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Cockroach problems?

Get Rid of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are tenacious, disease-spreading pests with quite a few strange survival skills, some of which you’ll be surprised to learn about. When it comes to pest control, don’t underestimate what it takes to rid your home for good of these insects.

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Here are a few of their odd behaviors:

Attracted to beer and will eat anything

Watch out, cockroaches are attracted to alcoholic beverages, especially the hops and sugar found in beer. Be sure to clean up well and rinse out beer bottles or cans.

Also, these scavengers will thrive on just about anything, including wallpaper paste, hair, and garbage. Even more unbelievable is that cockroaches can go for as long as six weeks without a meal! At least these scavengers do us a favor by consuming organic waste.

Can live for a week without a head

Cockroaches can live for a week without their heads because they have open circulatory systems, and breathe through spiracles, or holes in their body segments. They eventually die of dehydration, without their mouths to drink, or die from mold.

Cockroaches scurry quickly

It’s hard to believe. But even a baby cockroach the size of a dirt speck can keep up. Cockroaches can run up to three miles per hour, and turn quickly even while in full stride. So act fast!

Call Blue Chip today

What does this mean for pest control? It means cockroaches are difficult to control. To stop an infestation, reach out to a professional pest control company today. You’ll be glad you did. St. Louis-based Blue Chip has you covered.


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