I almost thought I was going to die on Easter Sunday evening (okay, I'm prone to dramatics but let me finish).
We just moved into our new place 3 weeks ago...I have seen no signs of roaches.
Sunday evening, I had just settled into bed with my little one when I saw an insect *gulp* on the wall...I jumped up and confirmed that it was a brown cockroch
Now I don't like roaches for many reasons...they are filthy and carry germs, invade your food supply and such.
But I have such a strong emotional aversion to cockroaches...they were quite prevalent in our home growing up and I remember waking up at night to feel them crawling on my neck :Puke
So needless to say, I smashed it well and flushed it...
I have been paranoid since then...I went and bought airtight storage containers for my cereals, grains, sugars, flours and crackers...I have slept with the light on ever since that night and I am waking more frequently, afraid that there is one crawling nearby....I am wondering if eating in the bedroom should be off-limits now...
It was only ONE roach and the only one I've seen but I know better...there is no such thing as one roach...there is nest somewhere full of "friends and family".
So here is my question:
Suppose I put some natural potted herbs around the home to divert the roaches? Is it true they hate rosemary? Are there natural oils I can annoint my walls with that will keep them away?
Help! Advice please! I want to feel comfortable in our new home!