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Common Types of Cockroaches in Missouri

Cockroaches are found living all over the world, they are prolific creatures that are highly adaptive and unfortunately can become a problem for any property owner. In Missouri, the species of cockroaches that cause the most issues for people include the German cockroach, Brownbanded cockroach, American cockroach, and Oriental roach.








  • Notorious for their world-wide distribution, German cockroaches are easily identifiable by 2 dark longitudinal stripes on their pronotum. 

  • Adults grow to approximately 12 – 15mm in length.

  • Dark brown or black in color.

  • 20 -25mm long.

  • The wings undeveloped in female and cover ¾ length of the abdomen in the male.

  • 35 - 40mm long.

  • Shining red–brown in color.

  • Wings longer than the body in male; only just overlap abdomen in female.

  • Runs (may fly at very high temperatures).

  • One of the smallest pest cockroaches, brown banded adult cockroaches are approximately 10 – 15mm in length and characterized by yellow-brown stripes across their abdomen.

Getting Rid of Cockroaches

Our DeProw technicians are highly trained in the latest methods of cockroach detection and cockroach prevention. We perform thorough inspections and provide the most effective methods of eliminating cockroach infestations and reliable methods of stopping them from coming back.

  1. Complete inspection - our expert professionals will search the entire property and all of the potential hiding places. We will find the location where the cockroaches are congregating and we'll also find how they are gaining entry to the building. We know all about the habits of cockroaches and their most likely hiding places.

  2. Provide treatment - we'll work with you to find just the right treatment that will work for your home or business. We have a variety of methods that can trap and eliminate cockroaches and we'll make sure the method is the right one for your situation.

  3. Regular follow up inspections - cockroach control can take some time. It may take several treatments to completely eliminate a cockroach infestation. We will also work with you and your schedule to make return inspections to make sure that all of the cockroaches are gone.

  4. Prevention - once the cockroach infestation is gone then we will make sure to provide you with advice to cockroach-proof your property. That way you will not become re-infested down the road.

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