The Boston Globe reports that a Boston pest control operator recently uncovered an illegal guns and ammunition stash under someone’s bed, while searching for bed bugs in a South End public housing development:
A pest-control worker found two guns Saturday morning while checking for bed bugs under a mattress in a unit in the Cathedral development on East Brookline Street, police said.
Boston Housing Police were called to the unit. Officers looked under the mattress and found two guns, which Levy and Cooper said they thought belonged to a cousin visiting from Florida, police said.
After securing a search warrant, Boston police found a safe under the bed that contained three more guns — two with the serial numbers defaced — and 300 rounds of ammunition, police said.
The Boston Globe also notes that there was a notification about the inspection date in plain view.
The article doesn’t note whether the tenants had bed bugs. Perhaps this was the end of the inspection?
This reminded me of a recent discussion on the Bedbugger Forums, when pest management professional Paul Bello was prompted to share the story of a phone call he received from a shocked PMP who came across three boxes of sex toys while treating a client’s home.
This lead to a detailed discussion including other PMPs sharing interesting experiences, suggestions about who should treat such items and how, and more, some of which must be labeled NSFW (not safe for work) and arguably TMI.
You’ve been warned! Here’s that thread.
So, pest management professionals, and entomologists: what’s the most interesting thing you’ve found while inspecting for bed bugs?
Please hit the comments below!