North Carolina exterminator fined for spraying pesticides in occupied jail cells

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Jail stock photo

COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina exterminator has been fined for spraying pesticides in occupied jail cells.

WECT reported that David M. Baker of Baker’s Bug Business in Fair Bluff has agreed to pay $1,500 in connection to the incident.

Baker allegedly applied pesticides at the Columbus County Detention Center while inmates were in their jail cells. The pesticide should not be applied while people are present, according to the label.

The pesticide in question is Demand CS. The business specializes in pest, moisture and wildlife control.

The North Carolina Structural Pest Control Committee recently settled the matter.