A recent bug infestation caused our neighbor, and then us, to have to bring in Pest Control. It’s been a real inconvenience. Don’t let this situation get out of control in YOUR apartment.
The Clean kitchen
I have finally got our kitchen put back together. We had a problem in our building that became evident last month when I killed a small bug that I saw running along the backsplash of the counter. It was …a cockroach! That’s not good!
Cleanliness is next to …impossible!
The common cockroach is almost universally associated in people’s minds with filthy conditions, garbage and squalor. But roaches can be introduced into a clean home as well, riding inside of second-hand housewares, yard/patio furniture brought inside for whatever reason, camping gear, etc. ‘Rummage sale’ items of furniture are very bad for this.
-Even from empty cardboard boxes brought home from your local grocery to be repurposed for say, moving or storage, are all highly suspect. Roaches are everywhere. They are one of the most successful species of life and earliest living organisms on the planet. Wherever you are, they can be as well.
I read once that spiders are also everywhere and that no matter where you are, -even right now sitting in your computer chair reading this, you are never farther than six feet from a spider! No matter where you go! Think about that for a minute… six feet away (or closer!)
Anyway, I would find & kill a second roach, and my wife would kill one and over the next week or so she said that she had seen two more that escaped. This was getting out of hand.
Time to report and get help
As I was leaving our apartment the other morning, I heard the Superintendent’s distinctive voice from the other end of the hall, so I decided to chat him up about our recent discovery. He was talking with …a pest control worker! This pest control worker had just finished a spray-job in the apartment next to ours and was ‘reporting back’ on the finished deed.
I relayed my tale, and he said that the apartment next to ours had a new tenant of just over one month, and that they apparently had inadvertently introduced cockroaches. Their apartment was the source. Their apartment had just been ‘sprayed’ or ‘treated’ I guess is the more “pc” term.
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