Anonymous on 12/08/2012
Dec 7th, found cockroaches in the hallway of the first floor at 11:30pm. Not impressed by the landlord's lack of action, even after a written complaint was made to the superintendant about the infestation. Don't move in here, sticky traps are vissible in the laundry and underground garage area, obviously the entire building is infested. DON'T MOVE IN HERE!
Lazarus on 11/19/2012
People, this is a bedbug site! Please stop posting each and every kind of grudge you have against your landlord here. Sure, cockroaches are disgusting, too. But, as a Canadian expat planning to possibly return to the Toronto area next year, I want to get a feeling for the magnitude of the bedbug problem there and all these off-topic and grudge posts are making that very difficult.
Coackroach killer on 11/16/2012
In early October, I found one adult German Cockroach in the bathroom (about 1inch). I swiftly killed it, and then called the superintendent at The Fleetwood. He was not surprised to hear about a cockroach problem, but he did absolutely nothing to address the issue. Since then, my husband has found and killed 2 adult German cockroaches in the kitchen area (about 1-inch in size). We have bought sticky traps to try to catch some so we can document it, and call the Landlord about it. Today (Nov 16th
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), I found a small bug on my bedroom wall, and caught it. I looked up online and discovered it was a baby cockroach matching this description and image:
And after discovering that “Different forms of gastroenteritis (food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and other illnesses) appear to be the principal diseases transmitted by German cockroaches. The organisms causing these diseases are carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches and are deposited on food and utensils as the cockroaches forage. Cockroach excrement and cast skins also contain a number of allergens to which many people exhibit allergic responses, such as skin rashes, watery eyes and sneezing, congestion of nasal passages, and asthma", I called the Landlord Djana Sacdanaku at Elm Place Inc., but only got her voice-mail so I left a complaint about it but have not heard back yet.
I also called Toronto Public Health (311), and reported the cockroach infestation. A public health officer will be coming within 5 business days to investigate the building. My husband and I keep a very clean apartment, we always do our dishes right away, always seal off all our food items that aren't stored in the fridge, and never leave crumbs or pieces of food lying around the kitchen. Yet we still have cockroaches. I personally think it's an issue in the entire building.
In short, if I had known about this cockroach problem beforehand, I would not have moved in here.