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Old 09-05-2015, 05:17 PM
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Better be extra careful. This horribly tragic story in Florida:

https://gma.yahoo.com/family-alleges...pstories.html#

Tenting is very common down here. I'd be extra vigilant in airing it out afterwards. The family thought they all came down with the flu until they took the boy to a clinic. The doctor told them to get out of the house.
It isn't terribly uncommon for burglars to get poisoned robbing tented houses.
I bomb my RV every so often. I'm already paranoid about airing it out. Figure anything that can kill a damn roach can kill anything.
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:26 PM
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Something isn't right with this story. It will be interesting to see the real facts.
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I just saw this story on the evening news. Regardless of what the facts are, it's a real tragedy for this young boy and his family.

Sneaky Snooker, since you're in the business, what do you think caused this to occur?
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I call BS. I have had 7 houses fumigated so far this year and never had a problem. Every time they tell me that I have to wait 48 hours and they will clear the house and tell me when it is safe to enter. After they clear the house, we open the windows and turn on the ceiling fans for a couple of hours and have never had an issue.

I'm sure this family has been advised by Morgan & Morgan or some other POS law firm like that and are just looking for a payout.
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Originally Posted by PXMAN View Post
I just saw this story on the evening news. Regardless of what the facts are, it's a real tragedy for this young boy and his family.

Sneaky Snooker, since you're in the business, what do you think caused this to occur?
The SF fumigant wants to escape a structure. In my 40 years I have never seen a case where someone was exposed after the structure has been aired out. Even if it wasn't cleared properly there should not have been enough SF left to cause a problem. Usually if there is any type of problem it is discomfort from the warning agent (tear gas) CP. But it is burning eyes and a scratchy throat. I am very concerned for the young man but curious to find out exactly what he was exposed to. They have only said a "chemical" and have not said SF or CP specifically.
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This is stupid. The lawyers are already at it.


He was having some uncontrollable muscle movements, couldn't stand up, couldn't speak, so they took him to a local walk-in and the doctor quickly recognized it was probably poisoning from a treatment

Life as he's known it has been stolen from him. It's not going to be the same

We were saddened to learn of this and our hearts are with the family. We are carefully reviewing the matter

Because there's no antidote and no specific treatment, you need to get out of the environment
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I'm throwing bullshit flag.

Betcha here's what really happened: Family tried all kinds of box store chemicals over period of time, then gave up and had it tented. Any "damage" to child was from poisons family used themselves.

I almost bought a house on the water that had termites and have conversations with 3 companies. People don't understand this is a gas, not liquid, ganuals, solid, etc. Best analogy one company used was it's just like when you let the helium out of balloons. There's nothing left behind
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Maybe Heisenberg was cooking there.
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Depends on what chemicals were used. Some have a residual. A subcontractor did the work. If the wrong concentrations, wrong chemicals were used, bad things.
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Originally Posted by Restrain View Post
Depends on what chemicals were used. Some have a residual. A subcontractor did the work. If the wrong concentrations, wrong chemicals were used, bad things.
That's really not true. Many different concentrations of fumigant are used.
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