Ah, apartment life.
After over a week of staying with relatives, the mold seems to be gone (hooray!) but the bugs are back (boo!). Actually, they never left. The exterminator's work didn't even put a dent in the problem. I guess I have to resolve myself to living with these disgusting things for another six months until our lease is up, because it's obviously not our apartment that's causing the problem - but apparently they just aren't treating the rest of the building.
A friend recommended using boric acid powder, and I can't seem to find much information about how safe it is. I know it's dangerous for pets, so we'd have to block my dog from going in the kitchen (he doesn't go in there unless I'm cooking anyway, so I'm not terribly worried there). If anyone has any information about this stuff, I'd really appreciate it!
This would be a last-ditch attempt to have a kitchen that doesn't make me want to cry.
So ready to move.
Sorry this turned into a second vent...the past two weeks have just been a little rough on me.