Posted by John Fasoldt on 5:58:48 6/14/2007 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: i have a huge roach infestation and im moving to another apt posted by sunshine on 13:34:17 6/13/2007 from 126.96.36.199:
There is no ABSOLUTELY SURE way, but there are several things you can do...
First of all, DONíT set off bombs in your apartment(or house) before you pack up to move. Yes, you will kill SOME roaches, but the ones you DONíT kill will scatter. Into places that youíve never had them before. Making everything more difficult later on, when you get to your new place.
If youíre presently in an apartment, you should have the exterminator visit BEFORE you pack up. Tell him the problem so heíll know whatís up. If youíre in a house, youíll be wise to use a pro, rather than doing it yourself.
After the exterminator does his thing, use virgin packing boxes and materials to pack up. Donít use boxes from the grocery store, or any other USED boxes. Pack up as you normally would, pack small appliances separately from your other items as you may have roaches inside those. Small items, like clocks, toasters, etc., pack in sealed plastic bags. Try to do that for larger items, especially those you had in the kitchen, such as microwaves and other appliances. Anything with electric motors is a harborage for roaches. Inspect all those items closely, before you pack them, checking for infestations.
When you get to your new place, unpack OUTSIDE, donít keep those boxes. Inspect items CAREFULLY as you unpack. Obtain a few glueboards you can use as ďdetectorsĒ to see if you have brought any along. NO BOMBS, for the same reasons. Ask your future landlord to have your apt treated before you arrive, and tell them IMMEDIATELY if you see them in your new place! Donít try and do it yourself, you pay for an exterminator in your rent.
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