I’ve been living in my apt for two years and I had never seen a cockroach until last night. The sucker was huge, at least 3 inches long and muddy brown colored. Anyway, I didn’t have any bug spray so I sprayed it with my most toxic smelling household product, resolve carpet stain remover, which smells like it’s composed mostly of turpentine. He didn’t seem to like it but scurried out of sight before I could get him again. I found him dead this morning.
My question is, do I need to hire an exterminator? Could this one guy have wandered into my apt from elsewhere in the building, or is there a good chance I have a family of these things somewhere in here?