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Cockroaches in Restaraunts, Offices, and Homes
In Missouri, we have 4 varieties of cockroaches that invade our homes, offices, and restaraunts.  We will go over these varieties one by one to help you identify which variety is in your home, from the most common to the least.

Oriental Cockroach ("Waterbug") 
Shiny Black/Dark Brown, 1" length
Basements, Gagrages, and Bathrooms. 
Social and are semi-domesticated
Slower moving than other varieties
Thrive in dark, damp areas


German Cockraoch 
Light brown, winged, 1'' length 
Kitchen (in cabinets and around your sink).  
Very social and are fully-domesticated
Feed on everything from feces to breakfast cereal 
SERIOUS HEALTH HAZARD 



Brown-banded Cockroach
Bands across dark body (pointed head), 1/2'' length  
Throughout the entire home
Not social and are fully-domesticated
Stays in dark, feeds at night
Not restricted to moist, warm places


American Cockroach
Reddish brown, 1 1/2"" length 
Extended life cycle (up to 12 months)   
Restaurants & grocery stores. 
Brought into home via cardboard boxes or paper bags  
Inhabit large apartment buildings due to high volumes of trash



In summary, cockroaches are definitely a force in our enviroment.  Cockroaches are scavengers and feed on just about anything. They are very resistant to liquid pesticides unless they are directly sprayed and will quickly learn to avoid treated areas. The most effective control is to use baits. Effectiveness of this technique is a result of their social behavior which spreads it from one roach to the next. Multiple treatments may be neccessary to fully eliminate an infestation. This is because eggs are sealed into a protectived shell that will prevent contact with the bait. This shell can contain 20-40 eggs laid by a single female roach and take several months to hatch.  
Follow the instructions listed on the PREVENTION TIPS page on of site.


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