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Staying with my sister in a week...how do I discreetly ask if she has roaches?

I know that at her last home, she had some roaches (but not a lot). Those little suckers freak me out! I'm going to visit with my 3 year old son, and we'll be spending several nights there. Is there a way to ask if she has roaches without totally offending her? I live 1000 miles from her, so it's not like I can just pop in for a visit and check out the place.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (10)
  • I really can't think of a polite way to ask a person if they have roaches or any other kind of pest. I think you might just have to have a stiff upper lip if she has them. Just because she had them in her old home doesn't mean she'll have them now.

    Interesting fact/tip: Look for ants. If she has ants then she doesn't have roaches. They are natural enemies and don't usually occupy the same spaces. Ants actually attack and feed on roaches.
    beckcorc

    Answer by beckcorc at 9:19 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I would just say, you must be glad you don't have to tell with roaches anymore. If she has them then I'm sure she'll correct you.
    Liz132

    Answer by Liz132 at 9:19 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Girl! You got roaches? LOL!
    emilysmom1966

    Answer by emilysmom1966 at 9:23 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Yes, just ask her, what is the big deal? You should be concerned about this. Who wants to see roaches crawling around on you or your kid?
    ambr2006

    Answer by ambr2006 at 9:20 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I agree its your sister just ask her.....girl u don't have roaches do you,you know how I get just thinking about them.You can ask her just like that.
    mamaofficer

    Answer by mamaofficer at 9:30 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Tactful- Maybe just say man my neighbor/friend etc has roaches and they drive me nuts. She'll probably open up and say something like, "Oh I'm so glad we don't have them anymore." or "Yeah we're working on getting rid of ours too."

    Anyway good luck :)
    Erica_Smerica

    Answer by Erica_Smerica at 9:32 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • We never stay at family or friends houses lol when i visit i always stay at a hotal.. This way i do not have to ask.. If i see one on a visit then the game plan changes durning our visit we make sure we do out dooe things for the rest of the visit .
    MTM

    Answer by MTM at 9:36 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I'd talk about her old house and then say Remember how bad the roaches were there? Then ask if the move got rid of them or if she had to bomb the new house to get rid of any that went with her.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:57 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • just ask...
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:40 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • i owuld ask her casue thoose thign can crawl in youe nose and ears while you sleeping i seen it on a tv show it happens and they carry nastey thangs
    regian19832002

    Answer by regian19832002 at 12:36 AM on Aug. 16, 2010