Terminix to pay $10 million for pesticide misuse: Justice Department

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 29, 2016 3:39 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pest control company Terminix International Co LP and its U.S. Virgin Islands operation were charged on Tuesday with illegally applying a restricted-use pesticide in multiple residences in the Virgin Islands, the U.S. Justice Department said.

In a plea agreement, Terminix has agreed to pay a total of $10 million in criminal fines, community service and restitution payments for illegally applying pesticides containing methyl bromide, the Justice Department said in a statement.

The Environmental Protection Agency banned indoor use of methyl bromide products in 1984.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)