Girl Units Herself on Hearth Whereas Attempting To Get Rid of Mattress Bugs


A woman accidentally set herself on fire while trying to kill a bed bug infestation, authorities said.

The 31-year-old used alcohol to set her car on fire in Pontiac, Michigan, because she believed there were bed bugs in it, police said.

Representatives from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 1200 block of Perry Street at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday due to a car fire, ClickOnDetroit reported.

Officials told the publication that the woman who owned the car had a panic attack because there were bed bugs inside and decided to pour alcohol into the vehicle before setting it on fire.

During the flaring, however, she accidentally set herself on fire, the police said.

The unidentified woman reportedly sustained second degree burns in the incident. She was taken to McLaren Oakland Hospital, about 30 miles northwest of Detroit, for treatment, officials said.

The Oakland Fire Department is investigating.

Newsweek has reached out to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Oakland Township Fire Department for comment.

Bed bugs can be found in bedding and mattresses, as well as personal items such as jackets, purses, and luggage.

In fact, former President Donald Trump’s luxury resort National Doral Miami is believed to have hosted an insect infestation in 2016.

The resort settled with a business traveler, Eric Linder, who sued after his face, back, and arms were “devoured by voracious bed bugs at the redesigned resort.”

Linder filed the lawsuit in July 2016 after spending a night at the Jack Nicklaus-themed mansion for $ 300 a night.

“Disgusting, but not unexpected, of a Trump estate. #TrumpBedBugs “, wrote the Twitter user @ mariadw1 at the time next to a GIF of the celebrity Paris Hilton, who made an ugly face.

“Well, that explains why I saw this deal at Groupon with 48% off the #TrumpBedBugs discount rate,” wrote another user @ L3_LeAnn along with a screenshot of the deal at Groupon.

The hashtag #BedBugSummit also picked up speed in 2019 after Trump decided to hold the Group of 7 (G7) summit on his property.

“No bed bugs at Doral. The Radical Left Democrats, when they heard that the perfectly located (for the next G-7) Doral National MIAMI was being considered for the next G-7, spread this false and mean rumor. Not pretty ! ” Trump responded on Twitter.

Fortunately, bed bug bites don’t usually lead to serious medical problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If your home is infested, one of the best ways to properly get rid of it is to call a professional pest control company to ensure a complete removal, recommends the CDC.

File photo: Bed bug (Cimex lectularius) eating blood on human skin.
Smith Collection / Centers for Disease Control