In two separate incidents recently, homeowners trying to kill a spider that crawled indoors inadvertently set their homes on fire.

In the first incident, a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter to try to kill a spider in his laundry room, but it ended up causing a fire that spread throughout the home, causing $60,000 in damage to the structure and house contents.

In a separate incident, a woman ignited some towels to try to kill a spider, but it ended up lighting the duplex on fire. The woman was charged with aggravated arson.

In both cases, for all the damage, there was no record of whether the blaze actually killed the spider they were trying to control. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but friends, our treatments are much safer, and more effective!