach services by contacting us online or giving us a call!