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Re: Ya win some. Ya loose some.
I saw first hand how someone here illegally hides in the shadows. I acted as a temporary super in a 36 family unit when the super we had walked out unexpectedly. One incident I recall vividly during that period was an infestation of flying cockroaches that were reported on one floor from two tenants located on either side of a central apartment occupied by some Hispanic women. The exterminator said they were tropical and not native to NY. He did his thing on the two apartments but the central one would not admit him even after I explained the situation to them. They moved about a month or two later. They gave a friend of mine some metal kitchen cabinets. I advised her not to bring them into the house until I checked out the apartment. The first thing I did after entering the apartment was pull out the refrigerator and it was unreal like bats leaving a cave and I ran out to get the exterminator back. He couldn't believe what he was seeing when he came back. He literally sprayed the entire walls and later came back to fumigate the entire apartment. There was no way that those women weren't aware they were infested. BTW, the person who got the cabinets submerged then in the bathtub for a couple of days and they were hiding in them too. No way I would have brought them into the house after seeing what I did no matter how badly I needed them.