Waiter, there's a roach in my coffee!
October 11, 2010 6:40 PM Subscribe
My beloved Keurig has become infested by roaches. HELP ME!
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I have a Keurig B60 single-cup coffee maker. It has saved me a bundle on Starbucks, I love it to pieces, it is my one true soul mate. It also appears to be ground zero for the newly discovered roach infestation in my (single-family, detached) house. OMG.
We never, ever saw a roach in the house until the awful morning I opened up my coffee machine to put a K-cup in and saw a roach hanging out in there. Since then, we've seen more, and every one of them was within a couple of feet of the Keurig. OMG SO GROSS.
I've even opened up the machine and found tiny little bugs inside, I think baby roaches, so there's no question they've been at home in there. And probably elsewhere, too.
We are admittedly on the slovenly side, but we've also been in this house for ten years and never before had any kind of insect problem.
My questions are:
1. How the heck do we get rid of the roaches?! Can we do it, or is it reasonable/affordable to call in a professional? We live in a suburban area outside of NYC. Difficulty: small children, lots of allergies including peanut butter.
2. Can the coffee machine ever again be rendered both functional and no longer infested? Can we put it in a plastic bag in a chest freezer for a week or something?
3. Assuming we get the problem under control, what can we do to make this or a different future Keurig machine inhospitable to bugs in the future??