Originally Posted by ladybugchild77
Thank you so much for your replies. I went out and bought "roach motels" which I put in the cupborads. Those of you with weak stomachs might want to skip this part - so I was putting one in the cupboard above my fridge that I rarely use and there were at least 100 of them in there - mostly alive and they all scattered when I let in the light. I just about died. They are all over the darn place - in all cupboards, in the bathroom in the kitty's food. This is so disgusting. And I will definitely get the complex here to change my dishwasher - that is a very good idea; I have seen them in there too. And when I opened up my microwave tonight there was even one on there running around. I want to cry.
I lived in a place like this once - I couldn't even use my drip coffee maker because they would get in there. I don't know if there is much you can do - your building is probably infested. Try to make sure that there is never any food or water left out. Check for drips under your sinks. Seal up any holes under the sinks. Water attracts them almost as much as food. Put all dry foods in air-tight containers, or ziploc bags, or keep it in the fridge. Call your landlords and have them exterminate again. We did all this and still had problems - it was really hopeless.
So sorry you are dealing with this - I sometimes have nightmares about my old apartment, it was so disgusting. But now I know to check for the signs so we've never rented an place with a bug problem since.