Terminix fined $10M for poisoning family with illegal pesticide

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U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - A family trip to the Virgin Islands sounds like the perfect getaway, right? That is until everyone gets sick.

Pesticide, used by Terminix, is responsible for ruining a Delaware family's vacation . . . and life. A judge ordered the company to pay up to the tune of 10-million dollars.

Terminix used an illegal, toxic pesticide to fumigate the home the family stayed at. After visiting the villa, they suffered permanent and severe neurological damages.

A vacation turned crippling. . . hopefully pest control companies will learn from the mistake made by Terminix before spring bugs start to crawl back out.