The little bug known to entomologists as Blattella germanica can cause big trouble in Missouri. You might know the small, scurrying critter as a German cockroach. If you walk into your kitchen at night, turn on the light and suddenly see a hundred of them running for cover, you may have a few other choice names for them.
German cockroaches are found just about everywhere but prefer to live near human activity. They'll eat almost anything and reproduce year-round. Females are larger than male roaches and can produce 10,000 descendants during their lifetime. German cockroaches have wings, but they don't fly. They eliminate waste everywhere and spread disease.
So, where did all these cockroaches come from? Despite their name, German cockroaches probably originated in Southeast Asia. Due to their small size and secretive nature, German cockroaches can stow away in cargo holds, moving boxes and shipping containers. Cockroaches are some of the most successful creatures on Earth, but that doesn't mean you have to share your home with them.
Even the tidiest home can become infested with German cockroaches. Once they've moved in, roaches are hard to get rid of. Their only natural indoor predators are spiders and centipedes. Your pet dog or cat might take care of a few roaches, but a major infestation is beyond their ability to control. You don't want your pet eating the dirty little things, anyway.
Roaches do their dirty work after dark but leave signs that they've been there. Little piles of peppery-looking feces are a sure indicator that German cockroaches have moved in. If you suspect your home has been infested, call a pest control professional without delay. We are Guardian Pest Control, and we have the tools and experience to eradicate any pest problem in the Missouri area.
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