Hoarding: Buried Alive

Roaches take over home on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

Dec. 30, 2011 at 11:24 AM ET

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Get ready to get bugged out!

On the next episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive," viewers will meet Sherry, a woman who's coped with depression and the loss of her mother by not coping with the growing mess in her own home. It's driven her husband out of the house and provided the perfect environment for a slew of creepy crawly tenants.

See for yourself in this sneak peek, but roach-phobes be warned: the bugs get plenty of screen time.

"We've got a roach infestation that is very large," Sherry explained in one major understatement.

The insects were, in fact, skittering across surfaces throughout the house. An open can of food in the kitchen alone was filled three inches deep with roaches. Even the refrigerator, or what one exterminator called "an incubator," was packed with them.

And as it turned out, unbeknownst to Sherry, roaches weren't her only pest problem. Hidden beneath trash on her kitchen floor, exterminators found a nest of black widow spiders.

"I'm really concerned about the safety of you and your kids in that house," a psychologist warned Sherry after the spider discovery. "This is a really disturbing environment. It's not safe."

Sherry wasn't particularly responsive to the warning.

"I don't know what you want me to say," she muttered shortly before storming off.

Later, as members of a hazmat team removed bag after bag of garbarge from the home, Sherry told another expert she wanted nothing to do with the psychologist.

"She's a b----. I don't like her. I don't want her around me," she said while crying in her car.

Find out whether Sherry was able to fully confront her hoarding problems when "Hoarding: Buried Alive" airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

Do you think Sherry will be able maintain the changes the "Hoarding" crew and exterminators make, or do you expect the mess and the pests to come back? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page. 

 

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