Posted by Stephanie Craven on 12:20:30 9/16/2014 from 188.8.131.52:
My husband, my 17-month old son, and I just moved into a rental single family house 2 weeks ago. We are situated on a pond in Tidewater area of Virginia. We discovered "waterbug" American roaches and some smaller roaches upon our arrival. Our landlord sent a local exterminator who wrote if off as some waterbugs getting into a vacant house and sprinkled some bait under the sinks and in the flower beds and left. When I went to clean out the kitchen cabinets I found loads of stuff that looked like pepper and coffee grounds...after doing my homework I discovered that this was likely roach feces. I also found an egg case in the mud room and destroyed it. I called Orkin and received a thorough assessment, identification of the brown banded roaches, and thorough treatment with bait, traps, and spray.
However, we are seeing more roaches the last few days, mostly big waterbugs and adult brown banded in the traps and juveniles, many dead or dying, in the cabinets, countertop, or floor.
My question is whether we should quit and move right away. I would hate to experience the upheaval and added expense, but we are expecting more furniture to be delivered tomorrow and I need to really start unpacking if we are going to live here. I am concerned that the prognosis for eradicating an infestation of this magnitude might not be good enough. Your thoughts?
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