Cockroaches and Other Creepy Crawlies

Cockroaches and Other Creepy Crawlies

Yes, we have cockroaches. No, we do not live in squalor :/ But, as a resident of San Diego, they are supposedly quite common. That said, what are some solutions you've used to get rid of these damn critters? I've dusted all corners and cupboards with boric acid, and I have bait traps in every corner. The house is kept dry and clean, but they still linger. I've called our landlord, and we will be having an exterminator come very soon. Have any of you ever made home-made traps? I heard of putting Vaseline on the inside of a glass jar with a banana peel in the bottom. Apparently the roaches climb in the jar to get the bait, then cannot climb out after walking through the Vaseline. Any other ideas? I freaking HATE these bugs!
Mystery Ground Cover (weed?)

Mystery Ground Cover (weed?)

New and Improved

New and Improved

Lemon Chicken Scaloppine

Lemon Chicken Scaloppine

Dahlias

Dahlias

Mystery plant

Mystery plant

Habaneros and Amaryllis

Habaneros and Amaryllis