EDITOR'S NOTE: Clarifications have been made to the last two paragraphs, cases involving Greg Pratt and David Brown. (6-19-13)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee announces case settlements
RALEIGH – The N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee recently approved the following settlement agreements for cases in Duplin, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Jackson, New Hanover, Pitt and Robeson counties.
- Brian Yarborough of Bioremediation Services of America Inc. in High Point agreed to pay $10,000 for performing and advertising for pest control services without a license. Yarborough performed at least 364 treatments without a valid license. He has agreed to not perform any more structural pest control treatments until he receives a license or works under a valid licensee.
- Terry S. Canady of Canady’s Service Inc. in Lumber Bridge agreed to pay $1,200 for performing insufficient termite treatments. NCDA&CS collected 46 soil samples from properties he treated and 52 percent were found to be deficient. The treatments have been corrected.
- Kevin J. Snyder of Bugs Etc. Termite and Pest Control in Wilmington agreed to pay $800 for issuing a Wood Destroying Insect Report that failed to note evidence of active powder post beetles and subterranean termites in the crawlspace of a home.
- Paul Stopyra of Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control in Greenville agreed to pay $1,500 for misapplying a pesticide inside of a residence. Stopyra applied Pyrocide 300 at a rate several times higher than the label recommendation. Clegg’s had the residence decontaminated by a third-party business.
- Michael L. Howard of B & G Extermination Company in Winston-Salem agreed to pay $800 for issuing an inaccurate Wood Destroying Insect Report for a residence. The WDIR stated there was evidence of termites and that no control measures were performed. Howard offered to
perform treatment. It was later found that there was evidence of previous treatment to the structure and a treatment was not needed.
- Carl Thomas Marley of Van Wal Services of the Carolinas Inc. of Kernersville agreed to pay $700 for performing structural pest control work without a structural pest control license. He was doing side work while employed by the company with only a registered technician’s card.
- Harold G. Kennedy of B & T Pest Control of Beulaville agreed to pay $1,200 for issuing an inaccurate WDIR. The report stated that were no inaccessible areas and that no evidence of active termites was found. It was later found the area under the den was inaccessible and that there was extensive termite infestation.
- Kay M. Tilley of Tilley Pest Service of Statesville agreed to pay $800 for issuing an inaccurate WDIR and for not performing proper termite infestation treatment. The report failed to indicate termite evidence in the basement of a residence. Records also showed that 80 gallons of termiticide was applied to the structure, although the proper treatment of the structure required 150 gallons of termiticide.
- Kevin Pate of Pates pest control company in Cashiers agreed to pay $1,500 for performing structural pest control services with an expired structural pest control license. Pate’s license expired on July 1, 2011 and inspection of his records showed that he did structural pest control work through June of 2012.
- Greg Pratt of Brown Pest, Inc. of Winston Salem agreed to pay $800 for advertising and performing structural pest control work under a company name that is not the same as shown on his registered technician card. Pratt was using a vehicle that failed to display the name of the company performing pest control services while he and his employees were performing pest control for Brown Pest, Inc. Structural Pest Control law states that structural pest control company vehicles should clearly show the name of the business doing the work.
- In the same case, David Brown of Brown Pest, Inc. of Winston-Salem also agreed to pay $800 for failing to display the company name on a service vehicle being used while performing structural pest control work. He also failed to apply for identification cards for two employees.