FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009
||Ned Dillon, deputy director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
Structural Pest Control Committee approves settlement agreements
RALEIGH – The following settlement agreements were recently approved by the N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee:
- USA Bug Busters of Gastonia agreed to pay $2,000 for continuing to perform both wood-destroying and household pest control work after failing to renew its structural pest control license. The license expired on June 30 and was not renewed until Aug. 4.
- Steve Goodman, a registered technician for the Rowan/Salisbury School System, agreed to pay $400 for allowing a homeowner to place a copy of his registered technician card in the permit box of a house being built. The homeowner, who is not a licensed pest control operator, performed the termite treatment himself.
- Gary McConnell, of Smith Exterminating Co. in Raleigh, agreed to pay $400 after misapplying pesticide Bifenthrin 7.9. While treating a yard to control insects, he also sprayed an herb garden. The label on the pesticide prohibits its application on crops.
- Steven Murray, of Biotech Systems in Birmingham, Ala., agreed to pay $12,000 for conducting pest control work over the past two years at health care facilities across North Carolina without first securing a valid North Carolina structural pest control license.
- Wayne Ruey, of Termite Inspector Plus in Louisburg, agreed to pay $400 after failing to attend scheduled site inspections by the NCDA&CS and provide records of work performed.
- Charlie W. Boone, of B&B Pest Control in Wadesboro, agreed to pay $5,000 for performing pest control work after his license expired. The license expired on July 1 and was not renewed until Nov. 10.