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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010

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 approved by the N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee on Aug. 10:

  • Charles R. Chavarie, a registered technician for Termitech-South Inc in Charlotte, agreed to pay $400 for failing to accurately complete a Wood-Destroying Insect Information Report. The report failed to include evidence of termites and powder post beetles in a residential crawl space.
  • Elliott Hollingsworth, owner of Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminating Co in Wilmington, agreed to pay $400 for sending customers letters that included false statements concerning the company’s termite-protection warranty.
  • Robert L. Jones, of ValuePest.com in Matthews, agreed to pay $400 for placing monitoring stations inconsistently with labeling, and failing to maintain contract records of service for a residential property. Two monitoring stations were placed at the base of gutter downspouts, and two stations exceeded a 20-feet maximum.
  • Robert L. Jones, of ValuePest.com in Matthews, agreed to pay $800 for using termite monitoring stations inconsistently with labeling at a residential property. Several monitoring stations throughout the property were unsuitable due to moisture and decay of the monitoring stakes.
  • Douglas Kirkland, of Blackout Exterminating in Rock Hill, S.C., agreed to pay $2,000 for engaging in the act of structural pest control in Charlotte without a North Carolina license. Kirkland performed pest control work at the Casa Bella apartment complex and two other Casa Bella locations in Charlotte.
  • Michael Mitchell, of Atlantic Coast Pest Management in Leland, agreed to pay $400 for failing to store pesticides in a safe and secure manner. Pesticides were found in unmarked food containers and an unlocked tool box in a vehicle left unlocked and unattended.
  • Gregory A. Noll, of Inspection Plus in Goldsboro, agreed to surrender his structural pest control license for performing structural pest control work with an inactive license. In addition, Noll agrees to not apply to take the examination for a structural pest control license for two years.

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