Secret Site Map
Monday, January 26, 2015

Home News Bed Bug Treatment Being Investigated as Cause of Fire

Bed Bug Treatment Being Investigated as Cause of Fire

Bed bugs

Fire officials in New Hampshire are investigating if a fire was caused by heaters being used to rid the structure of bed bugs.

| November 2, 2012

MANCHESTER - Fire officials are investigating the possibility that a fire that displaced three families from a triple-decker Tuesday was caused by heaters being used to rid the structure of bed bugs, the Union Leader reports.

There were 14 people, including five children, living in three units at 45 Schuyler St. on the city's West Side. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it consumed the structure, but the building was left uninhabitable. Five ladder trucks responded at 2:50 p.m., and flames were doused by 3 p.m.

None of the tenants were in the building when the fire broke out, because exterminators were treating the structure for bed bugs.

District Fire Chief Jim Michael said the treatment involved using heaters to raise the temperature in the building to a point that kills the bugs.

 

Source: Union Leader

 

 

Top news

Chicago Tops Orkin's List of 'Bed Bug Cities' for 2014

Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row. The list, released by Orkin, ranks the cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed from January to December 2014.

Bora-Care Now Comes with 30-Year Limited Warranty for PCOs

Nisus Corporation announced that it is offering the Bora-Care 30-Year Limited Warranty to pest control companies who register treated homes and inspect them annually.

UCR Study Examines Chemicals That Insects Use to Communicate and Survive

A method devised by UC Riverside scientists isolates new chemicals that could be exploited to control pest species.

UGA-CAES Announces 2015 Webinar Schedule

The University of Georgia CAES Extension, in cooperation with the DI Group @ Georgia College, announces the 2015 ‘Getting the Best of Pests’ webinar series. Beginning in February, every month a leading research scientist or consultant will give a two-hour webinar presentation on topics of importance to pest management professionals.

Bill Clark Pest Control Recognizes Employee Longtime Employee

Gwen Owens, who this year marks her 40th year with BCPC, started out as a technician and now works with some of the companies largest commercial and industrial clients.

x