The thought of having a cockroach infestation can make any person’s skin crawl. However, if you haven’t seen any scurrying by (or their droppings), then how do you know if you have any living in your home or business? Should you keep an ear out for noises? Or is this pest one that makes none?

Do Cockroaches Make Noise?

The answer is both comforting and not comforting at the same time — yes, cockroaches do make noise. This is good news, as you’ll be able to also hear if you have a possible infestation by listening closely. However, the thought of hearing cockroaches as you try to sleep at night can be just as terrifying.

What Noises Do Cockroaches Make?

For the species of cockroach that do make noises, the most common noise you’ll hear is a loud chirping one. Chirping sounds can be made during ‘stridulation,’ which is the mating of these pests. This same noise can also be heard when cockroaches feel threatened (by each other or another pest). For homeowners with a large cockroach infestation, the more cockroaches there are, the more noises you’ll hear. Obviously, because more cockroaches will be capable of making noises, but also because they’re mostly made with the participation of other cockroaches.

Can Cockroaches Make Hissing Noises?

Many homeowners who come across cockroach infestations are told that these disease-harboring pests can make hissing noises. While this is true, it is a sound that is usually only made by the Madagascar hissing cockroach via breathing holes in its abdomen. This cockroach isn’t native to the United States, so you can rest easy knowing you won’t come face to face with a hissing cockroach.

Most pests that infest your home or business won’t make noises, but a select few will — are cockroaches one of these noise-making pests? Yes, they are! When you need a cockroach infestation removed from your home or business, you can count on Pest Control Unlimited to handle it for you! Here at Pest Control Unlimited, we have an excellent quarterly program to keep pests out of your home all year round. Contact us today or call us at (888) 649-9919 to schedule an appointment.