Florida Company Sued by EPA Over Pesticide Use

Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Harrell’s LLC, a pesticide producer based in Lakeland, FL, has agreed to pay $1,736,560 in civil penalties for allegedly distributing and selling pesticides without labels or with labels that were illegible. The EPA also alleged that the company distributed or sold pesticides in violation of a prior stop sale order issued by the EPA, and produced Florida Company Sued by EPA Over Pesticide Use large amounts of pesticides over several years at its Alabama facility before registering with the EPA. The penalty is one of the largest ever for an enforcement case under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Pesticides that some homeowners routinely use are potentially so harmful that the law requires they be labeled to prevent harm to people and the environment. “Pesticides can be highly toxic to fish and other wildlife and can contaminate our drinking water. Proper labeling is critical to ensure that people know how to use them correctly and safely.” said Cynthia Giles, EPA’s Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.

At Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators we don’t use pesticides at all. We pride ourselves in offering only environmentally friendly pest control and we can assure you it’s just as effective if not more so than chemical treatments. We offer green pest control solutions because we know how important your family and pets are to you.

Environmentally Friendly Pest ControlWe’d be happy to provide you with additional information regarding any of the services we offer including Residential Pest Control, Bed Bug Removal, Termite Treatment, Rodent Control, Mosquito Control, Builder Pre-Treats, Moisture Control, Commercial Pest Control and Termite Inspections.

As a local, family-owned business we look forward to helping you with your pest control issues. Our service territory encompasses Brunswick County, Pender County, New Hanover County and Onslow County in North Carolina. If we can help you in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us either by calling us at 910-254-9443 or through our Contact Page. At Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators we’d love to hear from you.

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