MANCHESTER, N.H. - Fire officials are blaming a pesky rodent that quietly stashed dog food in the back of a dishwasher for starting a fire that damaged a kitchen Thursday, The Union Leader (Manchester, NH) reports.
"He must have been stealing the food for a long time, putting it away for winter I guess," Fire Chief Kevin Pratt said.
The fire broke out just before noon inside the dishwasher at a home at 13 Richard Court, and it didn't take long for firefighters to pinpoint the cause. Dog food was found piled up around a heating element, pump and a fan, which wasn't able to properly ventilate the dishwasher when it was operating, fire officials said.
Assistant Fire Chief Paul Hammond said the homeowners recently had a "mouse issue," so firefighters assume that a mouse, or possibly another rodent, was behind the secret stash of dog food.
Source: The Union Leader
WASHINGTON - Private employers added 71,000 jobs in July, up from a revised 31,000 in June but below the consensus forecast of 90,000. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 9.5 percent.
Overall, the nation lost 131,000 jobs in July, more than expected, but many of those losses came as federal Census Bureau workers left their temporary posts. The government also sharply revised the overall June number, saying the economy lost 221,000 jobs instead of 125,000.
Figures released last week confirmed that the United States economy slowed down in the spring, and the Department of Labor’s monthly statistical snapshot of hiring pointed toward a stall in hiring this summer, as employers failed to add jobs at the rate they were earlier this year.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
|Harry Bryan of Nisus drove over 800 miles from Tennessee with a huge roaster in-tow just to cook the greatest southern barbeque (New Yorkers are the best judge of good food from any where) for about 180 attendees. Helping out with the cooking along with Harry’s wife were Lynn Williams of Nisus and John Murphy of LiphaTech who helped arrange the sponsorship for this event.|
NEW YORK - The newly formed New York State Pest Management Coalition, consisting of all three New York Pest Associations (Long Island Pest Control Association, NYSPMA and PPMANYC), held its first Seminar, Trade Show & Clambake at Queens County Farm in Glen Oaks, NY. All monies raised went to the NSPMC PAC to support our lobbying efforts in NY. This marks a first time in anyone’s memory that all the groups came together.
LITITZ, Pa. - Woodstream Corporation announces that Victor Multi-Kill Brand Blocks with difenacoum are now registered and approved for use in New York. This final registration provides Multi-Kill approval for use in all states. Victor Multi-Kill is the first new EPA registered rodenticide active for the U.S. market in more than 10 years. Multi-Kill is a powerful second generation anticoagulant that kills rodents in 3 to 5 days. Vitamin K1 is the antidote.
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