Cesar Schmitz, 48, had a cockroach problem in the backyard of his home in Enéas Marques, Brazil, and he wanted to settle the score at long last. "My wife complained that there was a lot of roaches invading our garden," Schmitz said, per the New York Post. "She is scared of them and begged me to destroy their nest under the ground once and for all."
Schmitz heard his wife tell him to "destroy their nest," so his male brain computed that directive to mean that she wanted him to literally destroy the lawn, where he believed the root of this cockroach infestation existed. Schmitz poured gasoline on the grass, struck a match, and threw it in a hole in the lawn where he thought the roaches were present.
Within a few seconds, the yard exploded, sending soil and grass (and most likely, a handful of cockroaches) flying into the air. Schmitz's dogs immediately fled moments after his foot came dangerously close to getting caught in the mishap. Check it out below.
"I had no idea that this could happen," Schmitz said. "Luckily the damage was only contained on the lawn. If I had been standing closer or the table had hit me, it could have been fatal."
Schmitz will now need to replant his garden. So, was his radical idea of ridding himself of his roach problem really worth it? Maybe these roaches are gone forever, or maybe they will come back with a vengeance.