FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCT. 6, 2008
James Burnette Jr., director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division
N.C. Pesticide Board settlements announced
RALEIGH—The following settlement agreements were recently approved by the N.C. Pesticide Board:
- Baltazar Perez of Dana agreed to pay $3,000 for injecting a pesticide through an irrigation system not equipped for chemigation. It is unlawful to use any pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
- Rocky J. Pearce of Wild Kingdom Rescue Service Inc. in Creedmoor agreed to pay $400 for using Avitrol Whole Corn to control Muscovy ducks. In North Carolina, Muscovy ducks are not declared as pests and Avitrol is not labeled for the control of Muscovy ducks. It is unlawful to use any pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Pearce was also not licensed as a pesticide applicator.
- James T. Dawkins of The Pearl Golf Course in Sunset Beach agreed to pay $800 for not maintaining records for pesticide applications on the golf course. Upon an initial inspection, Dawkins was issued a Notice of Non-Compliance and was given 30 days to correct these violations. A re-inspection found he had not attempted to correct his restricted-use pesticide record-keeping violations.
- National Chemical Laboratories Inc. of Philadelphia, Pa., agreed to pay $600 for selling NCL Pronto TB Ready to Use Foaming Disinfectant Cleaner, which claimed to be effective against Staphylococcus auerus but failed to kill this organism when tested by the AOAC Germicidal Spray Products Test. The cleaner falsely claimed to be effective against the bacteria, which is illegal.
- William C. Moore of W.C. Moore Farms in Bethel agreed to pay $1,400 for not disposing of pesticides in accordance with labeling requirements and N.C. pesticide storage regulations.
- Gene Edmundson of Dixie Chemicals in Warsaw agreed to pay $900 for selling restricted-use pesticides as a non-certified pesticide applicator.
- David Cashwell of Suntree Landscaping in Fayetteville agreed to pay $600 for applying QuikPRO pesticide after letting his Ground Applicator License expire.