After I finished the last blog post, I discovered that I had an uninvited pet in my bathroom of the cockroach kind. My building has long had roach issues, but they've usually stayed out of my apartment. Now I definitely have to ask for them to send an exterminator, because like most sane people, I hate roaches and they freak me out.
But if I need the exterminator to come and if I need him to come for a follow-up, how does that affect my prospects for getting a cat?
Is the exterminator going to leave toxins around for the cats I plan to adopt? My question, in short, is how do you exterminate roaches without poisoning your cats? I hear that borax is great for killing roaches, but it also kills cats.
Also, won't the food bowls and litterbox be an invitation to more roaches? What's a cat-owner to do?