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Ant-Man Ruins House With Poison Bombs
The Local ^ | 22 Nov 12

Posted on 11/22/2012 9:37:22 PM PST by nickcarraway

A German couple who called a pest exterminator to kill ants in their new house are looking for somewhere new to live after the man used too many poison bombs and contaminated their home so badly it has been torn down.

The couple named only as Lars and Patricia K. were so annoyed by an infestation of ants in their nice, new house in Burscheid near Cologne that they called a pest exterminator to get rid of them, the regional Express newspaper wrote on Thursday.

But unluckily for them, the man they employed was an over-enthusiastic amateur who was not even registered with the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

"He put smoke bombs around the house and used hundreds of times the permitted dosage," a witness told the paper.

And when the couple returned home 24 hours later - with their two-year-old son - they were devastated to see what had happened.

"The wallpaper had come off, all the pictures had fallen off the walls," they told Express.

The place stank strongly of chemicals and was obviously uninhabitable. An environmental auditor was called out, and said the highly concentrated poison had gone deep into the walls and could not be removed.

The house, which had only been built two years ago, was so contaminated it was demolished on Wednesday, but the cellar has been left in place for further investigation, wrote the paper, in case the ground under the house was also contaminated.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 11/22/2012 9:37:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yo then there, ping and all that stuff.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 9:42:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Man, the rest of the Avengers'll be p*ssed!


3 posted on 11/22/2012 10:28:05 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway; martin_fierro; mikrofon

Ich bin ein Bugthinner.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 10:39:16 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Ich bin ein Tagliner.)
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To: nickcarraway

But did it get rid of the ants?


5 posted on 11/22/2012 10:40:58 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Ich bin ein Tagliner.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Nein.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 10:50:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: nickcarraway

Never ask a German to exterminate anything.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 10:50:36 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Dogbert41

‘scuse me. I have exterminated MANY mice, rats, bugs...and I am a Cherman!


8 posted on 11/22/2012 10:51:37 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: nickcarraway

Was it over when the Germans bombed Lars and Patricia?


9 posted on 11/22/2012 11:51:10 PM PST by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

There was no other way; those bugs were huge!

10 posted on 11/23/2012 1:23:48 AM PST by cartan
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To: nickcarraway

Gotta love Wilhelm the Exterminator. He’s especially thorough when making mistakes.


11 posted on 11/23/2012 1:37:29 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: nickcarraway

When in the Asphalt business, if a Dr were to complain about a job (most assuredly there would be something ‘wrong’) I used to tell the most obnoxious ones:

“You, as a Dr, can bury your mistakes. I am forced to fix mine”.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 1:40:14 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: nickcarraway
Ant-Man Ruins House With Poison Bombs

The title alone brought me to this thread.

13 posted on 11/23/2012 1:59:25 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: nickcarraway
"He put smoke bombs around the house and used hundreds of times the permitted dosage,"

Obviously they have rednecks in Germany, too.

14 posted on 11/23/2012 2:02:37 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Brad's Gramma

It only killed nein ants! for crying out loud with all that poison you would think it would get at least a dozen or so.


15 posted on 11/23/2012 3:49:31 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: nickcarraway; F15Eagle; Gamecock
Just call me Carl "The Exterminator."


16 posted on 11/23/2012 3:58:42 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Ken H

hahahah!


17 posted on 11/23/2012 4:13:37 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: nickcarraway

Ant problem solved with just one application Ant-B-Gone. Now in the handy 20 megaton size.

18 posted on 11/23/2012 5:23:00 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: nickcarraway

Never use that surplus IG Farben stuff!


19 posted on 11/23/2012 5:31:24 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: nickcarraway

20 posted on 11/23/2012 5:48:10 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Dogbert41

Evil LOL ...


21 posted on 11/23/2012 5:52:33 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Dogbert41
dude. noooo...wrong...bad. funny.

:)

LOL. (actually..."guffawed" out loud is probably more precise)

22 posted on 11/23/2012 5:53:16 AM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: nickcarraway

Dr Pym gets himself into some trouble.


23 posted on 11/23/2012 5:55:55 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: nickcarraway

Did it get rid of the ants?


24 posted on 11/23/2012 8:38:51 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro
He put smoke bombs around the house and used hundreds of times the permitted dosage

Ich bin ein Bombinner

25 posted on 11/23/2012 8:49:28 AM PST by mikrofon (Ich bin ein Prizewinner)
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To: nickcarraway

But did it kill that ants?


26 posted on 11/23/2012 8:50:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeaDragon

I’m sure this is going to end up a Phase IV solution to the ants!!


27 posted on 11/23/2012 8:52:30 AM PST by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

28 posted on 11/23/2012 8:53:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I could have sent them to my local AGWAY where they sell a $2 bottle of this sticky liquid that you put on several small paper cut-outs around the floor. The ants then track this poison that’s stuck to them back to their nests & in several weeks they are ALL gone for good.


29 posted on 11/23/2012 8:57:49 AM PST by LongWayHome
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