Not sure if this community is still active, but hoping for a little support..
So I just moved into this cute little house from 1902 in Georgia, and apparently with cute little old houses come cracks in the walls and to the outdoors...and cockroaches. I have such an intensely bad reaction to these insects that it's embarrassing. I went a few weeks without seeing any, but now it seems like it is more 'when' instead of 'if' in the bathroom. It makes me want to just take sleeping pills and go to bed really early just to avoid seeing them at night. I put some poison down two days ago, so I guess they're supposed to eat that and die. Does anyone know how long that is supposed to take? I also have a can of raid, but last night my friend sprayed one and it did not die (we think) it ran away. hopefully just to die somewhere else. I also have bay leaves all over the house because I read that those are a good deterrant. I hate feeling like this. has anyone gotten over a severe phobia? or gotten rid of bugs? I actually read that you can get a gecko and they'll run around and eat all the roaches...but I'm not sure how I feel about that either. argh.