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vent about pest control

I don't really have a question but I just want to vent. The complex that H and I are renting at just gave us a little less than a week's notice that they will have a pest guy entering our apartment and using a variety of chemicals for bugs and mice. We have to remove everything from our kitchen counters and shelves, everything from our closets, and everything from our bathroom. So frustrating!! We have a cat and the notice says nothing about pet health, only that we should remove pet bowls. Luckily my mom can take our cat but our apartment is so small and has no other storage to put our stuff while they are here. So we have to have everything sprawled out on our floors covered in blankets or sheets. AND we're supposed to be going out of town for 3 of the days before they come. We've been here for three years and don't even have any pests (that I know of) :( Anyone else have to deal with this stuff?
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Re: vent about pest control

  • Luckily we haven't dealt with anything like this before, but I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. It sounds like a lot of work :( Hopefully this will be a one time deal?
  • That sounds like a huge hassle, but I think I'd prefer that to how it works our current complex, where no preventative pest control is done and there have been serious bed bug, cockroach, and mice infestations...

    We're moving, fortunately. 

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    "You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

    TTC #1 August 2014. BFP 9/26! EDD 6/9/15
    Baby A born 6/17/2015
  • Bed bugs scare the crud out of me! I feel like I hear about them more and more often. I haven't heard about any in our building yet, but other buildings in our complex have had them and the complex is said to try to make tenants pay the extermination costs. My area doesn't have laws regarding this. I am afraid of us getting them, then bringing them into our new home. Our complex is like yours and does nothing preventative :(.
  • What about mouse traps with the ole fashioned bar and what about non harmful organic bug sprays?

    Yuk.

    DIY.


    I am anti chemical.

  • I agree that it's better to get it done rather than live with the pests and especially glad that they don't make us pay for it but what an inconvenience!

     By the way, after all that, I got two more notices today, both riddled with bad grammar and spelling.

    One says that they are sorry but they accidentally gave us the wrong
    notice yesterday and that there will only be an inspector in our
    apartment on Monday for 5-10 minutes.

    The other notice says that they ARE going to be putting down bait gels
    for mice and roaches which have pesticides in them but that we can be
    in the apartment during this time.

    Still nothing about if it's safe for pets to be around it. These people suck! 

     

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  • image Rainzzzy:
    Bed bugs scare the crud out of me! I feel like I hear about them more and more often. I haven't heard about any in our building yet, but other buildings in our complex have had them and the complex is said to try to make tenants pay the extermination costs. My area doesn't have laws regarding this. I am afraid of us getting them, then bringing them into our new home. Our complex is like yours and does nothing preventative :(.

    Are you sure we aren't neighbors?

    It's been less of a problem lately (that I know of), but a couple years ago there were a lot of bed bugs, and residents were made to pay for the extermination. I think the management made a reasonable effort to find out who was actually responsible and charge them, but I doubt that worked out for everyone. 

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    "You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

    TTC #1 August 2014. BFP 9/26! EDD 6/9/15
    Baby A born 6/17/2015
  • Be thankful you don't have an ant problem like we do. Ants aren't harmful, BUT they are annoying and these little buggers are everywhere now...we tried the non-chemical solution but that doesn't seem to be working and now we have to bust out the big guns....blah
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