we got a notice on our door that exterminators will be entering our apartment TOMORROW - UNACCEPTABLE! We have arachnids as pets and crickets as food, we can not have an exterminator in here spraying poison all over the place! Talk about short notice! I didn't have ANY time to find a temporary home for the spiders! On our way to scouts, I called the office and left a message with the answering service. They were REALLY nice and understanding about the issue! Still, I expect to have to argue it in the morning. I'm glad we don't ever leave our apartment unattended because we need to be here to bar entry! It seems like awfully short notice anyway, considering they want us to empty our cabinets, too.
The apartment office was actually really great about our declining the pest control. They simply took our apartment off the list. Thankfully, I haven't seen any bugs before or since, so it should be a non-issue.