kaycee (ballroom) wrote in bad_service,
kaycee
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~buggin' out.

I live in Florida, in an apartment building that was just opened to the public last year (it was previously military housing since we're near a naval base). mix the heat, + people moving in more and more, and we've developed a little bit of a german cockroach problem in my apartment. we keep our apartment extremely clean, and are careful not to leave trash or food laying around, but it's all too easy for bugs to trickle in to your apartment from other apartments since everything is connected.

we don't have a huge infestation or anything, but I've seen enough roaches to make me squick and make me feel really uncomfortable. I hate seeing them in my cabinets with my clean dishes, along the door of my fridge, or in my bathroom. when we first started to see them, we decided to call the office immediately, since they told us to tell them "the moment we see a roach!" and they will nip it in the bud.

fast forward 6-8 months later of monthly sprays, and there has been NO improvement. I am seeing more roaches, not less. out of sheer frustration, I wrote an email to the office, telling them how obviously the pest control company they are using isn't working. I'm GUESSING that the stuff this guy uses is pretty much just Raid or anything you can pick up in a hardware store, and it's not of professional grade. suffice it to say, my email went ignored. I can't afford Orkin (who I used at my old place and their chemicals worked like MAGIC) so I just feel kinda stuck with a pest control company that doesn't work. the guy recently did come back and spray when I called to complain, and the entire time he was in my home he literally told me that *I* didn't know what I was talking about, and that I don't have an infestation so I shouldn't care, and that just because his glue traps were empty, my problem must not be bad enough to warrant being sprayed this often.

to top this off, the ignorant wench at the office actually told my mother that the reason we have bugs is because the tenants upstairs from us are hispanic, thus they make a lot of hispanic type food, and that it 'attracts bugs'... WAT??? GTFO WITH YOUR RACISM.

can't wait to move out of here!
Tags: apartment hell, infestation, landlord shenanigans, mod having too much fun with tags, roaches are gross!, stupid racism, tex-mex food is delicious, totally not about rats
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