I went to this house in the run down part of town to do an emergency service. It seemed like the tenants have issues with their rental home. All five of them sat outside the house with luggage bags in tow when I showed up. Unfortunately none of them spoke English fluently. In broken sentences and hand signals, I gather that they were just in the middle of moving in when they noticed that all is not well. The husband who had been quiet all this time suddenly burst out and said, “The roaches built that!” pointing to the house. So I proceeded to do the service and was just sort of shocked when I had done the first socket. There were hundreds of little hair-like feelers waving back at me. Not even wall plates to cover the plugs. I was thinking this would be an easy job. Gross as it was; I kept on going and dusted every outlet. After I was done inside, I proceeded to spray the exterior of the house. As I rounded the bend that leads to the back, I noticed a shoe sized hole near the foundation. I immediately sprayed it thinking this would be a good hiding spot. I started hearing screaming coming from the people inside and turned my head to see what all the commotion was. However, I wasn’t able to find that out because of the sudden rush of cockroaches that came pouring out of the hole. I’m not kidding when I say the roaches came out like a wave of Black Death and covered the entire patio and back wall. These things were even crawling over the doors and patio furniture. The more I sprayed, the more the roaches came, and for each that was dying, there were twenty more flushing out of the hole. I soon found out the interior was no better. By the time I finished the service, the tenants had left, but the office had called me with a message from the landlord. He lost the renters but will keep our service. Seems like the last tenants were complaining about roaches too!
By: Oliver Gomez
Las Vegas, NV