FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 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 approved on Thursday, Sept. 17, by the N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee:
- Vernon J. Elmore, of Orkin Pest Control in Greensboro, agreed to pay $400 for improperly installing and maintaining a termite baiting system at a property in Asheboro.
- Isaac Floyd Jr., owner of Mantis Pest Control Inc. in Roanoke Rapids, agreed to pay $800 after an application of Permethrin Pro was found to be applied inconsistently with its labeling at the Halifax Regional Airport.
- John P. Garst, owner of Enviro Pest Control of Raeford, agreed to pay a $3,000 penalty for charging a Red Springs homeowner for a termite treatment that was never performed. Extensive subterranean termite damage was found, but there was no evidence of treatment, drilling or trenching.
- William Gibbons, of X-Team Termite and Pest Control in New Bern, agreed to pay $400 for incorrectly applying the pesticide Phantom to a bathroom at a local gym during business hours. The label of the pesticide requires that any persons in the area where pesticide is applied wear personal protective equipment.
- James E. Gooch, of Terminix Co. in Wilmington, agreed to pay $1,000 after improperly installing and maintaining a termite baiting system at properties in Carolina Beach.
- William J. Ingersoll, of Sandhills Pest Control in Sanford, agreed to pay $400 for performing 42 household pest control P phase and 47 W phase services without liability insurance. It is illegal to perform these services without proper insurance.
- James C. Stogner, of Termitech South Inc. in Charlotte, agreed to pay $400 for failing to properly supervise an employee working under his license who was advertising termite inspections without specifying the Termitech South name.