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Cockroaches... be honest with me please! :)

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    Cockroaches... be honest with me please! :)

    Right, so i've had a MAJOR issue with these delightful friends, which i will not go into...yet...

    but lets just say 6 months later and 1 popped by for a cup of tea and to say hello... ( this is after a recent prevention treatment)...

    What I want to know is are they EXTREMELY common in hk apartments???
    Am I fretting over nothing?
    (altho for me they are on the lines of being scared of snakes)
    I realise they exsist here, i've seen them out & about!

    It is nothing to do with cleanliness as i am a cleanaholic and clean every day.

    I just cant believe i lived in Robinson Rd when i was in hk before and altho saw them on the escalator, I did NOT see them once in my apartment,
    yet now living in Pok Fu Lam, they seem to have aquired a residence as lodgers in my nice clean apartment...

    Nasty little....


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    We've had a couple of roach infestations too. You've got to find where they've laid their eggs, and kill them. Spray the house, with baygon when you're out, and also place roach motels in places where you've seen them. We managed to get rid of our roaches in a week.

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    look& spray at dark places - normally that's where they like to party!

    i came across few when the neighbour was moving out. haven't seen them again....yet!! *fingers crossed*

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    Are you on a low floor? Check drains etc for ways in. Nasty little ****

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    Low floor... I could understand them if I were! I'm actually on the 39th floor!!!

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    Sometime a dirty neighbor may be the problem. We have a dirty neighbor, which consist of a couple with 4 young kids + 1 cat (and who knows what else), living in a 1 bedroom apartment. Their place really stinks. Their kitchen is next to our, and it seems that their cockroaches get into our kitchen by the plumbing. Luckily our cats take care of them, so we have never seen cockroaches farther than the living room.

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    The thing is when we 1st moved in even before we 'moved' in there was a 'infestation' which we dealt with, with alot of complaining, the apartment was fumigated 3 times 3 days in a row by rentokil because i jus wasn't happy as i have a 2 yr old.
    We even made the apartement building management have the top 6 above us and below 6 floors sprayed and this is in a well known complex, sorry I will have to say it is Bel-Air as it is a complete joke as now just been informed that since the last infestation, our above neighbours moved out and had a problem also...

    If no-one is made aware of these situations, it will just spin out of control.. i just dont think it should be happening..

    (Please tell your management if u see any at all! It really isnt fair on other tenants.)

    In central yes... here, i guess i wouldnt expect it.

    Argh and hubby only had the place sprayed 3 weeks ago so its so annoying and yes extremely frustrating.. this is my home and i don't want to share it with any little nasties!!! :(

    (p.s pls excuse if my rant doesnt make sense..im just so angry!!)
    Last edited by @dorable; 04-27-2010 at 05:38 PM. Reason: typo

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    that's so bizarre, i have no seen a roach in the apartments I have lived in since I moved to HK... only on the streets have I seen them.

    try a pest control place? They should be able to clear out your problem?

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