RALEIGH —The N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee recently approved settlement agreements for cases in Avery, Beaufort, Davie, Forsyth and Union counties and Hiawassee, Ga.
Following are the case settlements:
— Ralph D. Naylor of JP Green Milling Co. in Mocksville agreed to pay $1,000 for failing to maintain written records of commodity fumigation, failing to store Phostoxin, a restricted-use pesticide, in a locked storage area when not in use and for failing to post warning signs in the storage area at King Milling in King. Naylor is owner of King Milling and part-owner of JP Green Milling Co.
— Dennis Benson of Alpine Exterminating Co. in Hiawassee, Ga., agreed to pay $600 for failing to supervise employees who performed 57 W-phase structural pest jobs from Jan. 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012, without proper certification.
— In similar cases, Michael A. Fernandez and Gregory S. Lohman, both of Alpine Exterminating Co. in Hiawassee, Ga., agreed to pay $2,000 each for performing 57 W-phase structural pest jobs from Jan. 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012, without a license to perform W-phase work.
— Michael A. Rogers of Killingsworth Environmental of the Carolinas in Indian Trail, and managing member of Bed Bug Green Solution LLC, agreed to pay $800 for technicians performing structural pest work without a structural pest control license. The technicians worked for Bed Bug Green Solution LLC and performed residential bedbug heat treatment. Bed Bug Green Solutions LLC did not have a structural pest control license from May 12, 2012, to Oct. 29, 2012.
— Andrew G. Meyer of Appalachian Termite and Pest Control Inc. in Banner Elk agreed to pay $800 for performing 272 P-phase treatments, two W-phase treatments and 19 wood destroying insect inspections without a structural pest control license. Meyer’s license expired on June 30, 2011, and was not renewed until Nov. 6, 2012.
— Preston K. Turner of Turner Pest Control in Washington agreed to pay $2,000 for failure to obtain registered technician cards for nine employees.
— Bo Gilliam of Triad Pest Control Inc. in Winston-Salem agreed to pay $800 for failure to provide structural pest control records for the treatment of a residential property for termites and for failure to supervise structural pest control work done under a licensee’s management.
Also discussed at the meeting was the issue of companies using canines as an aid in pest identification. The N.C. Structural Pest Control Act of 1955 requires a Structural Pest Control license for anyone doing identification or inspection of pests. The Structural Pest Control Committee requested the Structural Pest Control and Pesticide Division work with the N.C. Attorney General’s office to develop draft rules for the committee to consider concerning training, certification and supervision of canine pest detection businesses. Some states have already adopted rules that addressed requirements stating how canine teams (handler and dog) are to be trained and certified.