How to Get Rid of Roach Droppings

Cockroach droppings, also referred to as specks, are the size of a coffee ground or tiny grain of rice. One or two droppings can easily go unnoticed, but a collection of them indicates a cockroach infestation in your home. Once the cockroaches are exterminated, it's important to include removal of roach droppings in the cleanup process. The presence of cockroach droppings has been linked to asthma, making it extremely important to get rid of the waste, particularly when children are present in the home.

Cockroaches leave telltale droppings behind.
Discard the vacuum bag in a sealed garbage can after removing roach droppings.

Vacuum to remove cockroach droppings. Start at the highest places, such as on top of cabinets and appliances, and work your way down.

Step 2

Use hose attachments to vacuum inside cupboards, under appliances and in any cracks and crevices where you have seen cockroaches. Vacuum floors, carpets and upholstery to remove all traces of roach droppings.

Wear rubber gloves to avoid contact with roach droppings.

Mix pine-based disinfectant cleaner in a bucket with 1 gallon of hot water. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from direct exposure to cockroach dropping residue.

Step 4

Wash down all surfaces, starting at the top of the cabinets, to remove allergens left by roach droppings. As the cleansing liquid starts to look dirty, change to a fresh batch of cleanser. Clean the inside and outsides of cabinets, countertops, appliances and flooring.