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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 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 recently approved by the N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee:

  • Christopher Canaday, of Home Team Pest Defense in Myrtle Beach, S.C., agreed to pay $400 after an application of pesticide Bora-Care was found to be applied inconsistently with its labeling at a preconstruction residence in Calabash.
  • Joseph S. Smith Jr., of Home Team Pest Defense in Myrtle Beach, S.C., agreed to pay $400 for failing to properly supervise an employee under his license that misapplied the pesticide Bora-Care. In addition, Smith agreed to provide at least two hours of training to all his employees performing preconstruction termite treatments using Bora-Care in North Carolina.
  • John Fields, a registered technician for Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control in Durham, agreed to attend two hours of training after an application of the rodenticide WeatherBlok XT was found to be applied inconsistently with its labeling. The rodenticide was applied in areas where children, pets, domestic animals and non-target wildlife could have been exposed.
  • Kevin Hawkins, of Quality Control in Boone, agreed to pay $400 after misapplying the rodenticide Contrac Blox at a vacation rental property in Blowing Rock. A dog owned by the renters became sick after ingesting the rodenticide. In addition, Quality Control agreed to hold training for its employees and pay $400 for the injured dog’s veterinarian fees.
  • Larry Horn, of Go Forth Services in Rutherfordton, agreed to pay $400 after an application of pesticide Tempo SC was found to be applied inconsistently with its labeling at Haynes Library in Henrietta. The pesticide was applied in the library in the vicinity of people.
  • Ryan Pittman, of Terminix Co. of East Carolina in Washington, agreed to pay $400 after misapplying the pesticide Maxxthor SC. The pesticide was applied to an herb garden. The label on the pesticide prohibits its application on crops.

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