NY Man Demonstrates How Not to Get Rid of Bedbugs

Soak them with alcohol, celebrate with a cigarette
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2015 3:44 PM CDT
How Not to Get Rid of Bedbugs
A bedbug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Someone told Scott Kemery that if you saturate bedbugs with alcohol, they'll die. Nobody, apparently, told Scott Kemery that you shouldn't light a cigarette after soaking the inside of your bedbug-infested car with alcohol, while still sitting in the car. Result: the 44-year-old Long Island man suffered first- and second-degree burns, destroyed his rental car, and damaged two other vehicles, reports Newsday. But he did, presumably, get rid of the bedbugs. (More bedbugs stories.)

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