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#76 Apr 13th, 2017, 23:17
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No no I will keep it as an option if I can't find any other 'normal' products. But I will find them hopefully!
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Originally Posted by Ilo View Post Yes I believe our apartment is a good quality apartment in a good neighbourhood.
Be happy: you will get respectable ants then
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Monsoon will be in october right? Do you have any experiences with apartments and the monsoon dillichaat?
Monsoon will be sort-of when and if it happens. If you, and the city, are incredibly lucky, you might get a taste in May, instead of blistering heat.

But, roughly October, yes.

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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post The below works for roaches
Have thought of using for ant holes. Haven't tried yet.

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Originally Posted by snotty View Post Monsoons - June to September, if the people haven't sinned much, otherwise the calculation is too complicated to properly explain out here.
Chennai does have rains in December as well. More on the December rains from Nick.
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Originally Posted by Ilo View Post Somebody told me today it was october! Haha, well we will see.
snotty, Chennai doesn't get much rain from the SW monsoon at all. We have to be very lucky to see much at that time. I don't think that TN, West of the Ghats, gets it, but Chennai certainly doesn't.

We rely on the NE monsoon. Indeed, October to December.

December rains? ha ha... google something like Chennai floods December 2015. Of course, that was a once in 100 years scenario . December 2016 brought us Cyclone Vardha. Made a mess of the place, destroyed a lot of trees, but not bring much rains.

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So does any of you have any experience with hospitals? Not planning to go there, but I would like to know where to go in case of emergency.
Privacy acknowledged, but you will have to tell us more accurately where you live. But even if you don't, I guess the answer is Apollo, although there are other high-end private hospitals of reasonable reputation. Did your package include medical insurance? Take a look at the literature. Apollo has at least two big hospitals in the central area. If I have a stroke or a heart attack, I suppose I'll just get there as fast as possible. It'll cost significant percentages of my savings, but hey, being alive!

As to getting non-life-threatening stuff done, I actually think that the more down-market places are quicker and prompter and easier. But... you are not ready for that yet!

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Originally Posted by dillichaat View Post ... No personal experience with brand new buildings but we knew an expat who had signed the lease on a just completed apartment in a small property. Top floor. Looked nice, spiffy and modern. Leaked like a wicker basket once it started pouring down, plaster fell off the ceiling and pretty soon a nice collection of fungi were prospering on the walls. They put their stuff in storage and moved into a hotel. To his credit, the owner reimbursed them and did what he could but the builder gave no sign of life.
Horrible. But my first-floor old-house flat was watertight, bar the odd drip. This one is, too, but, of course, there is not much one can do when it is flooding in the doors.

Heat is the first thing Mr and Mrs Ilo need to face and work with. Let's leave rain for later
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Ants...

Found two in bed last night. Would be happy if they stuck to the kitchen!
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post The below works for roaches

Unforunately did not work for me, the rest of the tube is lying unsed and date expired. I found that the spray works better.
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It worked for me. Strange.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Ants...

Found two in bed last night. Would be happy if they stuck to the kitchen!
I wouldn't complain if I were you - What's a couple of ants in bed with you? Better than a horse's head, or sleeping with the fishes.
#82 Apr 14th, 2017, 18:33
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Hey there Ilo,
I hope you get all the information you need to make a good decision. I don't have much to add as everybody else was really helpful in providing details. But, I'd definitely say that chennai is one of the safest cities in India. And if you get here, let me know....Id love to have a friend
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That would be nice bombaygirl! We already settled in our apartment here. Would also love to make some friends.

As for the ants... I also used the HIT spray. And it worked as well. Now I also used the chalk, so hopefully they will stay away a bit. Thanks for that recommendation Nick!
Hopefully they will stay away from your apartment too!

Thanks for the hospital recommendation Nick. We will have to figure out I guess which one is suitable for us. I saw some when driving around. I actually looked on Google Maps and I think Apollo is kind of close to us. We do get insurance.
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Originally Posted by bombaygirl View Post ... ... ... And if you get here, let me know....Id love to have a friend
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Originally Posted by Ilo View Post That would be nice bombaygirl! We already settled in our apartment here. Would also love to make some friends.
Then lets have a meetup. We could take it to the general meetup thread, but our usual venue is Mahamudra, on Luz Church Road. Reasons: Fairly reasonable, although they now charge more for less; fairly decent food; they don't care how long one sits around chatting

It is unadventurous, not to eat around, but it is a hard-to-beat combination.

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As for the ants... I also used the HIT spray. And it worked as well. Now I also used the chalk, so hopefully they will stay away a bit. Thanks for that recommendation Nick!
Hopefully they will stay away from your apartment too!
Thank you. We've had the works, from rats to termites! Wait 'till you meet your first cockroach!

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Thanks for the hospital recommendation Nick. We will have to figure out I guess which one is suitable for us. I saw some when driving around. I actually looked on Google Maps and I think Apollo is kind of close to us. We do get insurance.
Then all you need to remember is that their emergency number, which you can see n their ambulances, is 1066. WhyOhWhyOhWhy did they pick something unforgetable... to every Brit!

I have a doc, general medicine, who works for Apollo, has his own clinic, and works for the British National health service regularly. Was thinking that his might be a useful name to you, but, needing to see him myself (after quite a long time) and the poor man told me that he was taking an extended break due to his own ill health. Hang in there until May!
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Yes we could do that! we would also like to meet some people.

Hopefully we won't see any cockroaches too soon But i will be prepared..

Thanks for that Nick. I will remember!
#86 Apr 22nd, 2017, 01:30
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Hello Mr and Mrs Ilo

How are you getting on. Warming up nicely?

See... Meetup Thread
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