I lived in an older home for a while, and we had these gigantic roaches! I think they had taken up residence in the walls. I always said the only way to get them out would be to burn the building!
They were awful. We kept everything in the fridge so the roaches couldn't get on, or into, anything. We kept all the china in sealed gallon zip top bags.
I should have fogged the place and let our crazy landlady squall about it all she wanted to. She didn't mind giant roaches infesting "her" building, but she had a massive cow about me keeping a guinea pig in a cage! On second thought, I should have fogged it, sent her the bill and then taken her to small claims court when she didn't reimburse me.