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House blows up after fumigation explosion
Modesto Bee ^

Posted on 10/09/2002 10:48:58 AM PDT by hoosierskypilot

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:55:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Charles Savoca was looking forward to ridding his house of termites, but he didn't realize the whole house would be gone as well.

Exterminators accidentally blew up Savoca's house Monday while using "thermagation" - an alternative to fumigation - to get rid of termites and ants.


(Excerpt) Read more at modbee.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: explosion; fumigation; house
Sometimes the cure is worse than the problem, e.g., Jimmy Carter slowing down inflation in the late 70's by raising the prime interest to 20%.
1 posted on 10/09/2002 10:48:58 AM PDT by hoosierskypilot
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To: hoosierskypilot
Yeah, but the termites are likely dead.
2 posted on 10/09/2002 10:51:07 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: hoosierskypilot
I prefer my termites fried in coconut oil, much more of a nutty crunchy texture. Not sure if I would liked them baked, even with a nice sweet and sour sauce or a good bottle of chiati to wash them down with.

:')>

t
3 posted on 10/09/2002 10:52:30 AM PDT by P7M13
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To: hoosierskypilot
I assume this method appeals to people who prefer not to use pesticides.
4 posted on 10/09/2002 10:56:01 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: hoosierskypilot
Same thing happened in Torrance, CA earlier this year...

House blew up, and blew out windows in houses two blocks away.

Maybe they should substitute poison for the nitro...just a thought.

DD
5 posted on 10/09/2002 10:57:33 AM PDT by DiamondDon1
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To: Dog Gone
Yep. Another Earth Firster house gone.
6 posted on 10/09/2002 11:13:08 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: hoosierskypilot
A raging inferno took five air tankers, three helicopters and dozens of firefighters two hours

That's one heckuva fire, must have lit up half a block or so if it required Air Support. sheesh.

7 posted on 10/09/2002 11:18:40 AM PDT by Johnny Gage
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8 posted on 10/09/2002 11:19:24 AM PDT by mhking
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9 posted on 10/09/2002 11:23:33 AM PDT by William McKinley
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To: William McKinley
I have to ask . . .

What the heck is that?

10 posted on 10/09/2002 12:34:31 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: reformed_democrat
What the heck is that?

According to my internet documentation, the guy on the right is an EOD fellow defusing a bomb. The guy on the left's a bastard.

That's a paper bag in his hand he's about to pop...

11 posted on 10/09/2002 12:37:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: P7M13
Charcoal is better than propane.
12 posted on 10/09/2002 12:38:55 PM PDT by js1138
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To: mhking
Wouldn't this be "Hold muh 'roach'" instead? Especially considering it is Santa Cruz after all. :)
13 posted on 10/09/2002 12:41:06 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: P7M13
What?! No fava beans?
14 posted on 10/09/2002 12:41:51 PM PDT by 70times7
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To: js1138
You are correct. Plus charcoal is a renewable energy source. All you have to do is cut down some old growth forests to make more charcoal.

t
15 posted on 10/09/2002 12:41:53 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: Billthedrill
. . . the guy on the right is an EOD fellow defusing a bomb. The guy on the left's a . . .

LOL!
He sure is.

16 posted on 10/09/2002 12:45:13 PM PDT by reformed_democrat
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To: hoosierskypilot
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. A house, not the House. I thought from the title that the article was talking about the House of Representatives finally getting fumigated.
17 posted on 10/09/2002 1:03:25 PM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: hoosierskypilot
But...something went wrong. First one, and then four or five other propane tanks blew up from the heat.

A clear winner for the
Understatment of the Day
Award!
18 posted on 10/09/2002 2:39:44 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29
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To: hoosierskypilot
I have heard of other cases where someone exceeded the recommended limits for bug bombs, setting off as many as 30 in a small house or apartment. When the pilot light on the water heater set off the fumes, BOOM!

Darwin never sleeps.

19 posted on 10/09/2002 3:02:59 PM PDT by LibKill
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To: mhking
"Hold muh D-Con an' watch this!"
20 posted on 10/09/2002 3:21:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: hoosierskypilot
"I hired them thinking they had the expertise to do this without burning my house down," Savoca said. "They sure exterminated my house."

Oops! Sorry about that ...

21 posted on 10/09/2002 4:29:43 PM PDT by altair
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To: hoosierskypilot
"Hold muh insurance policy."
22 posted on 10/09/2002 8:51:29 PM PDT by Tawiskaro
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