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    Cockroach Exterminator in Kansas City

    Cockroaches in Missouri and Kansas are an extremely common infestation in homes. They tend to be present wherever they can find food, so you typically find them around exposed food and crumbs. While the cockroach itself won’t harm you, they carry pathogenic microbes that cause food poisoning and other illnesses. Many people are also allergic to cockroach excrement. This can lead to the development of serious health problems.

    If you live in a townhouse or apartment the infestation might not be your fault. Once in a building, cockroaches tend to roam. Usually, if your neighbors have cockroaches, you have cockroaches.

    What Kind of Cockroaches Are You Dealing With?

    Cockroaches vary in size and color, but they commonly are flattened, brownish, fast-running insects, with long, slender antennae. They are nocturnal and love dark, damp places.

    You might also spot their droppings before you see them. They leave behind tiny pellets, like that of mice, but smaller. It will be left behind in areas where they might congregate. Cockroaches don’t usually have a hive or colony like other insects, but they do congregate in dark damp areas.

    If you see a cockroach during the day, you almost definitely have an infestation.

    German vs American Cockroaches

    German cockroaches are typically smaller than their American counterparts. American cockroaches are also darker in color and are often found outside the home, in crawl spaces, basements or inside shower drains. German cockroaches tend to be more frequent and hide in kitchens and bathrooms.

    German and American cockroaches in Kansas and Missouri
    German cockroach (left) and American cockroach (right)

    How To Treat a Cockroach infestation?

    Cockroaches are one of the hardest pests to eliminate. They don’t have a nest or shared food, so leaving out poison doesn’t guarantee to eliminate all of them. They have a high survival rate and can be very difficult to target. It’s helpful if you can find where they congregate, but that still doesn’t ensure that you will kill them all. German roaches are especially hard to control. They have a high survival rate and reproduce very quickly.

    Typically if you see a cockroach or two, it’s time to call in a professional, but they can still be very tricky to fully remove, especially if you live in an older home. Prevention is usually the best option when it comes to cockroaches.

    If you want to make sure your home is protected against all cockroaches, check out our Happy Home Program. We use family and pet friendly products, hard on bugs and safe for the environment. Call us anytime before noon and get same day pest control!

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    Why Blue Beetle Pest Control for your home

    Prompt response doesn’t mean cutting corners. At Blue Beetle, we deploy top-tier equipment and only the most skilled technicians, selected through our stringent vetting process.

    No cookie-cutter solutions here. We ensure each client receives a thorough full-perimeter inspection, targeting the heart of the issue to safeguard against future pest problems.

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    Our Happy Home Program services are pet-safe, eco-friendly, and they’re less toxic than table salt.

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    You can rest easy, knowing that we back up our work with our 100% guarantee. If for some reason you aren’t satisfied, we’ll keep working until you are.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Cockroaches

    What are health risks of cockroach infestations?

    Cockroaches can trigger allergies, worsen asthma, and spread bacteria like E.coli and Salmonella. Their droppings, shed skins, and egg cases can also compromise indoor air quality and increase disease transmission potential.

    What are cockroaches attracted to?

    Cockroaches are attracted to food remnants, moisture, warmth, dark crevices, decaying organic matter, garbage, unwashed dishes, and pet food. They also give off aggregation pheromones that attract other cockroaches in the area.

    How much does Blue Beetle cockroach treatment cost?

    We offer a one-time home treatment for $397 and full home protection all year round against cockroaches and 23 other pests for only $59 per month. Check out our Happy Home Program to learn more.

    What should I do before the exterminator arrives?

    You want to eliminate all possible ant sources – clean up spills, vacuum crumbs, store food in air-tight containers, wipe down counters, and empty the trash bin. Also take note of ant hotspots, which will help our technicians pinpoint the infestation source.

    Do you offer same-day cockroach extermination?

    We do! Contact us before noon and we will be at your doorstep within the day.

    Which pests will you keep away from my house?

    Our Happy Home Programs cover up to 20+ pests, including: Fleas, rodents, beetles, oriental, ants, crickets, flies, gnats, house spiders, brown recluses, silverfish, carpenter bees, carpenter ants, wasps and yellowjackets, millipedes and centipedes. Termites and mosquitoes can be added as additional protection. For other pests like bed bugs, call or text today at 816-333-PEST (7378).

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    You’re never far from expert roach control services. If you’re in the following areas, you’re under the protection of Blue Beetle’s 20+ years of unparalleled expertise:


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    For Same-Day Cockroach Extermination Call or Text 816-333-7378