German cockroaches aren’t very picky eaters and feed on almost anything, including soap, glue,
and toothpaste. German cockroaches are good hitchhikers and often find their way into new structures via grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons and secondhand appliances or furniture. If you need cockroach exterminators, call us today.
German cockroaches prefer to live in warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources. They’re often found frequenting residential and commercial kitchen environments, and bathrooms.
In addition to being a creepy crawling nuisance, the German cockroach has been implicated in outbreaks of illness and allergic reactions in many people. Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Medical studies have shown that German cockroach allergens cause allergic reactions and can exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children. This makes German cockroach control incredibly vital. If you think you’ve spotted one of these bad boys in your home or commercial business, please give us a call to schedule an immediate pest control service.
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The Oriental cockroach is another species with a hearty appetite, feeding particularly on decaying organic matter and starchy foods. This species of cockroach can survive without a coat and gloves in freezing outdoor temperatures for long periods of time.
Outside, Oriental cockroaches are often found in sewers and under debris, leaves, stones, and firewood. They will enter structures through door thresholds, under sliding glass doors, along with utility pipes and through floor drains. Once indoors, Oriental cockroaches find shelter in basements and crawl spaces.
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Similar to their German roach relatives, Oriental roaches have been reported to spread various forms of disease and gastroenteritis such as food poisoning and diarrhea. This species is often of more concern than others as these roaches often travel through sewer pipes, drains, lives on filth, and produce odorous secretions from their bodies which can affect the flavors of various foods. Cockroach excrement and cast skins also cause allergic reactions in humans like rashes, nasal congestion, asthma, and sneezing.
If you suspect Oriental roach activity in your home or business, we’re available to hustle out for treatment ASAP! Call 816-444-2847 today and one of our cockroach exterminators will pay you a visit.
Why Do Cockroaches Enter Homes?
Cockroaches come inside houses mainly for food, water, and shelter. They can sneak in through tiny spaces like:
- Small cracks in the outside walls.
- Dryer vents.
- Spaces between walls and floors.
They can also get inside by:
- Clinging onto bags, backpacks, or suitcases.
- Slipping through gaps near doors and windows.
- If your home is messy, especially with food crumbs or spills, it can attract roaches. Keeping your home clean, especially your kitchen, is essential to prevent roaches.
If You Need To Get Rid Of Cockroaches, Here Are Some Methods:
- Squashing them
- Using baking soda
- Applying boric acid
- Spraying citrus or peppermint solutions
- Using diatomaceous earth
- Contacting a pest control service, like Gunter Pest & Lawn.
Kansas City Cockroach Pest Control Service FAQs
What Services Do Your Cockroach Exterminators Offer In Kansas City?
Our pest experts are trained to identify and eliminate cockroach infestations for residential and commercial properties. We offer individual treatments or regular preventative treatments with our full-home pest control services.
How Much Does Your Cockroach Treatment Cost?
We offer two pricing options: our residential quarterly pest control plan, which includes cockroach extermination for free (recommended), or our one-shot pest treatment with a $50 add-on for German roach treatment.
What Is The Habitat Of German Cockroaches?
German cockroaches prefer warm, humid places close to food and moisture sources, such as residential and commercial kitchen environments and bathrooms. They can find their way into new structures through grocery bags, cardboard boxes, drink cartons, and secondhand appliances or furniture.
What Threats Do Cockroaches Pose To Human Health?
Cockroaches can spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on their legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter or sewage and then carry these into food or onto food surfaces. Cockroach allergens can cause allergic reactions and exacerbate asthma attacks, especially in children.
How Do Oriental Cockroaches Differ From German Cockroaches?
Oriental cockroaches feed on decaying organic matter and starchy foods and can survive in freezing outdoor temperatures for long periods of time. They often live in sewers and under debris, leaves, stones, and firewood, and can enter structures through door thresholds, under sliding glass doors, and through floor drains. Like German cockroaches, they can spread disease and cause allergic reactions in humans.