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California man using blowtorch to kill spiders starts house fire

Old 10-25-2018, 04:34 AM
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/californi...rts-house-fire
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Old 10-25-2018, 04:51 AM
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Hopefully insurance doesn't pay.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:08 AM
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How else are you supposed to kill them ?????
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Seems reasonable to me.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:17 AM
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I got so pissed at the fire ants in my yard a few years back, I was going around the yard with a 1 gallon gas can and lighting up the nests Hey, they said they were fire ants! I got spiders in my new metal shop so bad that the blow torch is sounding attractive!!
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Don't blame him a bit.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:42 AM
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clearly he's been lurking here and did what any reasonable THT'er would do and burnt the thing down.

F the snakes, F the spiders.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:56 AM
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How else are you supposed to kill them ?????
Lighting them up with the aerosol deodorant, at a safe distance of course.

More importantly, did he get them all?
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
I got so pissed at the fire ants in my yard a few years back, I was going around the yard with a 1 gallon gas can and lighting up the nests Hey, they said they were fire ants! I got spiders in my new metal shop so bad that the blow torch is sounding attractive!!
Your superior intellect prepared you for this problem in advance by putting up a metal building.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:04 AM
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I had to stop my wife from doing that one day, but for weeds, not spiders. I have one of those torches that were designed for melting snow/ice on sidewalks that attaches to a propane tank, I use it for lighting my big green egg (quick and works like a charm). Anyways, one afternoon, I hear this "whooshing" sound in the courtyard....I walk outside and she is torching weeds with it. Good idea, but the weeds don't immediately wilt and disappear, so she had to hold it on them for a minute....not good for the surrounding ground and structure. Luckily she had just started and was in the middle and not near the walls....I don't think it would have phased the concrete block wall, but I don't think the paint would have faired too well.........
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:11 AM
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Reminds me of a story my grandfather told me.

Someone, I forget the name, was mad at a hawk for killing his chickens. He set a trap caught the hawk. Instead of simply killing the hawk he doused it with coal oil and lit it afire. The hawk flew up in the sky and fell back to ground. Then it ran under the porch and caused the house to burn down.

Sometimes people get what they deserve.

I don't really think torching spiders is cruel, at least it doesn't bother me, but It can be stupid. The hawk deal was just mean.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:04 AM
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Years ago, my yard was infested with Tussok Moth caterpillars. They make their fuzzy cocoons on everything. Started burning them off with a propane torch. Worked pretty good too. Did I learn my lesson when I set some rotten wood on the corner of the hose soffit on fire - No. Just decided to be more careful. A few days later I was torching them in the barn. Went around the corner and heard some crackling noises. Came back to find floor to ceiling flames on one wall. Happened to have a water hose handy. Learned the lesson that time.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:23 AM
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Was the guy a transplant from Florida?
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