More Roaches!

Okay so we don’t have a garbage anymore, all of the garbage goes STRAIGHT OUT. The apartment is still very clean, the roach poison trap things are still out, and we spray our doors, cupboards, etc daily. We’ve had two more roaches since the initial incident. Which I guess isn’t too bad, but when you’re walking out of your bedroom barefoot and sleepy, the last thing you want to step on is a roach. I’m glad I had my glasses on because I came within 2 inches of stepping on that little shithead, and when I turned around to get a shoe before he ran into my bedroom, that bastard ran like 5ft. Those things are fast! I chased it like another 4ft before I finally squished him. Then I sprayed again, & cursed a little.

OH and yesterday when I got back from the airport my roommate informed me that there had been another roach in our hallway. We looked out our door, and one of our asshole neighbors decided to throw a pizza box with crust in it, on the floor by our door. There were deffinitely roaches on it. So we went to their door and told them to have some consideration.

At least they are the small roaches, not the big black ones that sound like a pack of crackers when you squish them!

6 Comments so far

  1. Dan (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 10:42 am

    the only effective way to get ridda the suckers from my experience is setting off a roach bomb, or fogger i think they call them. the traps, powders, etc will just get rid of the ones in plain site. The bomb will kill out everything for a couple months at least, most likely. It’s a pain cause you can’t be there when you set it off, and you have to clean all your dishes, but for a few bucks from the drug store i’d say its your best bet.

  2. Cockroach Bill (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 11:04 am

    I’ll say it again. Combat Roach Killing Gel.

    My house is a shithole, garbarge, food and dirty dishes everywhere. My neighbors are slobs too. Much fun.

    Place gel. Wait a week or two. No more roaches.

    What good are the roach baits if you spray and they can’t get to them? Gel. They eat the gel. They share the gel. They die. They eat the dead poisoned roaches (yes, freakin cannibals). They die too. Repeat over and over. No more roaches.

    Why don’t people listen to me? :(

  3. Doris Night (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 11:20 am

    this seems to be what my building’s exterminator uses as well.

  4. kim (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 11:34 am

    Alright I think I’m going to get the gel as soon as the exterminator guy comes to spray, because these little “trap” things laying around the apartment look too small for a roach to even fit in, so i really think they’re pretty useless..

  5. Noah (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

    Hang in there, Kim! It sounds like your neighbors are slobs, so as clean as you may be, your apt may be overrun with the neighbors bugs… I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

  6. lschneide (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

    Use the baits which come in two sizes, for large roaches and for small roaches. You date them so you know when to replace them. The gel is about the same substance but stronger and may dry out in a month, depending on weather and air conditioning. I put the gel under the sinks against the board in the rear. If the board is warped away from the wall, I squeeze the gel into the crack or into any other crack or opening I can find under the sinks — or elsewhere. Roaches in a building are local so you can control them no matter how badly infested your neighbors are.

    The roach bomb works only if the whole building is done, especially a detached building. They are most effective in houses, especially if the roachs’ return is discouraged.

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