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  1. DougSummersMS

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Nov 25 2008 21:17:24
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    A women released the contents of 14 bug bombs which ignited & destoyed an apartment building.

    Here is the link to the story
    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/18145069/detail.html

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue Nov 25 2008 21:27:48
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    Wow. That's pretty insane.

    And it was only her apartment that was thoroughly messed up, not the entire building.

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    Wed Nov 26 2008 7:33:57
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    Watch the news video to hear a mention of the damage to all four units. They had to move all of the residents to other buildings. I suspect that they will have to check the building for structural damage.

    When the resident is interviewed, she states that she is glad that no one was injured & that she should of paid more attention in science class.

    No clear indication of whether any bed bugs were harmed during the incident.

    I guess you could call it a fuel/air thermal treatment with a loud bang that will get you out of your lease quickly.

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Wed Nov 26 2008 7:58:52
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    Remember, boys and girls, bug bombs don't blow up buildings...People blow up buildings!

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

    (Not an pro)
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    Wed Nov 26 2008 8:34:52
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    Cilecto

    That is so true....and too funny!

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    It is certainly one for the Darwin awards and possibly one of the more extreme ways of dealing with the problem.

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    This is my first post here, it's 1am here at the moment and neither my wife or myself can sleep as the little buggers seem to be coming out of the woodwork "literally" when I read this thread it made me think of earlier today, I shut up our bedroom at let off an insect smoke bomb and the place still stinks 12 hours later, for a while I thought I might have the fire dept here as the smoke detector activated and set the alarm off, luckily I didn't leave so I deactivated it, having said all that the smoke bomb obviously didn't make a scrap of difference!

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    Hi aussiebug,

    I would not say that they have made a scrap of difference, they are not recommended for use in bed bug situations not because they are ineffective but because they can make the matter worse.

    Please read the following link and then progress to the FAQ's on theis and other sites:

    http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef643.asp

    Hopefully it will not have caused too much damage.

    David

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    The best part has to be that a "bug bomb" does nothing for bb control.

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Sun Feb 22 2009 20:03:35
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    I believe MythBusters performed an experiment with bug bombs in a closed space.

    Don't we learn anything from TV?


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