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Old 09-02-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Hi! I may be relocating to NOVA from Cincinnati to work at NVCC-Annandale, I am looking for a studio or 1 bedroom apt. that is no more than a 30 min. drive to there. I was hoping for something 1100 or less including utilities that is safe, if that is possible. I have seen some places online that look nice, but when I check apartmentratings.com I see lots of complaints of cockroaches, which I can't handle. Help me find a place for a 24-year old female, young professional, insect-free!!
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:13 AM
 
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There are no insect-free apartments, condo's, townhouses, or single-family homes. Insects own the world. They only let us live here because we bring them food. That said, there are plenty of studio/1-br's within 30 minutes of NVCC for 1100-ish wherein insects will not be a particular problem. Keep in mind that on-line ratings are often lies made up by people who have some entirely unrelated axe to grind. Keep in mind also that 1100-ish is not the top of the market. Check a place out on-line, but visit it in person if at all possible before signing on the dotted line...
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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The best bet is to lease an newer apartment---anything that is 5 + years old will most likely offer free "pets" If the newer apartments don't have critters such as roaches, you may have spiders, or silver fish.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Default hey

are you moving to annandale for school or work?
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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Rent an apartment with the bugs, and then buy some Boric Acid. Sprinkle it along the edges of the walls and in the very backs of the kitchen cabinets. The roaches crawl through it, and it dries them out and kills them. You don't want to eat the stuff yourself, but it's not terribly toxic (mostly a dessicant as I understand it).
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Haymarket, Va
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Stay Away from Orleans Village!! They are infested with roaches!
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Smile Orkin!

I have not been able to afford to live in really nice areas when kids were younger so I always paid for Orkin to exterminate the apartment prior to me moving in. They didn't actually use chemicals that would get us sick, which was a plus! If I notice the neighbors had roaches then I would keep the service and allow them to come out 2 or more a year. I highly recommend them as I've used them in many states. I'm not an Orkin rep. just found I never had an issue with roaches when I used them, now spiders, is another issue.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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Hi Tinarunner, I'd like to recommend Elandria in Alexandria. I've lived here for almost a year and I have yet to see a single insect. I really dislike cockroaches and silverfish, etc. You can get a one bedroom for $1295 which includes utility. There's a pretty decent fitness center. All the apartments have been renovated. Most people that live here seem to be young professionals. It's just a great place. Check it out yourself. Oh yeah, if you are a runner, there's a holmes run trail that's very close.

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