DH is going to bug bomb our house. He gets up at night and swears there are roaches everywhere. I see maybe 1 at a time ever but whatever. I've already secured all our food so they couldn't get in to it and rinse all our dishes right away and we've tried bait stations. He's disgusted and worried and therefore gets really pissy with me about it. I'm 7 months pregnant and we have a 3 year old. Poison scares me way more than bugs do, bugs live everywhere outside so what's the big deal about them being in? In my mom's old house in Florida bugs just got in, no way around it, and down there we had some scary looking ones.
I told him my idea of a compromise is DS and I must stay away for 2 days and DH has to air it out the whole time and clean all the surfaces before we come back. He says I'm making it impossible, I think I'm still taking a huge risk but trying to work it out with him. What's the safest way to deal with this? I'm thinking what I'll do is:
bag and box up all clothes and blankets from the closets
roll up the rugs and cover them
take out all food and dishes/ store things in the fridge
cover couches in towels
relocate the cat to the garage for the first day
Pack up and leave for 2 days and 2 nights, though the package says 6 hours plus 3 to air out
Only let DH use the minimum recommended number of canisters for our cu ft
Make sure the pilot light on the water heater is off, apparently the stuff's combustible.
Have DH air the place out then wash the bedcovers and the towels I covered couches with, clean the counters, and mop the floors before we return.
Come home, unpack and return the rugs and clothes and such where they were
What would be the best cleaning solution to clean the surfaces after this? Would my usual vinegar/water help? And for the laundry things, would regular All F&C help? What other precautions would you take?