When my dad retired last year, he asked me to take over the family’s retail business. I had been working there for the past 20 years and I knew all of the ins and outs. So, it is only natural that he ask me to run the place, as opposed to selling it off or bringing in an outsider to run it for us. We had been having some problems with pests in our warehouse, so I called a place that handles pest control in Brooklyn to come help us after failing to rid the place of them myself.
I originally bought some gallon jugs of spray. I donned protective gear so that I would not get it all over my hands and feet, and then I walked around and tried to spray as much as I could. I could not reach the top shelves, but I assumed that bugs were not really a problem 15 feet in the air. I could not have been more wrong. The problem persisted. That is when I bought those little roach motels that have a sticky residue inside that tempts the roaches to go in one side to eat it, but then they are not able to exit and get away. The seemed to lessen the problem a little, but as the old saying goes, when you see one roach, there are hundreds more waiting to come out.
I simply could not let this problem go on. If any bugs crawled into the items we sell and we shipped our products to customers with bugs in the boxes, we would lose business fast. Word travels fast amongst customers these days thanks to the Internet. I knew it was time to stop messing around, so I called a pro exterminator. He showed up the same day and did the work. It has been two months since then and we have not seen even one bug since he left.