Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bugs, bugs, and more bugs

Tom and I have struggled with a small infestation of roaches in our apartment. I loath, despise, and abominate roaches! I always have. When I was younger my little brother and I tried to kill one by cutting off it's head. The ugly roach jump and ran at us with no head! I have hated them ever since.

We put out bug traps... no help. We sprayed... no help. We had a professional termite company spray... no help. Then one night I was in the kitchen and I saw four of them run under the fridge. I complained to Tom and ask him to buy more bug traps for behind the fridge. A few minutes later I walked back into the kitchen only to see an army of roaches flowing out from under the fridge! I hit full panic mode. I grabbed the closest thing to me, my rag in the sink, and started mopping them up while I yelled at Tom, "ROACHES!!! ROACHES!! EVERYWHERE! HELP!!!!"

Once I finished having a panic attack and the roaches stopped running out from under the fridge Tom said, "I wonder...." He pulled the fridge out there where thousands upon thousands of roaches!!!! He took one look at my white knuckles, pale face, and big eyes and said,"Take Eliza and go!" I took a very hot shower while Eliza played in her bouncy seat. Tom sprayed all the bugs, vacuumed them up, disinfected the area, and pushed the fridge back in place. Tom is my hero!

I still put new bug traps behind the fridge and under the stove as well as keep bug spray in the kitchen. Tom hates bug spray because he says it goes everywhere. I love it because I don't have to touch the bugs to kill them. I keep disinfectant wipes in the kitchen for when I do spray a bug.

The bugs are not 100% gone but I only see about one a day now. I don't think I will be satisfied until they are all gone but I am greatly relieved that they are slowly going away!


  1. That is a nightmare! I think those things could live on the moon so you're lucky to have someone that will go after them like Tom did!

  2. Yuck! I hate bugs too...all kinds! Especially spiders and ticks. Maks me cringe just thinking about it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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