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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Jakeman, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I just moved into an apartment. Yay.

    Unfortunately my main system isn't working after I moved it. Not yay. But that's why I have lots of computers.
     
  2. Elbereth

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    Whoa, Jakeman out on his own*. Congrats on the new place. Hope you get the system up soon.

    * I know, you mostly were before.
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    My main system decided to start working again this morning. My computer is such a woman sometimes. I think she just needed a good night's sleep after such an ordeal.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    fleas in the carpet, and omg am I a bug phobe. I just spent 90 minutes vacuuming like an OCD crack whore. They are gonna bomb the place on Monday.

    :distress:
     
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    eww. they should have done that before you moved in.
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Yeah. But to be fair... I don't imagine they automatically bomb every apartment before leasing it, and fleas tend to lay dormant when the area is vacant. On the other hand, I filled a whole vacuum bag last night which tells me they didn't clean the carpet very well even though they shampooed it. It's thick carpet.

    Shit happens. I will have it all sorted soon enough. I like everything else about this place.
     
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    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    no 5-second rule?
     
  9. dcwilson26

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    Still in the same city or a new one?
     
  10. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Still in Modesto.
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Ok I think the fleas are gone. I haven't seen one since the carpet treatment over a month ago. They actually did carpet foam instead of a bomb which is nice because because it doesn't contaminate all surfaces. Then they had me vacuuming every couple days for a few weeks.
     
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    Grats on being out on your own
     
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    So when do I get to visit your flea-less new place?
     
  14. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Fleas are back.

    I am pretty sure now that the infestation is not on the inside but on the outside. I only notice them on my legs when I get back from my nightly walks. Originally I thought they were jumping on my legs from the carpet because my legs were hot from walking, but after two carpet treatments they must be coming from somewhere else. I tested this theory tonight. When I got back from walking I stood on the porch and checked my legs for fleas and there were several.

    The bug guy is coming again this week. I will have him treat inside and outside this time. In the meantime I think I will avoid walking at night which is when they are most active. I could use the sun anyways.
     
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    Does your apartment allow dogs or cats? It's probably coming from a neighboring apartment. I'm sure you already know this......

    Btw, we need pics of your place. I want one of you sliding across your kitchen in underwear, a button down, and black sunglasses.
     
  16. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Yes this place allows animals. There are lots of wild cats too. Next time I will probably look for an apartment complex that doesn't allow animals. Live and learn.

    The fleas are outside somewhere but I don't know where. They could be anywhere along my walking route. The bug guy actually wouldn't spray outside. He cited the fact that there are lots of cats outside. I don't think it does any good to treat an environment without also treating the animals which is not feasible.

    It's not a problem though. I just don't exercise at night. I would like to get an elliptical machine eventually.
     
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    Being that I have 2 dogs, I've always been forced into places that allow pets and I've never had a problem with fleas. I had a problem with ants in my dorm room once, though. They actually shorted out my wall socket (living inside a wall socket!). The smell of electrocuted ants is, well, interesting.
     
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    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Well I am a bug magnet. No joke. My mom will tell you. Whenever we went hiking or camping I would always come back with ten mosquito bites while everyone else was clean. Something about my blood. I wouldn't be at all surprised if I was the only one in this entire apartment complex who gets flea bites from going outside at night.
     

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