It was quite a hassle getting the apartment management company to get us an exterminator, but finally they relented and sent someone out today.
Chris arrived this morning and I asked about a zillion questions (I'm sure he thought I was completely insane) but was disappointed when he couldn't assure me that I would never see another roach again. Turns out cockroaches are extremely hard to get rid of, they probably live in our entire building (it doesn't help that we live above restaurants), and he will probably have to come back to re-treat in a couple weeks. Not what I wanted to hear.
He basically told me that he could keep them to a minimum, but we might see the occasional roach and that either we live in the city and deal with it or we could move further out and deal with different bugs (ie. large spiders). GAAAAAA!!!!! I asked if I would see any of those large spiders in my apartment in the city and his response was "perhaps." Great. Have no fear, Chris assured me that the hospitals are well equipped to deal with poisonous bites and they all have anti-venom on hand. Wonderful. As he walked out the door, his parting words were "welcome to Australia!" Indeed.