ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA/NBC NEWS) - A St. Petersburg, Florida woman says her cat is dead after a pest control company showed up too early to tent her home for termites.
Caroline Stadler recently moved into a home and discovered termites.
Like many homeowners, she learned the most effective way to get rid of the termites is to hire a pest control company to tent her entire home. The company then releases deadly gas into the home that kills termites - and anything else living inside.
Stadler hired Terminix for the job and says she had a contract stating they would show up at 3 p.m. Monday to begin the work.
“I was supposed to get off work at 1 p.m. and I was going to come by and get my cat and get all my stuff and get out. But when I pulled up around 1:30, my house was already tented with my cat inside,” said Stadler.
To her horror, Stadler realized the workers had already released the deadly gas. They would not allow her to go inside to get her cat, Dahlia.