Man Burns Down Apartment Trying To Kill Bugs With Fire

04/09/2014 02:42 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2014

We've heard of fire ants, but this is ridiculous.

An Orlando man had to be rescued from his apartment Sunday after starting a fire while trying to "burn the bugs in his home and computer," according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Witnesses called 911 after they saw flames coming out of the second-story apartment and heard the resident shouting for help, according to WFTV.

Four neighbors kicked in the door and pulled the 26-year-old from the blaze around 11:30 p.m., before authorities arrived. The man was later treated for smoke inhalation.

Police don't expect to file criminal charges, but a responding officer called for the man to be hospitalized because he is "a danger to himself and others."

Flames are just not a good method of extermination, people. Last year, a Texas woman burned down her house trying to kill a snake with fire.

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