More Bugs. What else is there to say?
October 4, 2013 8:56 AM Subscribe
I asked about bugs in our rented townhome - specifically about drains.
The drain issue ended... but now we're getting all different kinds of insects in our home again. Roaches in various colors and sizes, nasty ass camel crickets, slugs, lovebugs, stinkbugs, etc.
posted by KogeLiz to home & garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last night we had a guest over and within 3 hours - there were 4 roaches that had to be killed. Those were just the visable ones! One was in the silverware drawer.
Earlier today my SO had enough and basically called up the new manager and yelled at her. She kept saying, "what do you want me to do? We've had pest control come out two weeks ago!"
When the pest control company came out they said the problem was most likely the mulch (which is all over the complex). My SO asked management if they would consider using a different kind of mulch or using rocks instead. Management said that they would ask upper management but I'm guessing it's a no-go since she hasn't received an answer.
There have been complaints from others in our complex as well (within the same building and within the whole complex).
Our lease is up at the end of March and we are also considering forfieting our deposit and putting in a notice to leave sooner.
In the meantime - we keep the place clean, frequently empty the trash, no dishes in the sink, drain covers. They spray once every 2 months or so (usually more often because we call and complain a lot), we use boric acid and some other spray from home depot...
I really can't handle this. I spend all of my time upstairs in the bedroom because of the insects downstairs.
We don't know what else to do. We don't live in a large city with a big Tenant's Rights Association or anything like that.
Anyone been in this situation? Any other tricks to get rid of this shit? Anything else we should say to management?