Description: I have cabinets that run along the left hand side of the kitchen. They meet in a corner, where they turn to meet my stove. Within that corner there is no shelving. Just an empty space underneath a countertop. (pictures included) Also within this empty space, is a hole I need to seal.
Why I'm concerned: I live in Florida, where palmetto bugs are unfortunately "normal". However if you don't have any holes in your home, you rarely see them. In my new apartment, I see about 2-3 a month, which is too many for me. I knew there must be a hole somewhere. Sure enough (when I pulled out my dishwasher and stove) I found a 3 inch gap between the wall and floor where trim should have been. I sealed the holes. A few months later, I am still finding palmetto bugs here and there. I am 99% sure the same gap runs behind the empty cabinet area I can't seem to reach.
Question: In the picture you can see how the countertop has a triangle cut out. I'm wondering if I can somehow remove just that section of the countertop in order to access the hole? If not, any other suggestions?