Secret Site Map
Friday, October 31, 2014

Home News Kentucky Woman Burns Apartment Trying to Kill Bed Bugs

Kentucky Woman Burns Apartment Trying to Kill Bed Bugs

Bed bugs

Residents displaced after woman douses her couch in alcohol to oust pests, accidentally drops a lit cigarette

| July 6, 2012

CARLISLE, Ky. – A woman trying to get a handle on her bed bug infestation accidentally destroyed much of her apartment complex on June 29, displacing around 30 residents, according to LEX 18 in Kentucky.

Firefighters said the woman doused her couch in alcohol in order to oust the bed bugs. She later dropped a lit cigarette, starting the blaze, according to LEX 18.

The fire destroyed several apartments and displaced about 30 people. Residents inside the apartment complex made it out, and about four people were treated for smoke inhalation, but there were no more serious injuries. 

Read the full story here.

Source: LEX 18

Top news

Three Industry Leaders Recognized at Univar International Reception

Univar Director Latin America Benjamin Gomez recognized three industry leaders at PestWorld’s International Reception, including Norm Cooper, recognized with the Global Ambassador Lifetime Achievement Award.

UPFDA Recognizes Contributions of Tommy Reeves at Board Meeting

Reeves recently completed a two-year term as UPFDA president where he was instrumental in establishing the future direction of the association.

Cope Named Director of Technical and Regulatory Services at Terminix

Dr. Stan Cope (retired Navy), who has been with Terminix since 2012, has been promoted.

P+L Systems Announces Acquisition

Group De Ceuster of Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium announced the sale of its Environmental Care division to P+L Systems (Holding) UK of Knaresborough, UK, for an undisclosed sum.

Backed By Bayer Web Portal Relaunched

New Backed By Bayer is a a comprehensive customer-centric platform with new and expanded resources for pest management professionals.

x