Thursday, September 6, 2007

Worst Case Scenario

I previously wrote about my roach trials.... and learned entirely too much of the subject! Well, I'd begun to have a false sense of security. I haven't seen a dead nor live roach in about a week. I started going barefoot again. Not jumping at every movement I see out of the corner of my eyes. (Though, honestly, I still turn on lights before I go into a room.) But as I was heading upstairs, all that security came crashing down around my socked feet. There on my kitchen counter... was a roach!!! ACK!

Now, it's not like I live in a pigsty or anything. I'm really pretty clean. I rarely leave dishes in my sink. Put dirty items straight into the dishwasher. I don't leave food out or crumbs around. I disenfect regularly. So, it's not like there's a blinking sign saying, "Open all night". Perhaps they are just attracted to the possibility of water? Perhaps because it's been so hot, they seek shelter? Whatever the reason, I'm not really interested. What I am interested in, is for them to leave and NEVER come back!!!

Armed with my "knowledge", I felt secure in my ways of killing the creatures, but then I read this (see below) yesterday. Oy!!


Becca said...

Aaahhh! I've had the same problem. Most likely your neighbors are not as diligent as you are about cleanliness and the roaches like to spread the love, so to speak. Plus, any cold, dark, damp places (behind the fridge, cracks between the stove and counter, etc) are a haven for these little buggers.

Also, be careful to take your dishes out of the dishwasher as soon as they are dry because the "friends" can crawl up through the drain...had that happen when I lived on Southside. I always toss some bleach in with my dishes once a week to discourage their entry.

Meredith Quintana said...

Hey Becca! It's fun to "see" you outside of work. Thanks for posting... I didn't know about the dishwasher thing. That kinda freaks me out. I really hate roaches. I haven't seen any dead or alive ones in about a week. I'm starting to get comfortable walking around in barefeet again. Maybe the rain we recently had has helped some??