So this past Friday as I was coming back from work and entering into my apartment unit, I see a sign that says "Extermination of the building will begin January 19, 2009", and for some reason, I'm thinking that they're going to be blowing up the building and I'd have another headache on my hands to worry about. But of course this wasn't the case, and on my door, there was a flying giving tips on how to prepare your house for the exterminator, which basically meant that you had to move all of your furniture away from the walls so that he can spray the base board and the ceiling. Fortunately, my furniture and bed are relatively light and I didn't have too much stuff to move around.
So today, the exterminator and one of the apartment maintenance guys came by at around 10:30, and the exterminator proceeded to inoculate my rooms. I asked the maintenance guy what prompted the spraying as I wasn't having any bug problems, and he mentioned that one of the apartments above me was apparently having major issues with bed bugs, so they decided to spray all the apartments in my building as a precaution. The process was pretty quick, and the exterminator had my entire place sprayed in like 10 minutes, though I found it sort of strange that he was spraying each of the wall sockets (I had images of the sockets blowing up, but that didn't happen :P). But after the spraying, I had to be out of the apartment for two hours, so I killed the time browsing at the local Circuit City to see if there were any extraordinary sales. They had everything marked 10% off, but nothing really jumped out.