Having bugs in your home or apartment is never a fun experience, and sometimes we do things that, in hindsight, seem a little silly. After all, a cockroach is a lot smaller than a person, so we naturally have the upper hand.
Some people have gone above and beyond the average pest control approaches—reaching the level of crazy.
Here are just a few cases that will keep you scratching your head.
Leveling the Playing Field
Tone Pina was suffering from a cockroach infestation in his apartment, and he was pretty tired of finding them in his kids’ beds.
Instead of calling the property managers, Pina took matters into his own hands. Thinking rationally, he opted for a bug bomb. But, that’s when his clear head got a little foggy.
Instead of stopping with 1 bug bomb, he used 18!
A spark from his refrigerator ignited the massive cloud of gas. This detonated not only his home but also three other neighbors’!
He also blew up a big lawsuit.
Burning Down the House
Poor Eiliya Maida’s backyard was becoming over run by spiders, and, although the webs made a lovely decoration on the trees, he wanted them gone. So he did what any reasonable person would do:
He grabbed the blowtorch.
Maida ran around his backyard igniting webs to and fro. Unfortunately, he didn’t notice the wind picking up, which pushed the flames toward his home.
After getting his family out of harm’s way and dialing 911, he was left with the burning question, “Will my insurance cover this?”
Baptism by Fire
Lice are never a welcome addition to the family, and certainly Jessica Brooks was none too happy that they had taken up residence on her head.
Instead of going to the corner drugstore to buy a tried-and-true treatment, such as Rid, it struck her: I should wash with gasoline!
Unfortunately, while doused in petrol, Brooks got a little too close to the water heater, which sparked and lit her head on fire. She definitely got rid of the lice quickly, but her hairline will never be the same.
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Clearly, some types of pest control should come with the tiny-font warning “don’t try this at home.” In these cases, a better option was available that, while permanent, probably wouldn’t have changed these folks’ lives in such permanent ways.
If you’re fed up with having bugs in your home, don’t pull out the blowtorch, gasoline can, or even a bug bomb. It’s just not worth the risk.