Pro thermal sets house on fire.......(6 posts)
> The exterminator, Richard Tyree, blames an equipment malfunction for the fire and tells The Cincinnati Enquirer he's never had a problem before. He says his company has insurance.
Guess he has a problem, now (but frankly, accidents happen to the most careful people, too).
There's an article in a local paper about RS Tyree's heat treatment services.
RS Tyree's web site also mentions the service. There's no mention of affiliation with any of the big name thermal license/franchise outfits. Tyree is an Ohio licensed PCO.
Ironically, none of the insects/arachnids illustrated on RS Tyree's site are bed bugs.
I hope that the family affected can get their lives back in order, soon.
I hope insurance will pay for everything -- so that the two families will have a brand new home MINUS the bed bugs!
My heart goes out to them though. It must be awful to have bed bugs and lose their house in a fire
I posted on the blog about this story a few minutes ago, with some additional links and videos.
Accidents happen and they are unfortunate. It looks like the company was doing things right they just had a malfunction. Overall an example as to why do it yourself thermal house treatments are a bad idea, things can go wrong even for people with proper equipment and experience.
I'd think that there should be special precautions when placing a naked flame heater on or near a "soft" surface, like carpet or upholstery. Plus temperature monitors. And to not leave the site unattended. All actions that this operator, hopefully, did. Right?
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