FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2007
||Ned Dillon, deputy director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
Structural Pest Control Committee meets in Raleigh
RALEIGH – The N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee met recently in Raleigh and approved the following settlement agreements:
- Robert L. Jones, owner of Budget Pest Prevention Inc. of Monroe, agreed to pay $4,000 for improperly supervising employees working under his license that resulted in termite damage to two homes. In both cases, employee Chris Jones installed bait systems but did not properly maintain the systems. Both homeowners called the company to complain about active termites, but neither could get responses from the company.
Jones also agreed to pay $2,000 for failing to correct an improper termite treatment at a home in Charlotte after four reinspections were performed by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division.
Jones agreed to pay $2,000 for not correcting a termite treatment at a home in Mint Hill after four reinspections by NCDA&CS.
Jones also agreed to pay $2,000 for not correcting a termite treatment at a home in Charlotte after four inspections were made by NCDA&CS. When a deviation is noted by an inspector, the structural pest operator is obligated to correct the problem within 30 days.
- Harry Carter, owner of CBI Technologies in Kill Devil Hills, agreed to pay $2,000 for operating a structural pest control business for at least a year without a license. Carter had a registered technician card that expired in 2003 and failed the licensing exam in 2006. He does hold a N.C. pesticide applicator license, but it does not cover structural pest control applications.
- Phillip Ferger of Termitech-South Inc. in Charlotte agreed to pay $400 for issuing a Wood-Destroying Insect Report that stated that the residence had an active infestation of powder post beetles when there was none. Ferger also issued an incomplete treatment proposal for the home.
- Isaac Floyd Jr. of Mantis Pest Control Inc. in Roanoke Rapids agreed to pay $800 for improperly supervising an employee using his license. The employee, Harry L. Johnson, issued inaccurate Wood-Destroying Insect Reports and his company vehicle had five structural pest control violations.
- In the same case, Harry L. Johnson of Mantis Pest Control Inc in Roanoke Rapids agreed to surrender his registered technician’s card and not work in the structural pest control industry for at least two years.
- Don W. Hamby Jr. of Don’s Termite and Pest Control Inc. in Clemmons agreed to pay $400 for an improper booster application of Termidor SC to a home in Winston-Salem. Hamby did not apply the termiticide in a trench along the foundation wall as directed by the pesticide label.
- John R. Horton of Acme Pest Control Co. Inc of Concord agreed to pay $400 for improper supervision of an employee working under his license. The employee, Larry Ammons Jr., did improper new construction pre-treatments on two jobs and falsified his records to indicate he had done the appropriate treatment. The employee was also found to have several other violations on his truck and safety violations when mixing and applying pesticides. Horton agreed to refund the money on both treatments and issue a five year warranty at no charge.
- Eric Justice of Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control Inc in Greensboro agreed to pay $400 and attend a training session in Raleigh after applying a pre-treatment termiticide to a horse barn using a chemical that states it is not to be used in livestock buildings.
- Linnie L. Roberts of Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Co. in Hamptonville agreed to attend a Wood Destroying Insect Inspector Training program and send an employee for training as well for issuing an inaccurate WDIR.
- Steve Rogers of Wilson agreed to pay $800 for the improper use of a pesticide used to get rid of bats in a rental property he oversees.
- John T. Williams of Raleigh agreed to pay $500 for operating as a structural pest control operator without a license. He treated a Raleigh home for more than five years without a license. Williams also agreed to refund the homeowner’s money.