NJ Exterminator Fined For Banned Bedbug Pesticides

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 6:56 PM EST) -- New Jersey environmental regulators fined an exterminating company $860,000 on Monday for spraying at least 50 homes for bedbugs with pesticides not approved for indoor use and which can cause nausea, headaches and other health problems.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection also moved to permanently strip Newark, N.J.-based TVF Pest Control Inc. of its pesticide business license and to revoke individual applicator licenses for the employee who used the hazardous chemicals, Javier Godoy, and for TVF owner Josimar Ferreira.

Based on its investigation, the...
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