Well, now that I think about it... Remember how I found this place?
THe pervious people just packed what they could carry and left everything else.
Trash, dirty diapers, FOOD both in an unplugged fridge ,and on the counters . There was even some in the pantry.
While I was cleaning this place, I saw TONS. This food and junk sat for almost 2 months and noone did anything about it because noone knew they had left.
So, that could be where they got their start.
My dishes could be propelling them. But godfersakiinit I hate doing dishes all day.
I just see no point when we serve almost 6 meals a day.
Dad and I have 3 Jillian has morning , noon and evening snack on top of regular meals. Not to mention her grazing 1/2 banana here, two bites of some toast there.. blah blah blah.
At 7-8 we are winding down for the day, she is in bed, and hubby empties the washer, and I rinse dishes, throw away left over food in the sink, and load the washer. Then he washes the counter, and I put up all our appliances. We dont have alot of counter space so we cant just leave out the mixer, the griddle.. etc.
But I dont wanna do that twice a day .. gosh.. i'm gonna have a tantrum here..
But i get it.
They can live off of SOAP?
NOW THERE is something I never knew..
AND that could very well be a huge food source for them over night.
Counters are sometimes soaped down so much I guarantee you it is in the grout, on the top of the stove.. etc.
TAT.. hmm I see things about it on the web.
I will get some of that.
I got MaxAttack roach baits and in just one day I see a difference.. OR.. they are just hiding from me better.
I do not know if it qualifies as an infestation but.. On average in the morning I see about 5 running from me.
I am just now getting glass sealed containers.
I have everything in plastic. but for some odd reason they end up with tiny holes in them?? I imagine roaches to have little sharp teeth so when I find a hole in a bag I throw it out.
With the ball jars and other sealed containers, im guaranteed freedom from those brown bastards.
I am also saving my glass juice jars for left over oatmeal or other powder stuff that is just too little to warrant a big jar when I could use it for something else.
They also make great herb holders as well. With a baby spoon tucked inside, I have a scoop and a storage container as well.
I don't buy much plastic. Not for moral reasons.. its just that there isn't much in plastic tupperware like containers we eat. Yogurt sometimes. but those would be another great idea.
Oh yeah.. and I have a cat too! Isnt SHE supposed to be great roach killer as well?
Laying down on the job ug
that is SOOO typical of her.. ha