No, not for the aquarium, but for my apartment.
Two days ago, every one in my building got a notice that pest control is coming today. It is a "mandatory treatment." There are several things about this visit that bothers me, but there are two more so in particular. First is everything in my kitchen (cupboards, cabinets, and pantry) have to be removed and put somewhere else or they do it and charge me a $50 fee. Geez.. what an undertaking.
The second is, in the same paragraph they mention keeping babies/infants out of the apartment for four hours they tell any one with a fish tank to unplug it. (And also cover it, presumably to protect from pesticides. I can do that.)
It did not say unplug it for four hours.
But it really bothered me because it was in the same paragraph that a time frame IS
I spoke to the leasing office and told them by no means will I leave my aquarium unplugged for four hours, and I asked them what pest control is doing that results in the desire for things to be unplugged. The guy I spoke to had no idea. He simply said a "complete treatment and it should be unplugged." He asked why I won't do it. I told him about all those lovely bacteria we all love.
Then the wise guy proceeded to tell me that there are drops that I can put in the water to help out. It's was humorous to hear advice from some one that knows less about fish keeping than me. I giggled and told him I will not rely on that. I insisted on a way to find out what's happening with the treatment and he recommended I call the company. I did.
The technician there said there really isn't a big deal with leaving it plugged in. NICE! TALK ABOUT MISCOMMUNICATION!
He also took down my apartment number to have it noted that it will be plugged in for whoever visits my place.
Man. Can you believe all that?
I just had a really frustrating hour and a half moving all of my stuff out of my kitchen. Fortunately, I am moving at the end of June.