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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009

CONTACT: Ned Dillon, deputy director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division

(919) 733-6100
   

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.

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