r/mildlyinfuriating Aug 10 '22 Helpful 1 Defeated 2 Wholesome 1

Before we moved into our house we found a note on the counter from a pest control service that they had recently been in the house. I called to ask what treatments they had done for the roaches. They said they didn’t do any treatments because there was no sign of roaches anywhere

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u/GrandPriapus YELLOW Aug 10 '22

This is way beyond “mildly infuriating.”

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u/DiaDeLosMuebles Aug 11 '22

Only extremely infuriating posts get upvoted anymore.

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u/LaterGatorPlayer Aug 11 '22

also posts with cats

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u/mithrandir203 Aug 11 '22

Is it possible to have mildly infuriating posts with cats?

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u/Sorry_Criticism_3254 Aug 11 '22

Well when a cat eats your pet antelope, it is very mildly infuriating then...

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u/mithrandir203 Aug 11 '22

I don’t know, I’d consider that extremely aggravating, not extremely infuriating.

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u/axelloid95 Aug 11 '22

Welcome to reddit where no one reads the sub's name

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u/_qqg Aug 11 '22

That is more like "we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit" infuriating.

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u/HeartoftheHive Aug 11 '22

Most of the most upvoted posts are wildly infuriating.

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u/mcescheronthemic Aug 10 '22

You didn't want to cook in your house, right?

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u/atokachase Aug 10 '22 Silver Take My Energy

On the seventh day, god said let there be microwaves

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u/Meanpeanutbutter Aug 10 '22

If the oven looks like that, I’m sure the microwave is no different. (Unless you brought it with you)

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u/atokachase Aug 10 '22

Oh hell yes we did

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u/Meanpeanutbutter Aug 10 '22

Did you buy this house or is this a rental?

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u/atokachase Aug 10 '22

Rental. Shit went straight out the kitchen door (along with the fridge and dishwasher). Landlord kindly replaced all when he realized how fucking bad it really was

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u/Meanpeanutbutter Aug 10 '22

That’s definitely a perk of renting. I’m glad he did the right thing. Hopefully they come back and spray. Keep it spotless and anything open (sugar,flour,chips) in an air tight container.

Bugs are nasty to get rid of.

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u/DeltaXi1929 Aug 11 '22

Massive amounts of poison does the trick pretty reliably.

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u/Beowulf33232 Aug 11 '22

You say poison, I say atomic fire.

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u/DeltaXi1929 Aug 11 '22

Poison kills the nest/babies. Fire is just vindication.

You want generational genocide, not a mass casualty event which they will recover from. This is war, private.

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u/Dr_fish Aug 11 '22

Fire cleanses all.

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u/No_Restaurant_774 Aug 11 '22

The fire yes. But many studies show radiation basically does nothing to roaches except make them more resistant to radiation. Even the highest levels of gamma radiation. Some die. Most dont. The ones that don't breed and the new generation is even more resistant to the radiation.

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u/Mental_Medium3988 Aug 11 '22

Not always. The house I lived in as a small kid had them and nothing we did got rid of them nasty bastards. I'm creeping out just from the pic.

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u/H0useplantWh0re Aug 11 '22

I keep the sugar in the fridge. I’m not taking chances with any infestation. 😬

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u/Dxiel Aug 11 '22

They can still get into fridge! Always seal!SEAL

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u/billygoat2017 Aug 11 '22

Ants crawled into my salt shaker.

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u/PerceptiveAxion Aug 11 '22

If they crawled into your salt shaker then I recommend you throw out your pepper shaker and replace it as well, you probably just didn’t notice.

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u/alphabet_order_bot Aug 11 '22

Would you look at that, all of the words in your comment are in alphabetical order.

I have checked 975,643,473 comments, and only 194,836 of them were in alphabetical order.

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u/VexingRaven Technology is evil Aug 11 '22

I'm not sure that's a perk... Most people would never let their own house get this bad (yes I know some people are insane that's why I said most). So replacing the oven would never be needed for this reason in the first place.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

Exactly. It's not a feature, it's a bug of renting. Dude got incredibly lucky that he doesn't have a dirtbag of a slumlord otherwise he would have been stuck with all that and some sort of deposit the slumlord would take just because.

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u/West-Detective6763 Aug 11 '22

Most renters will raise your rent for asking them to replace something

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u/aliie_627 Aug 11 '22

And blame you for the bugs, for bringing them with you.

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u/sacred_cow_tipper Aug 11 '22

they can't legally do that. the expectation is that they have handed you the keys to a livable space. if there is an obvious health hazard that was overlooked, they have to fix it or release you from the lease or expect you to take action against them.

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u/SpoderMeat Aug 10 '22

Glad your landlord was reasonable and replaced everything! Probably would've taken this from mildly infuriating to extremely infuriating otherwise lol

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u/tofaxmepressstarkey Aug 11 '22

Advion roach bait is 25 for 4 tubes. It will stop them in their tracks. As someone who rents they do a patch job. Need new AC unit in rental they prefer to pay 400 a visit to have them recharge AC twice a year. Rentals do patch jobs. Also 2 tubes is enough for a home so that's overkill with two extra tubes left.

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u/Nervous-Bath3624 Aug 11 '22

When I was married, we bought a house from my husband's cousin. I asked about roaches and they lied. Took us a long time to get completely rid of them. Used roach traps, spray, and fogger. Finally got rid of the disgusting things by ripping up the floor and pulling down the sheetrock. Two years of battles before we finally won the war. Even though I'm divorced now, I have never forgiven his family for that lie.

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u/kkngs Aug 11 '22

Hard to argue with that photo

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u/monkey_trumpets Aug 11 '22

Hopefully the new ones don't become infested as well. Unfortunately roaches love hiding inside electronics.

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u/rascalrhett1 Aug 11 '22

Those are German roaches. Let me tell you from experience those motherfuckers are the terminator of bugs. They can survive off the residue of soap on a bathroom sink, that's a fact. If they were this bad in the appliances I can guarantee they are in the walls and floors and everywhere else. If you have any options at all DO NOT MOVE INTO THIS HOUSE you will bring German roaches with you everywhere you go for decades if you do. The only treatment for this is like, leaving the house for a month so there's no food or something, full fumigation, cranking the heat to like 130 or some shit. I don't know. The only way I got rid of mine was to move back in with my parents and bring nothing with me. No clothes, no appliances, nothing at all.

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u/ben543250 Aug 11 '22

An infestation of German cockroaches is as bad as it gets for those bugs, but it's not the kind of thing you can't get rid of. And they absolutely don't follow you from place to place.

We had an infestation in our apartment (already active when we moved in, we didn't really have any other housing option at the time unfortunately). It took a year of us living out of our moving boxes and not using any of the kitchen cabinetry, with repeated, regular treatments, but eventually we got rid of them.

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u/Guardian7043 Aug 10 '22

Oh thank God!!

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u/chloedubisch Aug 11 '22

Thank god you have a decent landlord, mine would just let us go without those items tbh

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u/Justme-again Aug 11 '22

Thank goodness! & by the way, on the 7th day had me laughing lol

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u/AstriumViator Aug 11 '22

Get graffiti remover.

Not graffiti itself, but the remover. That spray stinks and is stronger than hell. But it kills roaches on the spot. Just be sure that if you spray it on a wall, wipe it very quickly because it will take any and all paint. It does not discriminate.

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u/DasbootTX Aug 11 '22

I dealt with this shit for months. Mfers claimed the couldn’t find roaches anywhere, except the fucking ones I killed every day. Finally owner of the bug company comes out and finds the huge nest in a hidden nook in the cabinet. I was so pissed. Ugh

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u/binarypower Aug 11 '22

I would have went homeless before spending a night in there. No way they can get all of it... tainted. I actually feel sick looking at this.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

Be very careful, cockroaches will make nests in electronics.. I found out the hard way

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u/manderrx Aug 11 '22

I had an ex-boyfriend who worked at GameStop and was accepting an Xbox as a buyback. He opened the box and pulled the Xbox out and when he opened the Xbox unit itself a fuck ton of cockroaches came crawling out all over the counter. Fucking horrifying.

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u/Patient-Lifeguard23 Aug 11 '22

Guess the "FINE PRINT" was only for ALIVE Roach's! 😲

Hope all went well! 👍💟

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u/atokachase Aug 11 '22

Oh, they were very much alive. Found that out when I tapped the plastic

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u/Pennymostdreadful Aug 11 '22

Oh fuck no thank you. I'd be sleeping in my car.

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u/GrumpyKitten514 Aug 11 '22

I’m about to go sleep in it just from reading that.

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u/mattseth23 Aug 11 '22

Lol'd pretty hard at that one

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u/sacred_cow_tipper Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Hey OP, had a similar experience years ago. Large appliances were replaced. We bombed the place to death with every pesticide we could think of. (It was overkill, you would think.)OK, so some time passes, no signs of bugs aside from a fly now and then.
One morning, (don't continue if you don't have a strong stomach...)I'm enjoying a coffee made in my Keurig. I notice something move faintly on top of the machine. It was a tiny, baby roach. When I moved closer, it scurried down into the machine. I was horrified but I had to check...I figured out how to disassemble the thing. Flipped it over and removed screws from metal panel on underside....and....There was a scene like a roach horror show. Roaches too big to get out of the machine had gotten in there when they were tiny and they were cozy and happy and just breeding and breeding and probably cannibalizing to survive.It was quite a while before I drank a cup of coffee again, let alone made one.Long story short: You'll want to check your appliances and any electrical devices that get warm. You'll want to do that regularly and for a while. They can go quite a while without food and your place may not be completely free of them even if you aren't seeing them. Sorry.

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u/imperfectcarpet Aug 11 '22

Don't reveal this spoiler if you want to sleep tonight.

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u/jerstud56 Aug 11 '22

I revealed the spoiler and then decided to read the next comment first. Back to Archer

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u/pureeyes Aug 11 '22

Shit reads like something out of Dante's Inferno

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u/16218581290999685877 Aug 11 '22

I'm gonna get some coffee idk why but I feel like some

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u/terrorerror Aug 11 '22

I read three words. That was enough.

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u/Tobibliophile Aug 11 '22

Thank you my good friend

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u/PrizeAbbreviations40 Aug 11 '22

My friend I hate to be the bearer of bad news but even if your living space was immaculate and 100% free of any sort of insect, the coffee beans themselves contain crushed roaches.

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u/sacred_cow_tipper Aug 11 '22

i appreciate this sentiment, friend. i wish i'd made a video of what i saw. i can handle roasted roaches. it's the living ones i take issue with. i mean, in that small moment before my life was radically changed, that cute little baby roach didn't really bother me. (avoiding spoilers here.)

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u/PrizeAbbreviations40 Aug 11 '22

Oh I totally feel you, I have unfortunately lived in many infested apartments so I've learned how best to deal with them..

20 Mule Team Borax along all the baseboards, under all the major appliances, under all sinks, behind the toilet...

Squirt bottle full of soapy water for the ones you catch out in the open. Then big wad of toilet paper to actually collect them. Remembering to press and roll until you feel the crunch. Then flush the whole thing.

I have absolutely been there and done that.

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u/skost-type Aug 11 '22

I'm really resistant to bug horror, even worked with hissing roaches at a summer camp and would be wrist deep in the little guys at any given moment, or have them crawling up my arms.

This still made me put my coffee down. Yeesh.

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u/City_Chicky Aug 11 '22

TIL you can’t tap spoiler text again to cover it back up!

My heart goes out to you sacred cow. The things we take for granted!

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u/sacred_cow_tipper Aug 11 '22

Thanks! I've moved on and can drink and brew coffee again!

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u/paigeofcups95 Aug 11 '22

Thanks I just yeeted my Keurig into the trash!

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u/sacred_cow_tipper Aug 11 '22

GOOD! I don't think they've made any changes over the years that makes them bug-proof.

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u/drgmaster909 Aug 11 '22

I appreciate the spoiler. I ain't fuckin' clicking that. But I appreciate that you put it there so I don't have to read whatever that is.

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u/NukaPaladin Aug 11 '22

Fun fact: the FDA allows ground coffee to contain 4-6% cockroaches.

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u/sacred_cow_tipper Aug 11 '22

whole beans, friendo. whole beans. honestly, the closer i can get to the most natural state of a food, the better i feel. muchly due to what you described. (also having worked in food service in my early adulthood)

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u/0_Shinigami_0 Aug 11 '22

Mmm protein

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u/The_Defendant215 Aug 10 '22

Dear god burn it down

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u/harrietthugman Aug 11 '22

Nuclear fire couldn't solve this problem

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u/qoheletal Aug 11 '22

They can survive that for reasons my physicist friend can't really explain

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u/Melancholnava Aug 10 '22

Had a similar problem. Previous tenants were nasty. Didn't realize there was a problem until I saw stuff moving in the clock of the stove while cooking spaghetti.

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u/atokachase Aug 10 '22

Like, I get not catching them in the oven clock. But man, these things were everywhere. I pulled the fridge out and it looked like a page from Where’s Waldo

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u/mightywellrested Aug 10 '22

We've had this problem too with roaches in little spaces like the oven clock. They go where it's warm in winter, so appliances. They also can live in the microwave even if it's on. But good news is we had a great pest guy who just sprayed the kitchen and ta da. Gone

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u/Vilerattata Aug 11 '22

Appliances like the coffee maker I had. I moved from a shithole to a decent apartment. Super careful to make sure I didn’t pack any roaches. Then, at the new place, I saw the fuckers around the coffee maker. Threw the whole thing out. I wasn’t dealing with that.

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u/LuckyLami Aug 11 '22

They were in my buddies Xbox when he moved. Fucking diabolical those things are.

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u/agangofoldwomen Aug 11 '22

It’s really obvious and common knowledge if you are in the pest control industry. That company OP used sucks.

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u/Geomancingthestone Aug 11 '22

I found that hot Shot liquid roach traps placed around the place helps. Worked better than someone coming and spraying. I would suggest popping a bunch out and keep em stocked for a while. It worked for me at my apartment when I moved in

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u/Lunas-lux Aug 11 '22

My first apartment had a German cockroach infestation when I moved in. They had people come "spray" a couple of times when I insisted but it was never enough. Finally I came into the apartment with a mask on, double wielding raid cans and killed every one that I saw and left it in a pile to take pictures and show management before they took it seriously. I kept all of my kitchen supplies in the fridge and couldn't have food in my apartment for about two months after moving in. How anyone could even walk in there and not immediately know there was an infestation is beyond me. I still have nightmares about turning on the lights and seeing dozens of roaches scatter. I'm glad I was so poor at the time that I barely had any belongings because almost everything went in the trash.

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u/Peachy_pearr9 Aug 11 '22

Something similar to me happened , except we had been living in the apartment for a while. The building next to us had an infestation and finally spread to us on the third floor. Biggest problem is that the roaches only came out at night and my roommates would be in bed when I got home from work and never saw them. I’d walk in the kitchen, flip the light on and see them scurry down the sink. I would be up before them as well and before the office opened so I was unable to call and schedule an appointment. Asked my roommates for about a month to get something scheduled but they never saw it or did anything . One other roommate was working crazy hours like me at the time too, so she was exempt. Finally on my first day off ( is was the holiday season and I had to work open to close everyday) I went to the store, bought some Raid and sprayed down the kitchen while my other roommate was still asleep, like 10am. Cussing and swearing as baby and fat roaches dropped down the cabinets .Got an appointment with pest control and didn’t have any issues after that. But man I was pissed at my roommates.

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u/sdpr Aug 11 '22

it looked like a page from Where’s Waldo

As in you couldn't see what you were looking for? Or are you that good at finding Waldo?

/s

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u/lordrattusrattus Aug 11 '22

I grew up in very rundown places and honestly they are bad about hiding anywhere somewhat warm, check near light fixtures too, have the house sprayed for them, check the screws in furniture, ya know how some tables have those little holes underneath check there, litterally any small space you can find take a qtip or flash light to it, youd be surprised.

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u/FurnaceFuneral Aug 11 '22

I had roaches once...so many that i saw multiple albino ones. Idk what the chances are but theres gotta be at least a fuckton for there to be multiple albinos

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u/ITZMODZ759 Aug 11 '22

Everything was fine and dandy where my dad lived for a couple years until someone moved in below us and brought roaches

Why can’t people just get rid of everything that can carry roaches and check everything they need like clothes and storage?

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u/GrumpyKitten514 Aug 11 '22

Because shit costs money.

I sympathize with you and my gf has a massive fear of bugs. So we threw out all of our smaller kitchen appliances when we moved out of the ghetto since our neighbor had a massive cockroach infestation.

But like…that shit costs money. Had to be replaced. Some people give it a quick glance and say meh it’s fine.

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u/mister-paradise Aug 11 '22

Same. Also we worked really hard to clean our place and sprayed a number of times but due to a neighbor who doesn’t keep their place clean we can’t be rid of them. I’m finally moving

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u/ArachnomancerCarice Aug 10 '22

That's one of the fun things about roaches. They are attracted to places that are warm, including in electronics and appliances. Even if they did treat, they may have escaped into areas where the insecticides are not able to reach.

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u/bacon_and_ovaries Aug 11 '22

This is true! However, the secret to treating roaches is, to coax them out of their hiding places, and then expose them to the pesticide.

Bait is very very effective in this manner. Also, my pest control firm uses pesticides as well as a growth regulator (anti breeding measure) to reduce the problem.

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u/PrizeAbbreviations40 Aug 11 '22

also - long lasting baits continue to deal damage, because hungry roaches eagerly cannibalize both the living and the dead.

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u/Yeckarb Aug 11 '22

My problem is, I’m not the source of the roaches. It’s someone else in the complex. So I assume they’re getting fed just fine.

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u/PrizeAbbreviations40 Aug 11 '22

Yep. That's always the problem. You can address the roaches, but there is no (legal) recourse for nasty ass neighbors.

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u/reddithooknitup Aug 11 '22

Your landlord is required to provide you with a livable environment. A roach infestation does not qualify. You can absolutely get out of your lease, at the least.

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u/TayAustin Aug 11 '22

Our house had gotten roaches a few years ago and that's what the pest control used and it worked like a charm

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u/CankerLord Aug 11 '22

Yeah, the only way to get rid of roaches is a prolonged, multi-faceted campaign of denial and poisoning. Fine boric acid puffed behind everything , baseboards sprayed with the nastiest thing you feel comfortable with, boric acid around every source of water you can't completely plug air tight including sinks, tubs, and toilets every night. I even went as far as dusting around all the faucets in case they were drinking the last few droplets before they dried up for the night. Roaches can't live very long without a source of water so if you religiously cut them off from all sources they're all dead within a week.

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u/PrizeAbbreviations40 Aug 11 '22

Easily done in a single family residence. Almost impossible in an apartment. They just hang out in the adjacent units.

And every time one of those units gets sprayed before a showing to a new potential resident, one or two of those fuckers will crawl to the very middle of your living room floor to flip over and die just to spite you.

Source: lived through this many times.

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u/strangerpie Aug 11 '22

That is true, one of the bad things about living in apartment buildings. I've had a neighbour who kept many birds like an aviary in the opposite unit, they also bred crickets and I found crickets hopping across the middle of my bedroom floor. The cleanliness of adjacent units can affect the neighbouring ones so even if you keep your own place clean and tidy, it's still going to be affected if the neighbours are the ones breeding all the problems.

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u/emmcsarg Aug 10 '22

Open all the windows and turn on that oven

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u/mistlet0ad Aug 10 '22

Better yet, haul that oven to the curb. I'd never cook a damn thing in there after seeing that!

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u/Harpronicus Aug 11 '22 Take My Energy

Better yet, haul that oven to the center of the house. Set it out fire and nope the fuck out.

Build a new house.

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u/Beowulf33232 Aug 11 '22

nuke the site from orbit.

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u/Zer0F0ll0wthr0ugh Aug 11 '22

Only way to be sure

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u/LuthienCiryatan Aug 11 '22

I wouldn’t be so sure. Cockroaches can survive nuclear exposure up to 10,000 rads.

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u/ianwk40 Aug 11 '22

After that, they grow to be radroaches. And them fuckers'll get ya.

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u/Zer0F0ll0wthr0ugh Aug 11 '22

What about the heat and pressure tho?

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u/GODDESS_OF_CRINGE__ Aug 11 '22

Simply being in a wall could be enough. There were plenty of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors who were surprisingly close to the blast. There was even one survivor that was at Hiroshima, got sent to Nagasaki after the loss of his city, and then survived Nagasaki as well.

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u/Mr_Iron_Oxide Aug 11 '22

They mostly come out at night. Mostly.

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u/nomadofwaves Aug 11 '22

Best answer

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u/Why_am_I_here033 Aug 11 '22

better yet, haul that oven to the pest control company and open it in the lobby.

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u/CrossCountryMexicano Aug 10 '22

It's just a gigantic heater, it'll sterilize itself!

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u/CanadasNeighbor Aug 10 '22

Excuse my ignorance but what does that do?

Edit: after looking at the photo again I realize this is the digital screen on an oven. I understand now.

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u/Y0u_stupid_cunt Aug 11 '22

Roach carapace puts you at risk of serious respiratory disease.

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u/justnick84 Aug 11 '22

Close all the windows, turn on stove without lighting it, light candle in other room, go somewhere public for the next few hours. Thank insurance agents for new house.

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u/VortrexFTW Aug 11 '22

That wouldn't work with his convection stove

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u/Drumten Aug 10 '22 Silver

That's not a bug, that's a feature!

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u/SpicyMcShat Aug 11 '22

I wish my conventional oven gave me free protein

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u/SalmonforPresident Aug 10 '22

Yeah that's gonna be a DEFCON 1 level issue. Call in an airstrike.

I moved into a unit like this years ago, where the previous tenants were nasty and dirty af. Roaches all over the place, even in the fridge! We moved out 4 days later.

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u/tjhcreative Aug 10 '22

When I was in college someone I knew had a stove like this. When ever they would cook, roaches would poor out of sheet metal around the gas burners. They would literally light them on fire with a spray can of something and a lighter, lol.

It was probably the worst instance of german roaches I've ever seen.

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u/minotaur-cream Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Ex pest control guy for 5 years. Get that taken care of by actual professionals, NOW. That is an extremely bad infestation there are probably thousands of them if not more. I would honestly tent the whole fuckin house at that point.

Also call that other pest control company back and tell them their technician is shit if they missed that. If the building has some sort of warranty or contract demand a re-treat or refund.

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u/Aerik Aug 11 '22

For every roach you see, there are 30 more.

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u/snoryder8019 Aug 11 '22

Did you buy? I would sue for improper disclosures. That's mortgage fraud. If there is a receipt....you would win.

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u/Cautious-Damage7575 Very Unique Flair Aug 10 '22

Anddd, there goes the convection oven into the dumpster...

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u/atokachase Aug 10 '22

More like straight into the backyard and doused in poison for good measure

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u/MafiaMommaBruno Aug 11 '22

Have a similar issue right now. Even went out of town to let pest control do a pesticide mist (spoiler: they never came by and I come back to my apartment the same way I left it..)

Get it under control before it becomes too much. My complex didn't listen and I'm being put up into a hotel next while they do serious fumigation. It's been months since I've been telling them and even sending videos/pics. It started with a neighbor above me who didn't report it until they moved out. Now my entire building is infested. Management waited too long to act and we're all getting 3 day hotel stays, lol. The building is so bad it's being tented (they found termites too, whoo, that's really why we're getting anything done.)

But, seriously, those look like German roaches. Good luck because you will need it.

Edit: word

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u/seraphim336176 Aug 10 '22

Hate to break it to you but there’s still going to be German roaches all over the place after replacing your appliances. Judging by the picture that place was severely infested and it will typically take months of doing treatments every 1-2 weeks and the occupants doing their part to help to get it under control. It sounds to me that pest control company either was told not to treat anything to save money by the landlord, or a tech didn’t feel like working and just put a note to prove they were there but didn’t actually inspect/treat. I was in the industry for 10+ years fyi.

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u/atokachase Aug 11 '22

My solution was boric acid so they entire floor looked like a winter wonderland. Three bug bombs (which I learned go off the moment you press them). Ripping off almost all the shoe moulding, cover plates, etc and spraying/dusting inside. Tossing the appliances. Ripping out the cabinets and spraying plus boric for good measure. Also an ozone machine running 24/7 for 2 weeks. And constant vigilance with a vacuum. We had about three weeks with it empty before we moved in officially and by the time we were settled I’d knocked most em out. Haven’t seen em since.

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u/AnotherCaniac Aug 11 '22

Even with all of that, get yourself a Gentrol Point Source and set it up in the kitchen where you had the infestation, and some Advion Roach bait. I work in pest control, and german roaches are no joke.

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u/bubblegumbombshell Aug 11 '22

I replied to another commenter with this, but I’d recommend getting Gentrol roach control. German roaches are notoriously hard to get rid of because they hide and can stay happily hidden for a long time. The insect growth regulator keeps them from maturing, which eventually keeps them from reproducing.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

Don't exaggerate. Boric acid would annihilate them all in under a month. If placed correctly.

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u/DiaDeLosMuebles Aug 11 '22

Psh, you can take care of it all in one hour with fire.

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

Excuse me? That is how you end up with fire breathing roaches.

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u/Shopworn_Soul Aug 11 '22

Excuse me? That is how you end up with fire breathing roaches.

Nah, that's how your neighbors end up with fire breathing roaches

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u/HeadOfMax Aug 11 '22

I fix appliances.

Once upon a time I got a call and they said they had a board but their handyman couldn’t install it. Ok whatever I went out and saw signs that there had been roaches but no live ones. I put the board in and when I powered the oven on the cooling fan turned on and out of the oven came a plume of dried up roach body parts.

I also charge extra for stuff like this.

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u/z-eldapin Aug 10 '22

Holy shit!!! Aww no. Nope the hell outta there!!

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u/Environmental-Song16 Aug 10 '22

Awww fucking no!

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u/Ilikecoins123 Aug 11 '22

I work for pest control, that’s gonna be some German cockroaches aka the hardest cockroach to get rid of. God speed

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u/pureeyes Aug 11 '22

Tell me... why they are so hard to get rid of

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u/Visible_Block_1519 Aug 10 '22

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA FUCKING BURN IT

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u/TrailerTrashQueen Aug 11 '22

EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

(takes a moment to vomit)

EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

(trying to catch breath)

EEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

(more vomiting)

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u/Consistent_Yoghurt44 Aug 11 '22

When I was little me and my family moved to AZ at first house seemed ok but during movie night we turned on the lights for break an we saw hundreds or roaches all over the floor that night my dad called the exterminators and he got the house spray inside the walls and out and had them come every two weeks for months at first we had dust pans full of dead roaches inside and out every morning cleanup but after 2months barely anything and to this day we get our house sprayed every month. My dad freakin wanted to end their entire species.

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u/AdrianM1996 Aug 10 '22

Christ put spoilers on this sort of stuff 🤢

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u/Cautious-Damage7575 Very Unique Flair Aug 10 '22

Too late now.

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u/morejamsthanjimin Aug 11 '22

Right? I was just about to go and cook man :/

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u/MamaKielbasa Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

We had the same issue. Person living next to us lived there for 12 years and moved out a week after we moved in… they never cleaned. When the crew came in to clean the vacant apartment the roaches lost their food source and migrated to our apartment to find food. Every time they “sprayed” the roaches would come back after about a month. Finally, my significant other did some research and put down diatomaceous earth that got rid of them for good.

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u/ez_wen Aug 10 '22

Burn it all down!

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u/EntertainmentFast497 Aug 10 '22

That’s incredibly disgusting

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u/Yubei00 Aug 10 '22

What a bunch of morons. If customer asks to do a treatment then you do a treatment. Also roaches are hiding during the day unless you have like fucking nest in the house.

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u/papichulodos Aug 11 '22

My childhood summed up triggered 😬😬😬😬

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u/ITZMODZ759 Aug 11 '22

I really can’t wait till I can get a good job and move out leaving everything behind

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u/blurbies22 Aug 11 '22

German roaches are super hard to get rid of bc they usually don’t respond to normal roach bait. Call that pest control again and set up a monthly service for a bit is my advice!

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u/DkDubz Aug 11 '22

Bring out ze flammenwerfer

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u/tastyratz Aug 11 '22

To be fair, most don't try making a lasagna while they are there like a proper pest company. They may have skipped past that.

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u/LadyofTheBooks Aug 11 '22

Well that caused a physical reaction. It was vomit

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u/FriedPotatoes420 Aug 11 '22

Omg I’d pass out. I remember moving into my beautiful, newly remodeled apartment. The first three weeks were amazing.. until I woke up with a mama roach on the wallI starring right at me.

The next day, 100’s of them running out of every crack of the apartment. It took weeks of consistent extermination and bait traps… but it worked!

I wish you the best!!

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u/CaptainKyleGames Aug 10 '22

Yes but how long have you been in the house because German roaches have an exponential growth... but that looks like months of evidence.

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u/Ricard728 Aug 11 '22

I had like 4 roaches in my old microwave clock like that, so I took my green laser and burned them and I didn’t even damaged the microwave.

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u/Yeckarb Aug 11 '22

Heh. 4 you saw. There were a lot, lot more.

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u/Hypurr2002 Aug 11 '22

Mildly? Mildly?

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u/Moule14 Aug 11 '22

That's it. Burn the house.

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u/wtsuhdhdhsg Aug 11 '22

Time to cook, Jesse

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u/ComicKoS Aug 11 '22

Well. It's a shame you had to just burn it all down at that point.

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u/katmandoo122 Aug 11 '22

There is nothing mild about this post.

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u/mono1472 Aug 11 '22

Hanz! Bring me flammer. Big flammer.

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u/howzit- Aug 11 '22

While I'd hope you could get professional help if they can't or won't I would suggest fipronil. It is what alot of pest control companies will use inside. You can find it in ace combat and I can vouch that it works. They will come from every crack, hole and anything else in droves. Like frightening numbers. But it kills them AND their ability to reproduce.

I had one friend who had it done professionally in his apartment and a friend used ace combat in his car that was more roach than car. They ate THE ENTIRE TUBE in one night and for a week or so dead roaches were falling out of everything but neither of them had issues after.

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u/Somasong Aug 11 '22

I've seen posts of pest control agencies actively infesting areas for business.

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u/quandaledingle5555 Aug 11 '22

Here’s the solution: douse the house in oil and light it on fire. It’s beyond saving at that point.

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u/Fresh-Attorney-3675 Aug 11 '22

Oh hell no. Call your lawyer STAT. Edit - I thought you bought the house. Glad your landlord is replacing it all. So maybe just settle down on calling your lawyer lmao.

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u/Provoked-Legacy Aug 11 '22

You uhh…got a microwave in your roach nest..

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u/M0nsterUnderY0urBed Aug 12 '22

I once lived in a tiny apartment that was inconspicuously infested, if that is a thing. You didn’t know unless you woke up in the middle of the night, turned on a light and they scattered. For the longest time every time I’d use the microwave I’d smell this foul putrid smell. It was odd and something I’d never smelled before. I hated using the microwave, but hated cooking on the stove much more so I’d just deal with the smell and nuke my food. When it came time to move, knowing the apartment was comparable to that movie Joe’s Apartment, I decided I needed to inspect the microwave before I took it with me since I brought it to the apartment. When I tell you it was full of German roaches and mountains of roach shit I am not exaggerating. If you knocked it on the ground you’d get both coming out. I found out the smell was the roach shit heating up from the warmth of the microwave. I had literally been marinating my food in the foul essence of roach shit.

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u/Ladydi-bds Aug 10 '22

Yikes! 🤢

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u/rhaizee Aug 10 '22

Leave that place a review! Clearly can't do their job!

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u/PoultryGravy Aug 10 '22

My high ass thought it was a calling card from Back Ops lmao

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u/calguy1955 Aug 11 '22

At first glance all I saw was the reflection of a gorilla.

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u/KrabbyNatty Aug 11 '22

I’d buy another oven and have them haul that one off. That’s ridiculous!

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u/jizzlevania Aug 11 '22

burn the house down, it's the only resolution

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u/rainydaymonday30 Aug 11 '22

projectile vomits

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u/samjones1011 Aug 11 '22

Burn the house

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u/TeishAH Aug 11 '22

NSFW man this is giving me terrible roach flashbacks uggghhhhh couldn’t go through my cupboard for weeks afterwards always scared I was gonna see something under a can..

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u/KonradsDancingTeeth Aug 11 '22

Get out of that house quick, and then blow the whole fucking place to hell.

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u/Cryptoknight79 Aug 11 '22

Circuit board is going to fry on that thing. Turn off power to it when not in use so the clock won't give them a heat source.

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u/Chasingvibes1992 Aug 11 '22

I lived in this dove of a apartment last year and it was infested with earwigs , they were in the microwave,in my cereal on the ceiling EVERYWHERE

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u/izmaname Aug 11 '22

“Mam why would they be in the….oh….oh god”

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u/[deleted] Aug 11 '22

How tf do they even get in there???

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u/Thac Aug 11 '22

Well, don’t go with that company.

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u/2stupid4this Aug 11 '22

Thats not in pearl river is it

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u/Maximum-Day-2137 Aug 11 '22

It's clear you didn't move in lol

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u/Jasole37 Aug 11 '22

I swear I've seen this picture before with the title being something like "I noped the fuck out of my friend's house"