Surviving Residence Hall Infestations

Author's Note

No dorms for me, but I did live in an on-campus apartment for families. And yes, we did have roaches on occasion. The buildings were very old, and we had lots of people moving in and out all of the time. Sound familiar? The apartments were exterminated on a monthly basis, so I rarely had to deal with more than one bug, thankfully. But I've seen how messy some people can be when it comes to food, and maybe a particularly immature college student hasn't yet learned how to clean up after himself. I'd imagine that finding bugs around might help him clean up his act!

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