The first thing you should look for is a cockroach egg sack or case. They are different from spider egg cases, and they have their own appearance. Cockroach egg cases are half an inch or less long and about a quarter inch wide. American and German cockroaches have slightly different egg cases, and you can easily tell the difference by examining them. In addition, you can squeeze egg cases to see if they’re full or not. Just remember to use gloves and protective clothing when doing this, because the eggs are small.
Cockroach eggs are surrounded by a hard casing called the ootheca, which looks somewhat disturbing. The egg casings vary in shape, but most have ridges. These ridges help you identify each species. For example, the Oriental cockroach has a flat and ridgeless ootheca, whereas the American cockroach has a bloated, ridged casing.
Cockroach eggs are very difficult to crush. They are usually hard and glossy, and typically contain 16 eggs. When you find cockroach eggs on your skin, you’re most likely experiencing an infestation. One German cockroach can lay up to 30,000 eggs in one year! If you find cockroach eggs on your skin, you may want to consult a pest control professional right away!
Cockroaches typically lay their eggs in moist, warm locations near water. This means that their eggs are often close to the places that they frequent, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. While searching for cockroach eggs, be sure to look for evidence of live cockroaches as well as cockroach skin cases and feces.