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NYC Bans Consumers Use of Bug Bombs

NYC residents can no longer use bug bombs or foggers to eliminate insects or anything else. They have been banned by the state of New York. The banning occurred due to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention organization. The report claimed that from 2001-2006 there were 123 injury cases in New York due to bug bombs.

You now have to be a certified pesticide applicator to use a bug bomb. Since they probably won’t set one off for free bug bomb use now has an expensive price tag. For those who set them off simply to annoy their spouse this  strategy will now involve a suspicious certified pest applicator.

The majority of the cases required no medical treatment. I am not aware of any NYC residents limbs being blown off or even an improperly placed hair piece flying off. Burning eyes, coughing and headaches were reported.

For those who have NYC bed bugs the bug foggers simply don’t work so don’t think your being deprived of a simple procedure for destroying the annoying critters. You might want to consider professionally applied Cryonite to eliminate NYC bed bugs. The product works by freezing them to death.

Raccoons, Meat Balls and Exploding Bug Bombs

A lot of people use pesticides around their house for a variety of purposes.  Pesticides include products such as mold and mildew cleaners, weed killers and chemicals utilized for pools.  Sometimes serious blunders occur which have serious consequences.

A woman placed some grainy pesticides into some meat balls. Her goal was to entice the raccoons that were giving her problems to gobble up the chemicals. The suspicious raccoons refused to eat the treats. She placed the meat balls in the freezer and the unsuspecting husband  had them for a meal. Fortunately, the hospital staff was able to save him. Perhaps it’s best to let professionals handle raccoons in an appropriate manner.

A man placed bug bombs on top of his gas stove. The aerosol was ignited by the stove’s pilot light. The man was surprised when he noticed blown out windows , walls pushed out of position and serious roof damage. It’s very important  to turn off  all ignition sources before using bug bombs. 

According to my abacus the man would have be in a significantly better financial situation  if he had obtained the services of a professional exterminator. When his wife came home he sighed and  said to his wife “Oops, would you like a Pepsi?” Well, I’m joking. Be safe and consider using professionals.