COCKROACHES ! ! !
I started noticing them a little over a month ago. First I saw one on my wall in the bathroom, next they were in my kitchen and finally I was working on my computer and one ran across my keyboard. That was enough.
I went out and bought a couple of cans of insect spray and some kind of insect foam, as well as some sticky traps and I am happy to say I have not seen one in here since.
I assumed something like this would have been taken care of by the board, which would have made the most sense to avoid re-infestation. Re-infestation will happen over and over again each time the eggs hatch (3 to 4 months) if we don’t ALL get an exterminator to do EACH suite individually. Not only will that cost us more collectively than it would have cost the board AND it would not eradicate the situation as re-infestation will re-occur forever until a WHOLE building solution is found.
I called a few exterminator companies and the quotes i got ranged from $100 to $400 for the initial visit and treatment then they would do follow ups every 3 to 4 months and those ranged from $30 to $200.
These unsanitary insects regularly crawl through garbage and sewers before coming into contact with food and food preparation surfaces in kitchen environments, thereby spreading bacteria like coliform, salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. Consuming edible items contaminated by cockroaches may cause humans to develop cases of food poisoning. Cockroach faeces can also negatively affect the health of humans, particularly for people with asthma.
Eliminating cockroaches in an apartment requires a combined effort on the part of management, tenants and pest control professionals. Because roaches often are able to avoid apartment tenant treatments, effective control necessitates a professional.
Measures can be taken to prevent a cockroach population from infesting your home. Dishes should be washed and put away. Food should never be left on counters or tables. Defective plumbing and potential leaks should be corrected, and garbage should be taken out daily. All holes and cracks in ceilings and walls should be repaired. Any signs of a cockroach infestation should be reported to the superintendent or housing authority immediately.