FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
||John Dalley, deputy director
NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division
N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee annouces case settlements
RALEIGH –The N.C. Structural Pest Control Committee recently approved settlement agreements for cases in Pender and Moore counties:
The committee approved the following:
- Michael Fanning of Advanced Pest & Lawn in Burgaw agreed to pay $800 for failing to supervise and keep accurate records of structural pest control work done by Johnsie McSwain of Carolina Bed Bug Dog in Greensboro. McSwain is a registered technician under Fanning’s structural pest control license. Fanning also failed to notify the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division that Advanced Pest & Lawn was also doing business as Carolina Bed Bug Dog. He also failed to request authorization to operate a branch office more than 75 miles away from his location.
- Michael A. Cole of Southern Pines agreed to pay $800 for making false statements about high moisture levels in a crawl space at a residential property in Whispering Pines. The homeowners paid Cole’s employer, Terminix Company of North Carolina, $2,530 for installation of a dehumidifier. A second company and an inspector from the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division found that moisture-level readings were within the normal range. Terminix refunded the homeowner’s payment. In a related settlement, Albert S. Jourdan of Southern Pines, a licensee with Terminix Company of North Carolina, agreed to pay $600 for failing to supervise structural pest control work being done under his license.