War on cockroaches
September 8, 2011 12:33 PM Subscribe
How do you combat cockroaches on your own? Roach motels, boric acid... What else?
posted by hoyland to home & garden (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine saw a cockroach marching around her kitchen this morning. Apparently it disappeared through a crack in the baseboard, suggesting it's not a small roach one should regard as a one-off (or that's what I gathered from previous questions).
Her landlord previously sprayed the whole building against roaches. She didn't have any at the time. She doesn't expect reporting the roach to the building super will result in action, as he doesn't get stuff done, and she's worried that if she goes to the landlord (some faceless company) they'll somehow blame her for not cleaning properly when they sprayed at the start of the summer.
Is there a good way for her to try to seal the baseboards? At what point does she definitely go to the landlord or the super?