Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pest Control

The pest control people are coming tomorrow. And every time they come, we’ve to find a place to ‘hide’ for the rest of the day coz the smell is too strong. So usually, we’ll go shopping or go to my BIL’s place to hang out till night time. Of coz the smell is still there, but at least it’s bearable.

We engage them every 2 to 3 months. Actually we can see some cockroaches in the house within a month after the service. But they are usually quite stoned and easy to whack. I’m really scared of cockroaches, especially those that can fly. So whenever I see one, I’ll shout for help and hubby will come to the rescue. If hubby’s not at home, my next saviour is Kakak. She’s not afraid of roaches, but is very afraid of lizards. So when it comes to lizards, I’ll be her heroine. hehehehe

Another nuisance in the house is ants. Once the chemicals wear out (normally 2-3 months’ time), I can see ants trails coming in through the kitchen window and door. I really hate those tiny ants. They’ll conquer your food within minutes if you leave them uncovered.

I’m actually worried about the chemical smell and how it can affect young children. According to the pest control people, it’s not harmful but may make them nauseous if exposed directly. How do you handle those pests in your house? Do you engage a pest control service or you use some products that can keep them away?

9 comments:

mybabybay said...

I just engage Rentokil and they are coming next week. This is the first time for a house spray. They told me the chemical is odourless. Lets hope so.

Bryan's Mama said...

i don't have a pest controller but my parents do, and they have been using them for years. They take care of my niece, who is now 4yrs old. When I was still living there, I recall that they would put my niece in a room until the guys are done. She's growing up perfectly normal so i guess the odour is ok!

slavemom said...

Mich, the guy (who came to spray) told me they hv another type which is odourless. It's more expensive n supposedly can last longer than the one I'm currently using. Will hv to enquire further from the sales lady.

Paik Ling, that's comforting to know.

JO-N said...

We don't practise pest control. We usually leave the lizards alone as they don't harm. My maid and hubby would kill the cocroach the traditional way (slipper). As for the ants, I find the ant powder most effective.

Health Freak Mommy said...

I engage Rentokil. I totally freak out when i see cockroaches, esp those with flappy wings, eeuuu....
Like u, I will call my hubby or my maid to my rescue, so useless eh?

slavemom said...

Joanne, as long as those pests r under ctrl... that's ur best method of pest ctrl. :)

Shireen, no lah... some creepy (n flying) insects r jes too scary!

jazzmint said...

hmmm..i must agree with u, ants are rather irritating...they come even the slightest trail of a rice grain!! But then again I've not engaged 1 so far

zara's mama said...

I also don't like to have pest control folks in the house..

They really spray way too much chemicals.

That's why we have cockroaches running around, and even rats in the house. :(

slavemom said...

Jazz, I rmbr u've got termites prob earlier. Din get the pest ctrl ppl to come n inspect?

ZMM, aiks... that's scary. So do u use those 'bungalow' to capture the rats?