That's why they call them "bombs"!!

@jerzgirl (8170)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
November 10, 2008 9:03pm CST
A man in the small South Jersey city of Millville made a potentially fatal mistake when he was trying to "debug" his house using a series of bug bombs (something I've used myself during our flea infestation). He apparently failed to adequately read the "fine print" about certain dangers. I wonder where he was when it happened. Somehow, I don't think his reaction was "whoops". http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/104-11082008-1618304.html So, my question is this: were you aware of these potential dangers? Did you plan accordingly, if you've used these types of insecticides?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
11 Nov 08
He must have used dozens of them. I've bombed houses before and have used 2 bombs for regular rooms and one for small rooms...it's alot but it does do the job. You do need to read the directions carefully though. When I used 2 I'd put one at each end of the room...not right next to each other. I guess he doesn't have to worry about bugs anymore though. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
11 Nov 08
He must have - they said it was overkill. I used about as many in our basement, but not all at the same time. The most all at once was four, one in each quarter of the basement. I didn't even run the dryer, even though it's electric, because I didn't want to risk it.
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• United States
11 Nov 08
I bet he had a "Duh" moment there... A little to late though. I guess he just hated them little buggers so much he wanted to blow them away. Luckily he didn't end up blowing himself away. Hopefully the place he chooses to stay at is pest-free or he might boot-up again. Lol. I've never had to deal with bug bombs, so I wasn't fully aware of every single danger, but the word bomb in the title kind of gave me the hint... Nevertheless, I always make sure I read my direction carefully and throughly
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
11 Nov 08
Oh, he's definitely pest free now, isn't he?? LOL Unless they all escaped to his car!! I just hope it was HIS house and not a rental - that's a heck of a repair bill!!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Yes, we have used these...I made sure to read everything about them...I was scared to use them but when you use them correctly then it is okay.. I just had to laugh at this guy...luckily no one got hurt...
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@jerzgirl (8170)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Nov 08
I just hope he owned the home, 'cause if he didn't, he's gonna have one heck of a time renting from anyone else!!!
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Omg...I didn't even think of that...yikes!!!
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
11 Nov 08
You're not kidding. He did go a little overboard didn't he? It is so lucky no one was killed especially himself. What could one be thinking. He must have really had a big problem but come on! This is hopefully something that people might read about and think twice about being careful with these bug bombs. Thanks for posting.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
1 Dec 08
No I have not used this particular insecticide but danger warnings should not be printed in fine print. In my opinion customers should be more educated and warned about such dangers. © ronaldinu 2008