You wake up in the middle of the night as the nightly pass of the train goes rumbling down the Oakdale train Tracks adding a nice tremor to the walls of your apartment. As you flip on the light and see the hint of something out of the corner of your eye. Is it a continuation of a dream? Is it a nighttime hallucination? Unfortunately, the answer is most likely a cockroach. Despite the commonly held belief that it is just too cold for too long in Minnesota for Cockroaches to live, the German cockroach is well suited for Oakdale life.
German roaches are small and can easily squeeze in and out of the cracks and crevices that lead to voids between walls between rooms or apartments. They are thigmotactic which means they prefer to be in confined spaces. The plumbing running through the walls provides them the protection they need to hide from swinging newspapers and stomping shoes until you head off to bed. They can also easily access food and moisture that disappear from every day life into hard to reach places.
But I Am Clean
A cockroach can live for 6 moths off of a single crumb. If a family of cockroaches gets a chance to forage for a night or two where a few crusts of Pizza Luce get left out, they could be there for a long time. With their reproductive capabilities, you may have huge population before you even notice it.
Nuclear Proof Pests?
While it has been shown that cockroaches are built to withstand radioactivity well beyond points that would be lethal to humans, it does not mean they are invincible. You do not have to share your home or apartment with them for the rest of your stay; Rove Pest Control has the solution. Rove Cockroach Specialists have the training and experience necessary to recognize the type of treatment and make the necessary environmental adjustments to make your residence roach free. Call a specialist today to find out how to eliminate those midnight surprises.