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To want to move out today!!

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lalalooo Tue 04-Apr-17 23:00:44

We are in an air b & b holiday home in the Southern Hemisphere. Last night on going to bed I discovered loads of cockroaches throughout all rooms. We squashed what we could (most were small) some big ones got away. I have DDs with me (2&5) and DH was also grossed out. Text the owner who today has come and arranged pest control for this afternoon. In normal circumstances I would think this ok but with my DCs I am worried it's toxic / unhealthy?! Also I feel totally yukky and unable to relax!!

The weather has been very wet / damp and I think they've come in through the walls (house seems v clean) so am I over reacting to want to check out and find another place today? DH (and I sort of) think I probs am but I feel like it's ruined my holiday a bit. I don't want to eat or hang out in the house and we've paid an awful lot to be here.

I am most worried because DH will not be here tonight so I'll be home alone with the kids. I am panicking they will be crawling out of the walls! I feel ill thinking about it!

lalalooo Tue 04-Apr-17 23:01:46

Ps it's morning here hence the confusing times mentioned above (pest control coming this afternoon).

Dowser Wed 05-Apr-17 00:04:25

We had to stay in an apartment that had a lot of cockroaches. As well as my two boys we had two other children with us.
Just couldn't afford to hire somewhere else at such short notice.

They were coming up through a broken drain.

Horrible evil creatures.

Ferrisday Wed 05-Apr-17 00:06:18

Oh god
I'd have to leave
The owner should give you a refund

LustyBusty Wed 05-Apr-17 04:58:10

Meh. I live in the southern hemisphere and cockroaches are kind of a way of life. He's offered to get pest squad in, house looks clean, there's not a lot else can be done... Would you feel differently about flies? Or ants? Or bees?

highinthesky Wed 05-Apr-17 05:05:58

I wouldn't be happy but it's more likely to cause your DCs anxiety when in that environment than any physical harm. Unless of course they think it's actually fun to run after the roaches and squish them to death, rather than a necessity.

In which case you really are in trouble....shock

beingsunny Wed 05-Apr-17 05:21:56

I live down here, it's pretty normal I'm afraid.
We tend to get the pest man our once a year and their chemicals are all safe.

TerrorAustralis Wed 05-Apr-17 05:37:43

I am from the Southern Hemisphere and currently live in the tropics. Cockroaches exist in these places, but I definitely do not want to live with them. I'd move out.

JonesyAndTheSalad Wed 05-Apr-17 05:44:30

I'm in Oz. It's normal. They come in from outside...they're not like the dirty kitchen cockroaches in England. I know they're hideous but they're not as evil.

It's very normal though.

picklemepopcorn Wed 05-Apr-17 06:04:43

I stayed in a hotel in Malaysia, pretty posh, and they came up through the bathroom drain whenever the lights were off. Turn the lights on and they rustled away again. No barefoot nighttime bathroom trips for me!

donajimena Wed 05-Apr-17 06:08:59

I used to live in the canaries. When I came in at night I learnt very quickly to close my eyes and count to twenty when I switched lights on.

PollytheDolly Wed 05-Apr-17 06:25:59

My toes are curling! confused

SquinkiesRule Wed 05-Apr-17 08:18:51

Move out.
We lived California where the cockroaches lived, I wouldn't want to stay when they are sending out pest control.
We had monthly pest control at our new build and never saw a cockroach, however in our old rental, I never got out of bed in the dark, they were everywhere. Shudder!

NaiceBiscuits Wed 05-Apr-17 10:27:34

So if they don't like the light, maybe keep the lights on?

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