Cockroaches are common pests in homes and apartment buildings across the country. In order to get rid of a roach infestation, you must take care of all stages, including the adults, nymphs, and eggs. This can be difficult because eggs are often hidden away in areas that are difficult to find. With a little bit of knowledge and some great roach control products, you can kill roach eggs and stop an infestation in its tracks. Cockroaches lay their eggs in cases known as oothecae. The egg case has a protein layer on the outside that becomes hard to protect the eggs from predators while they develop. Oothecae are typically brown or reddish in color and 5-10 mm in length, depending on the species. The number of eggs in an ootheca also depends on the cockroach species, but usually ranges from 16-40. Some species of female roaches will carry the ootheca around with them, and others will find a good hiding place to deposit it until the eggs hatch.
Cockroach with ootheca by Toby Hudson
Finding cockroach egg cases can be difficult, so other methods of cockroach control like sanitation, exclusion, and baiting should be ongoing to prevent andkill roachesyou may miss. Harrishome pest control products are a cost-effective solution to get rid of all your troublesome pests. Skip the expensive professional treatments and perform your own pest control with exceptional results. The best way to get rid of roach eggs is to eliminate and prevent cockroaches to begin with, check out our roach control guides for complete instructions.