Keeping Roaches Away

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Yesterday, my tenant sent me a picture of a note that was taped to the door of my condo. It basically says "Notice: We have an uncontrollable cockroach infestation. Our half-assed efforts didn't fix it, so you're on your own. Thank you for your prompt and understand(sic) response to this matter. -Condo Assn.".

Tenant says she has not seen any critters in her unit, but that doesn't mean they are not there. She and her family do keep it tidy. I desperately want to avoid them getting in if they haven't already taken up residence and laid eggs. Since I can't locate and set fire to the offending unit, I'm hoping there are preventative steps to keep them at bay. Does anybody have any experience with keeping the cucarachas out of a condo? 

As of today, I am in the same boat as you, Sara.  But I believe my tenant's filthy habits brought them in.  Being a condo unit, I'm unable to "prove" they brought them in.  I wish someone had responded to your initial inquiry!

Originally posted by @Sara Maree :

Yesterday, my tenant sent me a picture of a note that was taped to the door of my condo. It basically says "Notice: We have an uncontrollable cockroach infestation. Our half-assed efforts didn't fix it, so you're on your own. Thank you for your prompt and understand(sic) response to this matter. -Condo Assn.".

Tenant says she has not seen any critters in her unit, but that doesn't mean they are not there. She and her family do keep it tidy. I desperately want to avoid them getting in if they haven't already taken up residence and laid eggs. Since I can't locate and set fire to the offending unit, I'm hoping there are preventative steps to keep them at bay. Does anybody have any experience with keeping the cucarachas out of a condo? 

 Only one thing to do, call in the pros. You need to hire an exterminator.