Please help me leave my six-legged roommates behind.
I have cockroaches. Long story short, I learned from the exterminator that my unit (in a building which is already kind of gross) had the worst roach infestation in the whole building, once upon a time. Naturally, the property manager neglected to tell me before I moved in.
They are firmly established in the building and, rather than having the exterminator go to every unit at one time, the property manager only sends him to the ones who complain. As a result, the roaches are never taken care of. I am extremely paranoid about taking them with me when I move at the end of December. I have seen this post
, and I have Borax and Raid ready. I plan to get rid of anything I can do without/replace. My plan is to spray the inside of the boxes with Raid, and sprinkle Borax in the bottom and between layers of items. The exterminator was just here, and he squirted some kind of goo into my cupboards and in several nooks and crannies.
Is there anything else I can do? I know there's no magical solution for getting rid of the little bastards (they appear to be German cockroaches, if that makes any difference), but I desperately want to leave them behind when I move. My partner has two bookshelves full of books, and we have several game consoles that we would really hate to throw out. We also have two cats, so we have to be careful about spraying and putting chemicals on the floor.
Any help you can provide would be much appreciated!!