Secret Site Map
Friday, April 18, 2014

Home News Man Sets Fire to House in Home-Cooked Heat Treatment Attempt

Man Sets Fire to House in Home-Cooked Heat Treatment Attempt

Bed bugs

The New Jersey man was attempting to rid himself of a bed bug infestation with a space heater, a hair dryer and a heat gun, NBC Philadelphia reports.

| June 28, 2013

WOODBURY, N.J. - There's a reason heat treatments ought to be performed by professionals: a New Jersey man set his home on fire while trying to kill bed bugs with a space heater, hair dryer and a heat gun, NBC Philadelphia reports.

The homeowner, unidentified by authorities, and four firefighters suffered minor injuries in the fire. Indeed, the New Jersey Health Department recommends hiring a well-trained and licensed PMP.

Read the full story here

Top news

More Mazdas Recalled Due to Spider Problem

The latest recall involves 42,000 Mazda6 midsize sedans from the 2010-12 model years, and equipped with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Photos: Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Additional photos from Dr. Michael Potter for the August PCT feature 'Holy Cow...Bat Bugs and Bird Bugs.'

Win a Copy of the New PCT Commercial Pest Management Book

Enter your name for a chance to win a copy of this new industry resource focused on treating a variety of commercial accounts.

Allgood Announces Corporate Promotions; Acquisition of Rich Exterminators

The company’s promotions are part of its strategic growth plans. Rich Exterminators is a Lawrenceville, Ga.-based company founded by Howard Rich in 1989.

A Look at Bed Bug Look-Alikes

The IPM Institute of North America has a review of five commonly encountered pests, including bat bugs (pictured), that can be misidentified as bed bugs.