A federal grand jury has indicted Josimar Ferreira, 36, on 16 counts of violating federal pesticide laws, the US Attorney's office announced today.
According to the indictiment, Ferreira and his TVF Pest Control routinely used malathion, licensed only for outdoor use, to combat bedbug infestations in area homes. In one case, he even sprayed it on a baby's crib - and then lied about the chemical to state investigators, the feds charge.
Also, neither Ferreira nor any of seven workers he hired were able to pass the state licensing exam.
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