Last night, we found a cockroach in our bathroom.
This is not shocking since we live in another country where we find bugs in our house all the live long day. Our bathroom is also–admittedly–the worst place in our house, which I gave up on years ago. My goal is simply to disinfect, as there is no possibility of it being pretty or even feeling clean. It is a “wet bathroom” where you shower in the whole room & a squatty potty where you just throw water–it is always wet, always rusty, and always growing mildew somewhere.
Finding a cockroach in the bathroom is not an issue beyond killing it…unless you find it on your toothbrush, drinking the water remains.
I’ll go ahead and ask the obvious: how long has this been going on?!
And really, my second question is this: in a wet bathroom, why do you need to drink the water off my toothbrush? Why can’t you drink all the other water that makes this bathroom so ridiculous?
So we’re on to our next attempt for a solution. We used to have our toothbrushes in a covered container lying down, but it got gross on the bottom. We tried them in a covered container standing up, but they still mildew and mold, because it is what we call it–a wet bathroom. So we tried them standing up in a cup but open air…and this is where the cockroaches still managed to get to them.
We’ve now decided we’ll be keeping them in a covered container and simply increasing our toothbrush budget to purchase a new one each month, before it has a chance to mildew and mold.
And we’re just kind of pretending that was first time that little cockroach got thirsty for toothbrush water.