All Creatures Great and Small

Pest control legal action

Someone told me about an incident where a pest control company sprayed pesticides on her property even though it was off limits. They used a toxic synthetic pyrethroid which can affect her, can seriously affect her cats and ruined her organic garden. The technician said it was organic, which is nonsense and a total lie. I sent her information and recommended she file a lawsuit against the pest company and I am convinced she will win.

The point I am making is that pesticides are very often misused on public and private property. There are good, competent pest control companies, but an awful lot of pest companies are in the wrong business. They are required to follow the directions on the pesticide label and if they don’t they are violating federal law.

Companies frequently spray baseboards in homes and businesses even when real baseboards aren’t even there. That is a violation of most labels. I have seen companies spraying in the wind and even when there was snow on the ground when bugs aren’t at all active. I have seen pest companies and government agencies spraying herbicides on gravel when there are no weeds present. I have asked them to identify weeds that they are spraying and most of them have no idea even though the label says which species of plants you can spray. I know of companies spraying “baseboards’ in schools, which could definitely compromise the health of our children.

I am suggesting that if you see anything potentially illegal or if you have pest companies spraying all around the inside of your house, your business or in schools, then you should consider lawsuits. If the industry becomes exposed to lawsuits more often, then they may better train their employees and avoid the misapplication of pesticides. If you are suspicious of anything like this, contact me and I will help you to the best of my ability. I have worked on about a half dozen pesticide lawsuits for law firms in recent years. Pesticides are weapons of mass destruction and have to be used correctly for the safety of our citizens and our ecosystem. In reality, they don’t have to be used at all as there are non-toxic methods of pest management.


About askthebugman

I have been in the pest management industry for over 40 years. In that time I have used almost every pesticide available to control so-called “pests”. With this experience, I have learned over the years that the pesticides we use are far more dangerous than the pests we are trying to control. As a result, it has become a passion for me to improve the quality of life for humans and the planet, by assisting people to not only become more educated and aware of their environment – but also by learning to manage their home and business with a sustainable and healthier approach to tending to unwanted infestations of bugs. Please enjoy my blog posts, check out my publications, utilize my services, or simply stay in touch if you have a bug question…


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